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Royaume-Uni,Écosse

Heston's Criticism of Gun Laws Angers Dunblane Parents

9 February 1998

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

Dunblane parents yesterday condemned the Hollywood actor Charlton Heston after he attacked Britain's tough new gun laws. The movie star sparked controversy in a leading US gun magazine by saying UK gun laws were introduced only because of public hysteria after the shootings. Then Heston launched a scathing attack on Britain for introducing the firearm legislation. The actor is pictured holding a shotgun for the article in Guns & Ammo magazine. But yesterday parents... (GunPolicy.org)

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Salvador

El Salvador Weapons Collection Slowed by Soccer

8 February 1998

Reuters

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — An attempt to swap weapons for consumer goods in the Central American country of El Salvador faced a daunting foe on Sunday — soccer. An official with the private Patriotic Movement against Crime (MPCD) said collection of weapons over the weekend was going slowly because many people were staying home to watch the Gold Cup international soccer tournament and matches in the hotly-contested local league. Funded by the Organization of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

PC Injured and His Dog Killed by Gunman

7 February 1998

Guardian (UK)

A police dog handler and a woman have been shot and wounded and a police dog killed, following a domestic incident in Northamptonshire. The gun used was a legally held .22 rifle which has raised issues of gun ownership in the wake of the banning of handguns. PC Ian Churms, aged 33, was called out with his dog, Bryn, to an incident in Irthlingborough, near Wellingborough, at about 11.30 on Thursday night. Shortly after his arrival with a uniformed colleague, a man... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

Reducing Firearm Injury and Death: A Public Health Sourcebook on Guns

5 February 1998

New England Journal of Medicine; Vol. 338, No. 6, Book review

Trudy Karlson is an injury epidemiologist and Stephen Hargarten an emergency medicine physician, both public health professionals who have turned their attention to firearms in the belief that the science of injury control could be usefully applied to reducing the number and severity of gunshot injuries. They offer this work as "the book we wished we had had when we were starting out — a primer on how guns work, how they cause injury, and on strategies based on the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guatemala

New Law on Arms and Munitions to Go Before Guatemalan Congress

3 February 1998

Prensa Libre Online

Guatemalan legislator Anabella Leon and other members of a multi-lateral commission in charge of verifying the progress of the UN sponsored Peace Accords sent a new bill on arms and munitions before the executive and legislative branches of the Central American nation. If passed into law it would require that: 1) All arms must be registered with a new department (DIGECAM) under the control of the Ministry of the Interior. This includes military, police and other... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Arms and the Man - Who Should Have Them

3 February 1998

Cape Argus (Cape Town), Editorial

CAPE TOWN — Capetonians under threat of gang violence are arming themselves, and in some areas licence applications are doubling each month Licensed guns for use in self-defence in the "old South Africa" were predominantly a luxury few people of colour were allowed — or could afford. They lived in communities where guns were forbidden to the law-abiding citizen and they proved the argument advanced by many pro-gun lobbyists around the world, namely: "If guns are... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

Disarming News: Why Bobbies Have No Guns

3 February 1998

US News & World Report

LONDON — A total ban on private ownership of handguns went into effect in Britain last week, the result of a public outcry over the 1996 massacre of 16 schoolchildren and their teacher by a crazed loner in Dunblane, Scotland. But it is not just the citizenry that wants a gun-free zone here. The police are equally anxious to keep firearms off the streets and, for the most part, see no way to do it except by leaving their guns at the station. According to a survey by... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Japanese Laws Separate Biathletes from Their Best Friends - Their Rifles

2 February 1998

Associated Press

NAGANO — Sometimes, Stacey Wooley says, a biathlete just needs to be with her .22. To pick it up. To put it to her cheek. To squeeze off a few dry rounds. "You are better," Wooley said, "when you are one with your rifle." But for Wooley, from Newberry, N.H., and other Olympic biathlon competitors, Japan has turned into the land of the locked-up gun. Severe restrictions on all firearms in this country mean biathletes — whose sport is a mixture of cross-country... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Knife-Wielding Schoolboy Attacks Tokyo Policeman

2 February 1998

Kyodo News

A 15-year-old schoolboy was arrested Monday for attacking a police officer with a knife while attempting to steal the officer's gun in yet another act of teenage violence, police said. At around 12:15 a.m., the boy, a third-year junior high school student, attacked Yoshinari Yasuda, 54, a police officer who was patrolling Tokyo's Koto Ward on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni,Écosse

Dunblane Parents Say They Will Not Sue Police

2 February 1998

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

Families of children killed in the Dunblane massacre have angrily denied that they are planning to sue the police. A small group of the parents of the 16 murdered children were reported yesterday to be planning to take legal action against the Central Scotland force for negligently granting and renewing a firearms licence to the killer, Thomas Hamilton. According to the Sunday Mail, the action will be raised after the second anniversary of the killings, which happened... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

Greater Gun Safety, Now

2 February 1998

Los Angeles Times

Look around your kitchen, your office or your child's room: It's a safe bet that most of the appliances, furnishings, toys and office equipment came with labels or pamphlets warning of the hazards these products may pose to life and limb. Some may strike responsible adults as silly or self-evident — labels that caution against immersing an electric blow dryer in water, for instance. But the federal consumer protection laws that require these warnings are credited with... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

Hunt Ban Protest Draws 250,000 to London

1 February 1998

Reuters

LONDON — An estimated 250,000 country folk marched peacefully through central London Sunday to protest against issues ranging from a proposed ban on foxhunting to rules prohibiting the sale of beef on the bone. Hunters in full riding gear and gentlemen clasping walking sticks joined butchers, farmers, villagers and landowners from the far corners of the nation to show the 10-month-old Labor Party government that the rural lobby is strong and vocal. Police estimated... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

More Women Are Packing Pistols

1 February 1998

Chicago Sun-Times

Some women shoot for sport. Others own guns to feel safe. While the reasons vary, more women in the Chicago area are opting to own firearms. The number of firearm ownership identification cards held by women in the six-county Chicago area has increased 43 percent since 1991, according to figures from the Illinois State Police. Increasingly, there are women at shooting ranges, gun shops and gun sporting events. "We do firearm safety courses and notice a lot more women... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

Surgeons Say Firearm Injuries Should Be Public Health Threat, Like AIDS

1 February 1998

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — William Schwab hasn't ever gone to war, but the 51-year-old surgeon says he sometimes thinks he's in one. "We average about 500 gunshot wounds a year," said Schwab, chief of critical care and trauma for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. "I trained in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, and it's similar," he said. "Think of the phrase 'incoming wounded.' That's what it's like." A survey published in Sunday's issue of the Annals of Internal... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

Federal Safety Law Targets 15,000 Items, But Not Guns

1 February 1998

Los Angeles Times

Before the wildly popular Tickle Me Elmo doll hit the market, testers at Tyco Toys subjected it to a battery of grueling exams. They scratched its eyes to check for lead in the paint. They pummeled, yanked, contorted and poked, all to ensure that the doll met government safety standards for children. Four-slice toasters, bean bag chairs and thousands of other consumer products must comply with government safety requirements before ever landing on a shelf. But there... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Rifle Storage Facility Opens in Nozawa Onsen

31 January 1998

Kyodo News

NOZAWA ONSEN, Japan — An alternative rifle storage facility, that will be used by the athletes participating in the biathlon event at the Nagano Olympic Winter Games, opened Friday in the ski resort village of Nozawa Onsen. The facility was opened after several of the participants in the biathlon event decided to stay at hotels and inns at the hot springs resort in order avoid the commute to the Olympic Village in Nagano, located over 50 kilometers away. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

Clinton to Propose $76 Bln in Four New Funds

31 January 1998

Reuters

WASHINGTON — President Clinton's budget proposal will include four new funds totaling about $76 billion to attract investment to inner-city neighborhoods, health and science research, environmental programs and transportation, according to White House documents. Clinton said his budget plan for the next fiscal year would include a $400 million "community empowerment fund" to help local governments attract more businesses and jobs to poor neighborhoods. "This is the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

Gun Violence: A Public Health Priority

30 January 1998

Reuters

NEW YORK — A survey of American physicians found that the majority believe that firearm violence is a major public health issue, and most support the involvement of the medical community in efforts to prevent gun-related injury and death. "The staggering death toll from firearms, particularly among young persons, is unacceptably high. Clearly, the 'killing threshold' for severely restricting firearms has been passed," according to a Position Paper on gun violence... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie

Russian Soldier Kills Seven Others at Base

28 January 1998

Philadelphia Inquirer

MOSCOW — A soldier high on acetone fumes went on a rampage and killed seven fellow servicemen at a remote base on the Pacific island of Sakhalin, military officials reported yesterday in describing the latest of at least 10 multiple slayings in the disintegrating Russian army in the last two years. The carnage Monday night spotlighted the deepening crisis afflicting Russia's armed forces, which are grossly underfunded, poorly supervised, and embittered over their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

Total Ban on Handguns Comes Into Force

27 January 1998

Reuters

LONDON — A total ban on handguns came into effect in Britain Monday and anyone who decides to hold on to their favorite pistol could face up to 10 years in jail. The firearms legislation, among the toughest in the world, was introduced after the 1996 Dunblane massacre when crazed loner Thomas Hamilton shot and killed 16 schoolchildren and their teacher before killing himself. Owners of handguns of .22 caliber or less now have until the end of February to hand in... (GunPolicy.org)

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