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Gun Policy News, 24 February 2000

États-Unis

24 February 2000

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

With gun control looming as a potentially serious issue in the 2000 Presidential elections, pro-gun organizations are imploring their members and followers to become ever more actively involved in electing candidates who support pro-gun positions. "The 2000 elections will be the most important contests gun owners have ever faced," the National Rifle Association proclaims on its Web page, "and we must be prepared to meet this challenge head on, by making sure every... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Canada

24 February 2000

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Clinton administration is suspending the export of handguns, rifles and ammunition to Canada after discovering a large volume of sales in the past nine months, American and Canadian officials said today. Since last April, when the United States began requiring licenses to export weapons to Canada, licenses have been issued for 115,000 handguns, 25,000 rifles and 200 million rounds of ammunition, according to United States government data. American... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 February 2000

Los Angeles Times

The Pico Rivera City Council endorsed the Million Mom March on Mother's Day 2000. The goal of the mothers organizing the march is to bring awareness, open dialogue and educate people about the dangers of guns. This may well be one of the most significant social movements of recent history. While it has borrowed the phrase used by other movements, it hopes to assemble people from a variety of different economic, social and racial backgrounds. The common denominator... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 February 2000

Raleigh News & Observer (North Carolina)

The members of the National Rifle Association and other anti-gun control groups generally portray the most ardent gun control advocates as hysterical, unreasonable and downright unAmerican. But the folks in the pro-gun crowd may be about to face a formidable foe the likes of which they have never before encountered. In North Carolina, the foe is personified by Rachel Smith of Raleigh-a writer and teacher who has enlisted (She will pardon the military expression) as... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 February 2000

Chicago Sun-Times

SPRINGFIELD — The Senate moved Wednesday to close a little-known loophole in state law that permits mayors, aldermen and other elected municipal officials to carry concealed weapons. The proposal, which passed the Senate 53-0 despite opposition from the Illinois Municipal League, is aimed at taking away a perk that non-elected citizens don't have, its backers said. "It would be disingenuous on our part to say [to] ordinary citizens [that] it would be a crime for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 February 2000

Wall Street Journal

HOUSTON — William Carter took the stage at the gun industry's annual trade show in Las Vegas last month to receive the prize of Retailer of the Year, honoring his dedication to "firearm safety and responsibility." The dapper, silver-haired gun dealer received warm cheers from the audience of firearm executives and National Rifle Association members. Mr. Carter, whose four Carter's Country stores here in south Texas make him one of the nation's largest independent gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Nations Unies

24 February 2000

ABC News (USA)

An elite team of national leaders, legislators and current and former diplomats is adding its voice to efforts to tighten the flow of small arms around the world. A U.N. study estimates as many as 500 million small arms — guns, rifles, hand grenades, light missiles — are in circulation around the globe, a good portion of those fueling civil conflict, crime and political instability. Such arms are said to claim 200,000 lives each year, 10 times the number of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 February 2000

Reuters

UTICA, New York — Americans resoundingly rejected the notion that cities should be allowed to sue gun makers for not doing enough to deter crime in cities in which guns are used, a recent Zogby America poll reveals. The survey of 1,023 adults showed that 70.5% of the respondents were against allowing cities to sue for costs incurred as a result of gun violence, compared to only 24.3% who were for cities being allowed to file lawsuits. Republicans were far more... (GunPolicy.org)

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