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Gun Policy News, 15 April 2002

United States

15 April 2002

Jewish World Review, Opinion

This is the week it all began when a nation arose that would blaze across the stage of history trailing clouds of glory. Some say America started on July 4, 1776, when a congress in Philadelphia proclaimed, These United Colonies are and of a right ought to be Free and Independent States. In fact, America's birthday is April 19. On that day in 1775, the labor pains started on the Lexington green. The baby was delivered at Concord's North Bridge. The midnight ride of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

15 April 2002

Australian (Sydney)

Proliferation of handguns will be on the agenda of an Adelaide conference involving police commissioners from Australia and the South Pacific. The four-day conference starting today will also give particular attention to the illegal activities of bikie gangs, terrorism and electronic crime. The increased numbers of shootings in Sydney are expected to be among the topics at the conference. Two men were killed and six others injured, one seriously, in three shootings... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 April 2002

Plain Dealer (Ohio), Editorial

Ohio's law prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons is in direct conflict with Ohio's Constitution. Two courts have said so thus far, and it seems reasonable to expect that the law will have to change. Precisely how it should be changed is the difficult and sobering question. For now, the issue remains in the courts. Attorney General Betty Montgomery has appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court, asking for clarification on Wednesday's state appeals court ruling... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 April 2002

Newsday (New York), Editorial

Peter Troy shouldn't have been able to buy the gun that he was packing when, police say, he walked into a Long Island church last month and opened fire, killing a parish priest and an elderly parishioner. Troy had a history of involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations which, under existing federal law, should have prevented him from legally buying the .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle he used. But that information was not available to federal officials. So when Troy's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

15 April 2002

Australian (Sydney) / AAP

A dob-in campaign, an investigation into two shooting deaths, and searches of known weapons carriers will be part of a crackdown by NSW police on illegal handguns. The three-pronged attack, announced today by Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Dave Madden, follows three shooting incidents across Sydney at the weekend which left two men dead and six others injured. Mr Madden called today for community support in the police fight against gun-related crime. Clearly the... (GunPolicy.org)

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