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Gun Policy News, 20 June 2006


20 June 2006

CTV News (Toronto) / CP

The Conservative government has introduced legislation to formally disarm the contentious long-gun registry, though the bill won't be voted on until the fall. "The effort of trying to track down every single long-gun (rifles and shotguns) in Canada has been ineffective, costly and wasteful and has not led to a reduction in crime with guns," Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day told the media Monday. "Duck-hunters, farmers and law-abiding gun owners do not pose a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Rusia,Naciones Unidas

20 June 2006

Times (UK)

MOSCOW — Hardly a day goes by without Mikhail Kalashnikov turning on his television set and seeing his lethal invention being brandished somewhere. It still makes him proud to see the Kalashnikov assault rifle, better known as the AK-47, in the hands of professional soldiers and national liberation movements. But now, aged 86, he laments that it has become the weapon of choice for terrorists, criminals and child soldiers — and, as such, the most prolific killing... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 June 2006

South African Press Association

Arms control campaigners are to present the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the world's largest visual petition at 10am at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg. They want government to know that thousands of South Africans are calling for tough controls on the international arms trade. Twenty-eight thousand South Africans lent their faces to the international Million Faces Petition, the world's largest-ever visual protest document. Weapons in wrong hands They... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 June 2006

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

OTTAWA — Chiefs of police and other supporters of the federal long-gun registry continued to oppose its dismantling yesterday even as the Conservative government tabled legislation designed to do just that. The bill would repeal the requirement for owners to register non-restricted long guns and put the onus on firearms retailers to record sales. The legislation follows the government's announcement last month of an immediate one-year amnesty so that owners of rifles... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 June 2006

Globe & Mail (Toronto), Editorial

Critics of the Conservatives' gun-registry bill claim the Tories are removing a central plank in the country's gun-control regime. In fact, they are removing a minor plank, and a rotten one at that. The long-gun registry is only one small part of Canada's wide-reaching system for controlling the use and ownership of firearms. If the long-gun registry is abolished as the Conservative government proposes, Canadians will still be required to register handguns, which... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 June 2006

Calgary Sun (Alberta)

OTTAWA — The Conservative government touched off a hot summer debate over long guns yesterday as it tabled promised legislation to scrap the registry. Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day presented the bill to repeal the controversial program that has cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion over a decade. While all opposition parties officially oppose the move, Day said Tories are confident they can cobble up enough support from stray MPs to pass the bill. "All... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 June 2006

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin), Editorial

Some members of Congress are pushing to keep you in the dark about the sources of guns used in crimes. A bill would make such information hush-hush — even for your police department. It could learn about the origins of firearms involved in crimes it's investigating, but the bill would, incredibly, throw behind bars cops who shared that information with officers from other jurisdictions. Say shootings with the same mode of operation took place in West Allis and in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Naciones Unidas

20 June 2006

Financial Times (UK)

LONDON — An unusual coalition of Britain's government, arms manufacturers and campaigning groups will call today for an international treaty to regulate arms sales. Their public expression of support for a treaty will follow a meeting today at the Foreign Office between Margaret Beckett, UK foreign secretary, and representatives of the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) and campaigning groups including Oxfam and Amnesty International. The association has 625... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudáfrica,Naciones Unidas

20 June 2006

Business Day (Johannesburg)

With no comprehensive global standards to help governments regulate the arms export industry, global public opinion is building behind support for stronger international arms controls, says a survey by the Control Arms Campaign. The effect is that people around the world are supporting the call on governments to introduce global principles to regulate the transfer of weapons and ensure they do not end up in the hands of human rights abusers. The survey results were... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 June 2006

National Post (Toronto), Editorial

At long last, the first legislative nails are being hammered into the gun registry's coffin. On Monday, Stockwell Day, the Public Safety Minister, introduced a bill in the House of Commons that would amend the Firearms Act and Criminal Code so that law-abiding Canadian hunters, farmers and sport shooters no longer have to register their "long guns" (rifles and shotguns). All handguns would still have to be registered, and all potential gun owners — even long-gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Naciones Unidas

20 June 2006

Navasota Examiner (Texas), Opinion

Acclaimed actor James Earl Jones summarized it best when he commented, "The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose." Although that concept seems quite clear to most Americans, the United Nations has failed to grasp its obviousness and is quickly moving towards a global gun ban. As Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 June 2006

BuaNews (Tshwane)

JOHANNESBURG — A group of campaigners has called on government to introduce global principles regulating the transfer of weapons and the binding arms trade treaty. The Control Arms campaign is a joint-global initiative by Amnesty International, Oxfam International and the International Action Network on Small Arms, which includes Gun Free South Africa, the Cease Fire Campaign and the Coalition for Peace in Africa. It aims to reduce arms proliferation, misuse and to... (GunPolicy.org)

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