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Gun Policy News, 8 July 2007

Estados Unidos

8 July 2007

ABC News (USA), World News

Nearly every day, someone in Philadelphia is shot to death. At least one person has already been murdered this weekend, and there have been 213 murders so far this year. Last fall 5-year-old Cashae Rivers was riding in the backseat of a car when a bullet ripped through her heart. Her aunt, Kim Carter-Ford, said the violence cannot continue. "It does make you want to retaliate," she said, "but no one wants to keep the cycle going." The murder rate in Philadelphia has... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

8 July 2007

San Francisco Chronicle

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for reinstatement of a national ban on assault weapons on Saturday night and urged Bay Area residents to picket gun shops, saying a "rebellion against gun violence" is needed to curb the plague of shooting deaths in urban neighborhoods. "We must wipe these weapons out, or these weapons will wipe us out," Jackson told a gathering of about 70 people at True Vine Ministries Baptist Church in West Oakland. "Make your town gun-free… You... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

8 July 2007

Philadelphia Inquirer, Editorial

This murderous summer is getting hotter and bloodier. As of Friday afternoon, Philadelphia police reported 209 homicides in the city this year. Regionally, the dead include a mother of six in Philadelphia, a 12-year-old Camden child, and a 17-year-old killed when he rode a motor scooter through another part of Camden. The newly traumatized include the 5-year-old daughter of the Philadelphia woman, who watched her mother get fatally shot. Heaven help her cope with what... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

8 July 2007

Denver Post (Colorado), Editorial

Several years ago, police in Richmond, Va., noticed something disturbing. Many of the guns connected to violent crimes had been purchased illegally at local gun shows. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated, showing up at area gun shows in 2004 and 2005 and checking the addresses of gun buyers. Their actions prompted claims of harassment, congressional hearings and a Justice Department report. The report, by Justice Department Inspector... (GunPolicy.org)

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Finlandia

8 July 2007

YLE News / Helsingin Sanomat

The newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reports that there are plans underway in the Ministry of the Interior to implement uniform criteria for the granting of gun licences. Practice has varied considerably from one police precinct to another. Finnish gun enthusiasts have been found to share information about which local police are more likely to grant gun licences for various purposes. However, licences are always granted by the local police in the community where the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

8 July 2007

San Francisco Chronicle, Editorial

The tension between "special interest" and "public interest" has rarely been clearer than in the debate over the so-called Tiahrt amendment in Congress. Incredibly, outrageously, in 2003 Congress began to pass a series of laws named after Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., that prevented local law enforcement from sharing information about the orgin of crime guns — or even publishing any national data about the movement of illegal guns from state to state. The apparent... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

8 July 2007

USA Today, Opinion

Let's be clear about gun shows: There is nothing that can be done at a gun show that cannot be done legally outside of a gun show. The terms "gun show loophole" and "unlicensed gun dealer" are fabricated to mislead the public into thinking that gun shows permit gun sales that would be forbidden anywhere else. The intent of this scheme is to villainize gun shows, making the public more receptive to additional restrictions. This is just the first step in a "private... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

8 July 2007

Albany Times-Union (New York), Editorial

Here's a litmus test for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Stand up for the police, and the safety of the American public, by taking a stand against the gun lobby. If either leader fails to do so, then there is good reason to dismiss as empty rhetoric all the Democratic claims of charting a new course for the country after years of Republican fealty to the Bush administration. The National Rifle Association is no trifle, to be sure. It... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

8 July 2007

Harvard Law Bulletin (Boston)

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." — U.S. Constitution, Amendment II Earlier this year, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the District of Columbia's stringent gun-control regulations, ruling squarely that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to bear arms. In the cultural and legal battle over... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola,Estados Unidos,África

8 July 2007

Angola Press

[Translated summary: US Embassy in Angola celebrates the one millionth small arm destroyed under a US-funded global United Nations weapon destruction programme]. LUANDA — Une cérémonie dédiée à la journée du 09 juillet, proclamée comme Journée de la destruction des armes légères et petit calibre se réalisera lundi, à Luanda, aux installations de l'Ambassade des Etats-Unis en Angola. L'acte vise à commémorer cette Journée à l'abri du programme... (GunPolicy.org)

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Yemen

8 July 2007

IRIN (UN News)

SANAA — Following a 2 July suicide car bombing that killed seven Spanish tourists and two Yemenis in Marib, the government and activists are stepping up efforts to rid the country of weapons. But doing this, they say, is a difficult and complicated process that requires awareness efforts at all levels to prevent tribal violence and revenge killings. Abdul-Rahman al-Marwani, chairman of local NGO Dar al-Salaam Organisation to Combat Revenge and Violence, told IRIN... (GunPolicy.org)

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