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Gun Policy News, 3 April 2002

Argentina

3 April 2002

CNN

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo has been arrested as a suspect in an arms-smuggling case. Cavallo was regarded as a giant of Latin American finance until he fell from power last year amid the country's economic crisis. The judge now has 10 days to decide whether to bring criminal charges against the former minister over his suspected involvement in illegal shipments during the 1990s of cannons, rifles, ammunition and gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 April 2002

Washington Post, Book review

A Good Fight By Sarah Brady with Merrill McLoughlin Public Affairs. 258 pp. $25 The good fight of the title of Sarah Brady's new memoir is not really the fight she and her husband, former Reagan press secretary James Brady, have waged over the better part of the past two decades for gun control. That fight, whose high point was the passage in 1993 of the Brady bill requiring background checks and a waiting period for gun sales, has, after all, been messy and halting,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 April 2002

Associated Press

WELCOME, North Carolina — A 2-year-old boy playing outside his home died after he was shot in the head with a large-caliber bullet. Dillon Wilson of Welcome died shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokesperson. The child was shot shortly before 5 p.m. as he rode a plastic tricycle in the driveway of his home. Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege said hospital staff indicated a 9mm or .45-... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 April 2002

Times-Union (Florida)

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Tucked in the proposed 1,800-page revision of the state's school laws is a paragraph that could allow some students to keep guns in their locked cars on school property. With all that has happened with guns in this country, why are we toying with it happening here? asked Sen. Betty Holzendorf, a Jacksonville Democrat who has pushed for years to get state lawmakers to pass tougher gun control laws. But the Senate, following the lead of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

3 April 2002

BBC News

The case was adjourned to Manchester Crown Court A Church of England vicar has pleaded guilty to keeping a handgun at his vicarage in Greater Manchester. The Reverend Michael Daggett, 54, of the Church of Holy Rood, Swinton, admitted hiding a miniature silver Frontier Derringer in a grandfather clock. During a court hearing on Wednesday, Mr Daggett pleaded guilty to one count of possessing an illegal firearm. He denied a further charge of possessing an illegal... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

3 April 2002

BBC News

Police are taking a hardline new approach to combat a drugs market about to flood communities from across Offa's Dyke. Arrests for heroin possession, and seizure of the drug, rose by more than 80% in the last year, according to South Wales Police. There was also a rise in the number of deaths from use of Class A drugs. Chief Constable Sir Anthony Burden warned the region is being targeted by dealers eager to corner a new market for sales. That will bring organised... (GunPolicy.org)

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