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Gun Policy News, 1 June 2006

Estados Unidos

1 June 2006

New Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram) / UPI

MILWAUKEE — U.S. government data indicates a Milwaukee-area gun shop ranks No. 1 for selling the most guns recovered by police in criminal investigations. Badger Outdoors held the dubious honor for the second straight year in 2005, according to data released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during a trial involving a California gun shop suing to keep its license. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports police traced guns involved in 537... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

1 June 2006

Guardian (UK)

A woman yesterday told a jury how she had accidentally shot her husband dead while dancing to a CD by the country and pop music singer Shania Twain as the couple prepared to have sex. Linda West, 49, denies murdering her husband of nine weeks, Gregory West, 45, as he sat in a chair at their flat in Southampton last May. The blast hit Mr West in the heart, killing him instantly. The crown alleges she killed him after a row, which was overheard by neighbours. But at... (GunPolicy.org)

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1 June 2006

Business Day (Johannesburg)

CAPE TOWN — Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula has done an about-turn on existing gun licences, with the latest draft legislation insisting that all existing legal guns be relicensed. The latest version of the Firearms Control Amendment Bill, presented yesterday to Parliament's safety and security committee, abandons an earlier suggestion that the relicensing process be replaced by a national audit of all legal firearms. The move is certain to again have... (GunPolicy.org)

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Naciones Unidas,Estados Unidos

1 June 2006


GENEVA — The United Nations and the Swiss government said on May 31 they were calling a high-level international meeting next week on armed violence and development — but the United States was not invited. The gathering of ministers and senior representatives from some 48 countries aims to launch a world-wide effort to cut the gun crime and conflict hitting the economies of poorer nations, U.N. and Swiss officials told a news conference. "Where armed violence... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

1 June 2006

Boston Globe

The sun bright and the air was rife with good intentions, not to mention hip-hop music imploring the 'hood to "Start Peace." Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino was announcing a gun-buyback program, under which people who turn in guns to police will receive $200 in Target gift cards. The goal is to cut street violence by reducing the number of guns on the streets. I wanted to believe. But as I scrawled notes during Tuesday's press conference at First Parish Church in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

1 June 2006

Oakland Tribune (California)

SAN LEANDRO — The attorney for a popular gun dealership that has been ordered to surrender its sales license said Wednesday that a decision will be made today on whether to continue a legal fight to keep the store open. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker last week refused to overturn a federal government-imposed closing date for Trader Sports Inc., which was found to have repeatedly violated federal gun-sales laws. He gave CEO Anthony Cucchiara until... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

1 June 2006

Queens Chronicle (New York)

Woodhaven Rifle and Pistol Range, located at 74 16 Jamaica Ave., had its license to sell firearms suspended and its inventory of guns and rifles seized during an undercover sting operation last Thursday. Michael Spallone, 43, was arrested for making what police call "straw purchases" in which the person signing a weapon's paperwork purchases the gun for someone else. Spallone was caught on videotape selling guns to an investigator who handled and purchased the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Trinidad y Tobago

1 June 2006

Trinidad and Tobago Express

A fisherman was slapped with the maximum penalty of 20 years hard labour after pleading guilty to the unlawful receipt and possession of a firearm and ammunition belonging to the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment. Michael Noreiga, 41, of no fixed place of abode, appeared before Magistrate Avason Quinlan at the Port of Spain Fourth (B) Magistrates' Court. He was charged with unlawfully receiving a Heck Kuok 9mm pistol valued at $3,750, 30 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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1 June 2006

South African Press Association

CAPE TOWN — South African gun owners have disappointingly lost over 50 000 firearms over the past three years, Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula said on Thursday. Speaking in the National Assembly during debate on his budget vote, Nqakula said gun ownership in South Africa continued to be an emotive issue. Guns also continued to be the main weapons of choice in the commission of serious and violent crimes, but this was not exclusive to South Africa.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

1 June 2006

Queens Ledger (New York)

Last week, the NYPD scored a major coup in both boroughs, seizing the inventories of two stores where employees were caught selling guns to unlicensed buyers. Cops arrested 40-year-old Jack Togati, who works at DF Brothers Sport Center on New Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn, and 43-year-old Michael Spallone, who is employed at the Woodhaven Rifle and Pistol Range on Jamaica Avenue in Queens. Following their arrests on misdemeanor charges for failing to require purchasers to... (GunPolicy.org)

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1 June 2006

Interior News (British Columbia)

Nathan Cullen is ready to keep his promise to abolish the long-gun registry. During the run-up to the federal election two years ago, the then-NDP candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley promised voters, if elected, he would vote against the controversial gun registry. A confidence motion on the gun registry last June, which would have triggered an early election, forced the rookie MP to renege on that promise. "I felt like I was between a rock and a hard spot," he told... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

1 June 2006

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin), Column

If I didn't know that guns protect our freedoms and security, I would swear from this week's news that they mostly spread misery and death. As you'll recall from the recent National Rifle Association convention here, guns are not to blame for anything. They enjoy the protection of their very own amendment in the Constitution, and anyone who says anything bad about them obviously doesn't get it. Yet, guns keep showing up in such tragic circumstances. Any fool seems to... (GunPolicy.org)

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1 June 2006

Accra Mail, Editorial

On Wednesday we reported in our lead story the initiatives of anti-gun campaigners in Ghana and the West Africa sub-region to stem the tide of arms proliferation. In July, member states of the United Nations would review the impact of the UN Programme of Action on Illicit Trade in Small Arms. In Ghana, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Ghana has established the National Commission on Small Arms and together with civil... (GunPolicy.org)

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África Occidental,Nigeria,Malí

1 June 2006

People's Daily (China) / Xinhua

Experts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have begun the process of approving a regional draft convention to control the proliferation of small arms in the region, said a statement issued here on Wednesday. The statement issued by the ECOWAS headquarters in Nigerian capital Abuja said the process is being finalized at a meeting, which kicked off in Bamako, Mali on Tuesday. The statement said the three-day meeting would consider the draft... (GunPolicy.org)

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1 June 2006

BBC News

A young Colombian guitarist is using the internet to mobilise musicians to take the streets in the hope of calming outbreaks of guerrilla violence. Cesar Lopez, a classically-trained musician, is at the forefront of the Battalion Of Immediate Artistic Reaction, named in response to the government's Rapid Reaction Force. Although the group formed in February 2003 following a car bomb in the capital Bogota, it is now seeing a surge of interest, much of it generated... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Naciones Unidas

1 June 2006

Arms Control Today (Washington, DC)

The illicit proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons [1] ranks among today's most pressing security threats. Tens of thousands of people are killed or wounded each year in conflicts that are fought primarily with these weapons and in crime-ridden areas outside of conflict zones. They are also the weapons of choice for many terrorists. Approximately half of the international terrorist incidents documented in the 2003 Department of State report on global... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Naciones Unidas

1 June 2006

America's 1st Freedom. National Rifle Association of America (NRA), Editorial

Dear Secretary-General Annan: The 4th of July is America's most revered national holiday. Yet, you've invited 50 dictatorships and six terrorist states to join with you on that day in your conspiracy to ban civilian firearms ownership worldwide and strip Americans of our freedoms. In doing so, you have demonstrated the U.N.'s explicit disrespect for our Bill of Rights and declared the U.N. to be an enemy of freedom everywhere. Americans like me have over 230 years of... (GunPolicy.org)

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