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Gun Policy News, 24 January 1999

États-Unis

24 January 1999

Houston Chronicle (Texas)

A Houston inventor is on the verge of being the first to mass-market a "childproof" shotgun, a technological achievement that could land him in a cross-fire between the firearms industry and gun-control proponents. Kenneth Pugh said the Smart Gun, which can be fired only by an authorized user, will save lives. The shotgun will be on the market "very soon" through Connecticut-based gun maker O.F. Mossberg & Sons, and a revolver is available for purchase now in limited... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

24 January 1999

Telegraph (UK)

The Princess Royal is to deliver a fierce public condemnation of corruption and cheating within the Olympic movement next week, and call for a return to traditional values of fair play and sportsmanship. Criticism by the Princess, arguably the International Olympic Committee's most high-profile representative, could increase the pressure on 78-year-old Juan Antonio Samaranch to step down from his 19-year reign as the committee's president. The Princess, a former... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

24 January 1999

Sunday Mail (Brisbane)

The $500 million national gun buy-back scheme has failed, Queensland's foremost police weapons expert says. Inspector John McCoomb says gun laws introduced after the 1996 Port Arthur massacre have sent the trade underground. "Once they're on the black market, they're there for anyone to buy," he said. He said that "with the right contacts", it was still possible to buy semi-automatic weapons like the Armalite (AR-10) rifle Martin Bryant used in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

24 January 1999

Sunday Times (South Africa)

Helen Mirren shed her tough, cold screen persona when she cried during a press conference held in Johannesburg yesterday. Mirren, the star of English TV detective series Prime Suspect, was in South Africa this week with Oxfam, a UK group lobbying European governments to stop the flow of small arms. "It's funny. If you play a strong and intelligent person, people think you are like that in real life," said the actress, who is also famous for her sexy ad for an airline... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 January 1999

Washington Post

I nestled into my seat in the cockpit, assured by the crew that our illicit cargo was stored safely in the back of the aircraft. As the transport plane — an old turboprop Bristol Britannia — took off from the lakeside town of Kalemie in what was then eastern Zaire, the French-speaking co-pilot and the British engineer told me they were confident that our Belgian captain would be able to navigate the short runway. It was February 1995, and I was a human rights... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 January 1999

Los Angeles Times

Galvanized by tragic stories and sobering statistics of gun violence, a coalition of state and local lawmakers pledged Saturday to work for tougher firearms laws throughout California. "We can't do anything about those who we have already lost. But we can save lives, we can prevent injuries," Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Pasadena) told about 100 elected officials, public health experts, community organizers and victims of gun violence. Meeting in West Hollywood, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 January 1999

Orlando Sentinel (Florida) / AP

AVENTURA — A suspect in the slaying of a surgeon was issued a concealed-weapon permit even though he had been under psychiatric care several times. Robert Herndon was charged with fatally shooting Dr. Bradley Silverman as the doctor arrived at work Jan. 11. Witnesses heard angry words, followed by the doctor's cries of "No! No!" Authorities say Herndon went to the 41-year-old doctor's office wanting revenge for surgery that left him with limited use of his arm, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nations Unies

24 January 1999

Washington Post

AK-47s and grenades are staples of modern warfare. How do they reach the killing fields — and what's being done to stop their spread? In two recent speeches, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright assailed the "unregulated and illegitimate sale" of small arms, ammunition and explosives to the world's trouble spots. Let's hope that her words — targeted at the U.N. Security Council, and a gathering of the International Rescue Committee — mark a shift in U.S.... (GunPolicy.org)

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