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Gun Policy News, 4 August 2000

Irlande

4 August 2000

Irish Times

A Garda directive on gun licensing and the storage of legally-held weapons is to be challenged in the High Court. Mr Justice Kearns heard yesterday that many of the State's 200,000 legally-held guns were stored in wardrobes, car boots, outhouses and even under beds. He was told some had ended up in the hands of criminals and had been used in armed robberies. Chief Supt Dermot Jennings told the court that 247 legally held firearms had been reported stolen last year and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 August 2000

New York Times

WEST PADUCAH, Kentucky — After their lives were changed by a 14-year-old slayer, the parents of the three girls he killed in a school shooting here sued more than 50 people who they said shared responsibility for the deaths. They sued the killer and his parents, teachers, school officials, other teenagers, neighbors and the makers of violent video games, Web sites and movies. But by this week, after two judges had dismissed virtually all the claims, just one... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 August 2000

Chicago Tribune

The National Rifle Association is giddy over a new study that reports the federal Brady law has had little or no effect on gun violence. Well, hold on. The study doesn't prove the law is useless. There is a serious question whether the study proves anything at all. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found no evidence that the landmark legislation imposing background checks on gun buyers had affected gun-related homicide and suicide... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 August 2000

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

Statistics show a dangerous connection between access to guns and suicide, the American Prospect reported July 20. According to data, in any given year more than half of all U.S. gun-related deaths are suicides, not homicides. It is an issue that has not been emphasized prominently in the gun debate. While the National Rifle Association (NRA) contends that Americans have the right to protect their families from criminals, what it fails to show is in most gun deaths,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 August 2000

San Jose Mercury News (California)

Mara Siegle, the owner of Oakland's last retail gun store, plans to close shop today after 57 years of her family-owned business selling handguns, hunting rifles and ammunition along with fishing gear and clothing. But Siegle, 45, isn't going into retirement willingly. The West Oakland shop owner blames the city's special gun tax-firearms dealers pay $24 on every $1,000 in gross receipts-for helping force her out of business. "All they're doing is making it harder for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 August 2000

Wall Street Journal

New data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that firearms deaths have fallen to the lowest level since the 1960s. This is wonderful news for public safety, but terrible news for the gun-control lobby-especially when coupled with the new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association finding that the Brady Act had no effect in reducing gun crime. For years, antigun advocates have argued "more guns, more gun violence." But now, gun ownership... (GunPolicy.org)

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Allemagne

4 August 2000

Rheinische Post (Germany)

BERLIN — By introducing a "small" gun license for gas- and blank cartridge pistols and imposing a ban on certain kinds of projectiles, Federal Secretary of the Interior Otto Schily (SPD) is going to tighten and standardize gun laws. On Friday, he presented a bill drafted in cooperation with related associations and the Policemen's Union. The SPD politician expressed confidence his suggestions will be approved by the Bundestag (German Lower House). People who want to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Allemagne

4 August 2000

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

BERLIN — The German government has announced plans to tighten the country's already tough weapons laws. Interior Minister Otto Schily outlined on Friday draft legislation which would make it even more difficult for ordinary Germans to obtain handgun licenses, while requiring owners of gas pistols and other non-lethal guns to obtain a "small weapons permit." It would also ban some of the more exotic non-gun weapons, such as "throwing stars" and a few types of knives... (GunPolicy.org)

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Allemagne

4 August 2000

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Anyone who has ever been threatened with a blank or gas pistol will never forget the terror concealed behind the harmless-sounding names. Outwardly, they are almost impossible to distinguish from the lethal variety of gun; the mere sight of one can be enough to frighten the victim to death. Yet legislators have hesitated to restrict the purchase and carrying of a Schreckschusspistole-whose main purpose is not to kill but to strike terror-even though many criminals and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 August 2000

Denver Post (Colorado), Editorial

It's now official. The signatures have been delivered, and Coloradans have another shot at having reasonable gun control enacted in this state where the worst high school massacre occurred. For this new effort, we have a group of concerned citizens to thank. While they know that people do kill people, they also understand that guns in the wrong hands assist in thousands of deaths each year. All that can be done to help prevent such tragedies should be pursued. Sane... (GunPolicy.org)

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