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Gun Policy News, 10 December 1999

Royaume-Uni

10 December 1999

Countryman's Weekly (UK)

A former pistol shooter has laid a complaint alleging treason by three High Court Judges designed to test the power of constitutional law in a modern setting. At issue is whether gun legislation introduced by Acts of Parliament has compromised the common law right to self defence, as gun legislation has effectively meant that pistols are not readily available to individuals in a life-threatening situation where they could be appropriate for self-defence. Michael Burke... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 1999

Denver Post (Colorado)

With public attention still keenly focused on the gun trade, federal authorities in Colorado have set their sights on gun shows and the federally licensed dealers who buy and sell weapons there. But gun dealers have a vastly different interpretation of the laws governing such shows than does the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Both sides are looking at a pending federal court case as a way to resolve the differences. A grand jury last month returned... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 1999

USA Today

WASHINGTON — Thirty years after the most extensive study of violence in the USA concluded that the proliferation of firearms was one reason for the violence, a report out today reaches the same conclusion. With about 220 million firearms in the USA, 120% more guns are in circulation now than in 1968, according to a report by the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, a private group created to follow the work of the original... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 1999

San Francisco Chronicle

The specter of a federal lawsuit should help turn up the heat on the gun industry to adhere to responsible manufacturing and distribution practices. San Francisco and a growing group of other U.S. cities have been building a good case for a lawsuit that alleges that elements within the gun industry are well aware that their business practices are encouraging the flow of guns to criminals. For example, gun manufacturers get around certain states' tough gun laws by... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 1999

New York Times / AP

HOUSTON — GOP presidential front-runner George W. Bush says tougher enforcement of current laws would make new restrictions on guns unnecessary, but the GOP presidential front-runner's own state has not referred to prosecutors hundreds of possible gun law violations by convicted felons. State records indicate the failure to refer possible violations occurred during the four years Texas has screened concealed weapons applicants. Handgun permit applicants usually have... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 1999

Chicago Tribune

Illinois Senate President James "Pate" Philip said Thursday that a controversial provision in the Safe Neighborhoods Law, which made illegal possession of a firearm a felony, should not be restored next week when legislators try to put the law back into the state statutes. The General Assembly has been called back to Springfield to re-enact the law, which was ruled unconstitutional last week by the Illinois Supreme Court. But the DuPage County Republican's vehement... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 1999

KOMU-TV News / MSNBC (Missouri)

In the past five years, four hundred and seventy thousand people have been barred in the US from buying guns, because of some type of criminal activity found in background checks. In 1997, Eddie Harris killed his wife, Charlotte Harris, with a shotgun. Prior to the shooting, Charlotte had three separate restraining orders against her husband after he threatened to kill her. Today, federal gun legislation is in place to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers like... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 1999

Newsweek

For more than a year, Colt, the nation's oldest gun maker, has been touting its so-called "smart gun" as the handgun of the future. But it seems the struggling company has been beaten to the draw. Sigarms, Inc., a Swiss-owned gun maker in New Hampshire, is now taking orders for the first-ever "personalized" gun, which will only fire when the owner punches a PIN number into a keypad under the barrel. The new model, available in stores next month, is supposed to prevent... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 1999

Los Angeles Times

Blaming a recently passed ordinance banning firearm sales on county property, officials of the Great Western Gun Show said Thursday that they are leaving Los Angeles and moving to Las Vegas. Los Angeles County has been home to the gigantic gun show, one of the nation's largest, for 31 years — 22 of which were at the Fairplex in Pomona. The decision is the culmination of a heated gun control controversy that took front-burner status after the rash of mass gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 1999

Associated Press

WATERBURY, Connecticut — A state judge on Friday dismissed the city of Bridgeport's lawsuit that sought to make gun makers responsible for the costs associated with gun violence. Superior Court Judge Robert F. McWeeny agreed with gun makers who argued the city did not have legal standing to sue because the city had not suffered any direct injuries from guns. "The plaintiffs have no statutory or common law basis to recoup their expenditures. They lack any statutory... (GunPolicy.org)

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