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Gun Policy News, 26 January 2000

États-Unis

26 January 2000

Orange County Register (California)

A billboard campaign unveiled Tuesday sends this message to Orange County legislators: The people support increased gun control. Why don't you? "We don't understand the disconnection," said Charles Bleck, father of gunshot victim Matthew Blek. "We aim to educate the public on the record of the representatives on responsible gun laws." The bright yellow signs, paid for with a $24,000 grant from The California Wellness Foundation, will appear in 19 locations throughout... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

26 January 2000

Denver Post (Colorado)

The Senate Judiciary Committee has turned into the roach motel for gun legislation: Bills check in, but they don't check out. That could leave the Legislature in a stalemate as the nation watches to see what Colorado will do about guns in the aftermath of the Columbine High School massacre. The committee is a funnel through which every gun-control bill must pass before it can be approved by the full Legislature and sent to Gov. Bill Owens. If Owens' own package of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

26 January 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

The town of Vail bans assault weapons. Aurora's city code says drunk people cannot carry guns. And Denver ordinances prohibit walking the 16th Street Mall wearing a sidearm. Throughout Colorado, municipalities use local ordinances to address gun issues specific to their needs. House Bill 1289, which passed its first committee Tuesday, seeks to ban such laws, giving the state control over firearms. Denver's ordinances are the most well-known and actively disliked by... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

26 January 2000

ABC News (Australia)

The Federal Government has been urged to set up a national safety training program to ensure gun owners are adequately trained. The call follows a report showing nearly half of all firearm owners aren't properly trained in safety procedures. The recent report commissioned by the Commonwealth Attorney General reveals almost 50% of firearm training courses don't cover basics such as handling, operating, storing and firing guns. Sixty five percent of courses don't cover... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

26 January 2000

Mother Jones (USA) / MoJoWire

The Glock handgun has a storied history of going off unexpectedly, sometimes killing innocent bystanders. So why does US law enforcement love it so? And how has that adoration helped a flood of old police sidearms and confiscated weapons end up in the hands of criminals? Handguns made by Glock Inc. have a nasty reputation for hair triggers, accidental firing, and "overfiring." The gun has figured in many of the recent mass shootings in the US, and the company itself,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

26 January 2000

Press (Christchurch)

ROTORUA — Farmers in the Bay of Plenty say they may have to arm themselves unless the law enforcement and justice system becomes tougher on people caught trespassing, stealing livestock, and growing cannabis. The frightened farmers — who have declined to be named — live near Te Puke and have invited police and politicians to a public meeting tonight to discuss trespassers growing marijuana on their land. The move follows a gathering last week of 30 concerned... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

26 January 2000

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

MADISON — Attorney General James Doyle on Wednesday encouraged an anti-gun violence task force to take a stand against handgun lobbyists who oppose restrictions on firearms. "A lot of people feel very frustrated because they see a very organized political lobby on the other side," Doyle told members of the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort. "But the answer is not to bemoan the fact that the (National Rifle Association) is a well-organized political force. Instead,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

26 January 2000

Chicago Tribune

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Despite a number of high-profile gun-related tragedies that shocked the nation in the last year, including the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School, the issue of gun control barely has been mentioned by the presidential candidates, nor have voters pressed them on it. Even in New Hampshire, a state where the 2nd Amendment is fiercely defended, a dinner hosted by the Gun Owners of New Hampshire failed to draw any of the four leading... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

26 January 2000

International Herald Tribune

NEW YORK — Farmers and villagers in the impoverished Albanian district of Gramsh are reaping the benefits of an unusual harvest. Lured by the promise of new schools, health care, telephones, street lights and repairs to roads and bridges, they have been clearing out their lofts, basements and other more secret hiding places and hauling cartloads of firearms and ammunition to local police stations. Last September, President Rexhep Meidani unveiled a plaque in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

26 January 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Governor Bill Owens said Tuesday that he hasn't given up hope of getting his gun bills passed, despite the legislative defeat of two measures with some features he liked. "What I would like to see is a mainstream package of bills that make it more difficult for children and criminals to get access to firearms," Owens told his fellow Republicans at a Senate caucus. "I understand how divided the legislature may be on these issues. I think we ought to deal with guns and... (GunPolicy.org)

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