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Gun Policy News, 29 July 2007

Suiza

29 July 2007

Deutsche Welle

Switzerland's the only country that requires its soldiers to keep guns at home. But concerns over high suicide rates and killings within families have caused some to ask whether having them there is simply too dangerous. All Swiss men must do military service — they all learn to shoot — and when they go home, they take their assault rifles and 50 rounds of ammunition with them. "For me it's just routine," said Philippe Schaub, heading home after his latest stint... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

29 July 2007

Scotsman / Scotland on Sunday (Edinburgh)

Ministers are planning a relaxation of post-Dunblane gun laws to help British pistol-shooters compete successfully at the 2012 Olympics, it emerged last night. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is pondering a new proposal that will allow dozens of Britain's top pistol shooters to hold and use their weapons on British soil for the first time in a decade, to maximise the nation's chances of winning medals at the London Games. The remarkable blueprint, thrashed out by the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

29 July 2007

Associated Press

CHINO, California — A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed by his father, who was showing a gun to a relative when it went off, authorities said. The boy's father, Jose Silva, 26, of West Valley, Utah, was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, authorities said. The boy was in a car seat inside a sport utility vehicle early Saturday when he was shot, said city spokeswoman Michelle Van Der Linden. A bullet went through the back seat and hit him. He was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

29 July 2007

CanWest News Service

OTTAWA — The Harper government is rejecting new calls for a ban on handguns, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day said on Sunday. Despite a series of shootings that have made headlines across the country, Day is closing the door on renewed calls from the Ontario government to impose a ban. Day said he believes that there are more effective ways to crack down on gun violence, such as hiring more police, aggressively attacking gun smuggling from the U.S., imposing... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

29 July 2007

Daily News (New York)

Naiesha Pearson was at a South Bronx Labor Day picnic when a bullet tore into her 10-year-old body almost two years ago. Sirens blazing, an ambulance rushed her to the hospital, where she died on an operating room table. Her community, long accustomed to violence, mourned. And her aunt, Gloria Cruz, decided to take action. On Aug. 18, Cruz, 47, who heads the Bronx chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, will participate in the seventh annual Rally to Stop the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

29 July 2007

Daily News (New York), Editorial

Peeking from the door of a Virginia home to speak with Daily News reporter Nicole Bode was a man who has helped inflict terrible damage on the U.S. and New York City. He is Richard Norad, and his gun shop peddled weapons used in more than 1,000 crimes — including the murder of Officer Russel Timoshenko. Norad said he was sorry. Sorry is of no use now, but it is better than the bloody fanaticism of the National Rifle Association and its enablers in Congress, who... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

29 July 2007

Boston Herald, Opinion

WASHINGTON — Before getting too excited about legislation that would identify the mentally disturbed in background checks now required for legitimate gun purchases from licensed dealers, one should realize that only those certified as a threat to themselves or others would be included. There are a number of other ways even those who are so judged can get weapons and escape detection. It would be nice to heap praise on the National Rifle Association, the lobbying... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq

29 July 2007

Associated Press

BAGHDAD — Defying orders from authorities, revelers fired celebratory gunshots and poured into the streets after Iraq beat Saudi Arabia to clinch its first Asian Cup soccer championship today. Mosques broadcast calls for the shooting to stop, and security forces enforced a vehicle ban in an effort to prevent a repeat of car bombings that killed dozens celebrating Iraq's progress to the finals Wednesday. Iraqis welcomed the victory as a chance to show the world they... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq

29 July 2007

Reuters

BAGHDAD — Crowds of ecstatic Iraqis wept tears of joy and fired rifles into the air on Sunday after their soccer team's victory in the Asian Cup triggered the biggest street celebrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Police in Baghdad and Kut reported at least seven deaths and more than 50 people wounded by stray bullets as gun-toting revelers took to the streets in a wave of euphoria unprecedented after four years of war. Unlike earlier in the week, when... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

29 July 2007

Advocate (Louisiana)

About a week and a half after Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, Eddie Compass, the city's police superintendent, went on national television and promised there would be no guns allowed in the Crescent City. Police, he said, would confiscate all guns. When the policy was implemented, it set off a hot controversy. Gun owners said the police were violating the Constitution's second amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms. Some of the gun owners were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Serbia

29 July 2007

Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia — The victims of a shooting rampage in an eastern Serbian village were buried Sunday, as authorities declared a day of mourning in the area. Hundreds of people, including government officials, attended the funeral in the village of Jabukovac, near the border with Bulgaria. The nine victims, aged 15-60, were killed late Friday when a gunman went on a shooting spree, firing an automatic rifle randomly at passers-by in Jabukovac village. Two other... (GunPolicy.org)

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