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Gun Policy News, 2 February 2000

États-Unis

2 February 2000

USA Today, Editorial

Within hours of the State of the Union address last week, President Clinton's call to license firearm owners was attracting all manner of criticism. Among the most common: that licensing is unconstitutional and impractical; that it is prelude to gun registration and an eventual ban on gun ownership; that it won't deter criminals. Criticism aside for a moment, the idea has merit. Gun owners are responsible for almost as many deaths annually as motorists, and they cause... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 February 2000

USA Today, Opinion

You can't license the Bill of Rights. Our Founders couldn't have imagined such chilling conceit. How can a government appoint itself Supreme Dispenser of the very freedoms the writers of the Constitution said were God-given? It can't. That's why Americans will not tolerate a government that tries to license the Second Amendment. No more than your neighbor would tolerate a license to speak freely, or Methodists would tolerate a license to worship, or this newspaper... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 February 2000

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

Utah lawmakers made it clear Tuesday that they haven't changed their minds about one prominent gun-control proposal: banning legally concealed guns from schools and churches. The House Education Committee tabled Rep. Dave Jones' House Bill 248 on a 7-6 vote after its first public hearing. Provisions of the bill would have mirrored major elements of a citizens petition now being distributed to get the issue on the November election ballot. Now that effort will... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 February 2000

Denver Post (Colorado)

The Colorado Senate handed the National Rifle Association a defeat Tuesday, endorsing a strong criminal background check that could block some people from buying guns even when they're eligible. The senators weighed what state workers should do during an instant background check when computer records show that a potential gun buyer has an arrest record but don't show whether the person was convicted. Democrats and moderate Republicans decided that SB 125 by Sen. Dave... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 February 2000

New York Times, Editorial

President Clinton has moved the nation's gun control debate an important step forward with his State of the Union proposal for a national system of photo licensing and safety testing for handgun buyers. The proposal puts fresh political pressures on an indifferent Republican Congress, which has yet to approve the more modest gun control measures the administration called for last spring following the Colorado school shootings. Mr. Clinton's plan-identical to Vice... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 February 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Rep. Sue Windels, D-Arvada, found willing co-sponsors for her bill on teacher tax credits but she mixed up bill forms when collecting sponsor signatures. So two Republicans who are gun-rights advocates, Ken Kester of Las Animas and Bill Swenson of Longmont, found themselves as co-sponsors of Windels' bill to ban weapons on school property. That's how Kester and Swanson ended up being named in an e-mail that threatened eight lawmakers for their gun views. The other... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 February 2000

Journal Sentinel, Opinion

Right now, if a loved one loses life or limb to a toy or a lawn implement or an automobile or a household device — to any product under the sun — because of possible negligence by the manufacturer, you have at least one recourse: You can take the manufacturer to court. If a passel of state lawmakers has its way, however, you would no longer enjoy that right in the case of one consumer product only: guns. Today, the Assembly is slated to vote on a measure to take... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 February 2000

Miami Herald

Despite passionate protests from about 300 gun owners wearing American flags on their lapels, the Broward Legislative Delegation Tuesday endorsed a bill that would make it a felony to own an assault weapon in the county. The vote was 11-1. The bill still faces a rocky battle in the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, which has rejected several gun control measures in the past few years. The weapons ban would also need approval from county voters in a November... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 February 2000

Rutland Herald (Vermont), Editorial

The scary thing about Rep. Fred Maslack's proposal for arming the people of Vermont is that he is probably serious about it. The reassuring thing is that most people probably recognize it as loony. Maslack believes the people of Vermont must be prepared to defend themselves. To that end he has drawn up a bill requiring all Vermonters eligible for the military to purchase a weapon. If they do not, then they must pay a fee of $500 and must register their name, Social... (GunPolicy.org)

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