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Gun Policy News, 4 August 2004

Estados Unidos

4 August 2004

San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, California — In a third trial of a case that drew national attention, an Oakland jury has cleared a gun manufacturer of liability in the death of a 15-year-old Berkeley boy accidentally shot by his best friend. The seven-woman, five-man jury deliberated just five hours after a two-week trial before ruling Monday in favor of Beretta U.S.A. Corp., finding the pistol's design had not caused the accident. On May 29, 1994, Kenzo Dix was fatally shot at the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Taiwán

4 August 2004

Time (Asia)

Taiwan has some of the toughest gun-control laws in the world. Private ownership of firearms is largely outlawed; people convicted of illegally making, transporting or selling guns can face the death penalty. But several high-profile shootings — including a June 16 gun battle between police and suspected kidnappers in Taichung City that left two cops dead, and the March 19 assassination attempt on President Chen Shui-bian — have prompted a crackdown on illegal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

4 August 2004

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)

One morning in June, Bill Singleton was opening his Collinwood check-cashing store when he had to fend off a would-be robber in a skeleton mask. Though the man had a gun, Singleton managed to hold the door shut and lock it before calling police. When robbers came to Singleton's business Tuesday morning — three of them this time — they weren't the only ones with guns. In an exchange of gunfire, Singleton and a 17-year-old assailant were shot in the parking lot... (GunPolicy.org)

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Myanmar

4 August 2004

Irrawaddy (Burma), Opinion

Burma [Myanmar]'s ruling State Peace and Development Council, or SPDC, has been at pains over recent months to tell the international community that it is devoting a considerable effort to implementing a new "road map" to multi-party democracy and introducing measures for a more open economy. The military government has also claimed major advances in promoting education and public health, and in developing the country's civil infrastructure. The Rangoon regime can... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

4 August 2004

Port Clinton News Herald (Ohio), Editorial

The unfortunate wounding of a 12-year-old boy in Fremont recently shines some light on why so many people favor some form of gun control and why many are outraged that the state's new concealed carry law apparently prevents municipalities from barring guns from parks. In late July, the 12-year-old was wounded in the hand and abdomen when a gun that was thought to be unloaded discharged during a game of "war" using some of a relative's collection of guns. The sad... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

4 August 2004

Knight Ridder / Tribune (USA)

WASHINGTON — Less than six weeks before the federal assault-weapons ban expires, some supporters of an extension charged House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Wednesday with misleading the country after he said the Senate had already defeated it. The Senate voted 52-47 on March 2 in support of an amendment extending the ban. But the National Rifle Association then pressured Senate Republican leaders to kill the gunmaker-liability legislation that contained the amendment.... (GunPolicy.org)

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