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Gun Policy News, 14 October 2005

United Kingdom,Scotland

14 October 2005

Daily Record (Scotland)

A clampdown on the sale of airguns was finally unveiled by the Government yesterday. The tough new rules have been dubbed "Andrew's Law", in tribute to the toddler killed by an airgun earlier this year. There was a public outcry after two-year-old Andrew Morton was shot in the head by an air rifle pellet fired by junkie Mark Bonini in Easterhouse, Glasgow, in March. The killer was jailed for life this summer and ordered to spend at least 13 years in jail. The Daily... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom,Scotland

14 October 2005

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

Airguns will be sold only through registered dealers under proposals unveiled yesterday in the wake of Scots toddler Andrew Morton's death. The Home Office move would end anonymous internet and mail order sales of the weapons and result in tough penalties for unregistered businesses selling firearms. The proposals follow extensive negotiations between Jack McConnell and Charles Clarke after the First Minister claimed he would extend the powers of the Scottish... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

14 October 2005

China Daily

An unmarried man who envied others who had children shot and injured 16 pupils in a primary school on Wednesday morning in Guangde County, East China's Anhui Province. Seven seriously-injured students have been moved to a big hospital in Huzhou, a neighbouring city in Zhejiang Province. The condition of a seven-year-old boy shot in the chest is serious, a hospital empoloyee told China Daily. The Huzhou No 98 Hospital said that students who were wounded in the limbs... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

14 October 2005

Baton Rouge Advocate (Louisiana)

A top official at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office took responsibility Thursday for asking FEMA to ban guns in an evacuee travel trailer park that opened last week near Baker. The National Rifle Association is vowing to fight the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision requiring tenants at the Groom Road travel trailer park to sign a lease saying they will not bring guns into the trailers. "We think it's wrong for individuals to give up constitutional... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil

14 October 2005

Reuters

Brazil holds a national referendum on Oct. 23 on a government-proposed ban on the sale of firearms and ammunition to civilians. Below are some key facts about the ballot: - It is the first time a nation uses a referendum to decide whether to ban gun sales, according to Brazil's government. - Voting is compulsory in Brazil, where about 121 million people between the ages of 18 and 70 are expected to participate. Some 407,000 electronic voting machines will be used... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil

14 October 2005

Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO — Dire adverts warning Brazilians could be made defenseless against any Nazi-like tyranny have not budged Lourdes Lima in her plan to vote to ban gun sales in a national referendum. "I'm sick and tired of guns, we see them or hear them every day. I made up my mind and will vote to ban them," the 54-year-old street sweeper said, crumpling a leaflet warning of the dangers of disarmament by showing Hitler giving a Nazi salute. "I don't know who's this guy... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

14 October 2005

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — An 8-year-old boy who stepped outside to try to catch an insect in a jar was killed in a hail of gunfire, and his adult cousin was wounded. It was not immediately clear whether Craig Collins Jr. and his 25-year-old cousin Freddie Pitts were the targets of the shooting or were caught in crossfire. Police said they believe there was more than one gunman. Investigators said they did not know the motive for the shooting Wednesday. But relatives... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

14 October 2005

Daily Telegram (Michigan)

ONSTED — American liberties are "the best freedoms the world has ever known," National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said Thursday night in Lenawee County, but "they're just words on a piece of paper, and we have to go out and defend them every single day." LaPierre addressed a sold-out crowd of 320 at the Lenawee County Friends of NRA's 10th annual fund-raising dinner. David Coy of Adrian, who serves on the NRA's national board of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

14 October 2005

Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska — Starting Wednesday, a new anti-gun-control law in Alaska will allow handgun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit in the seven Alaska cities where permits are now required. Gun owners will be allowed to keep their firearms in their vehicle, even if the car is parked on private property where the owner has a no-gun policy. And, some police chiefs say, local ordinances that ban guns from public buildings such as city halls will no longer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Romania

14 October 2005

ACT Media News Agency (Romania)

Arms companies from US, Japan, Israel, Turkey and fifteen European countries will participate in ExpoMil, the exhibition devoted to the arms industry, and along with the Romanian arms manufacturers, they aim to conclude partnerships with foreign investors, ACT Media news agency reports. The industry will undergo a major restructuring in the following years and there is need to find foreign partners willing to invest and to participate in privatisations. Currently... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

14 October 2005

Kenora Daily Miner and News (Ontario)

The lawyer representing Dryden gunsmith Bruce Montague and his wife Donna in their bid to challenge the federal Firearms Act, verbally attacked the tactics of a Crown prosecutor involved in a civil motion to put on a lien on their home last week. Following a court appearance by the Montagues in Kenora Oct. 5, Toronto lawyer Calvin Martin, who was not at the Kenora proceedings, faxed a strongly-worded letter to Crown counsel James McKeachie regarding the security... (GunPolicy.org)

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