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Gun Policy News, 11 January 2001

États-Unis

11 January 2001

Los Angeles Times

OXNARD — Brenda Cervantez's casual rainy-day lunch ended with a flashback scene straight from the horrors of Columbine. As the Hueneme High senior was returning to class Wednesday, she glanced out the window to see students and teachers rushing frantically from the school's central quad. "Get back, get in class," a schoolyard supervisor yelled. "And lock the doors." On direction, the students pushed their desks together and huddled underneath. Someone shut off the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 January 2001

Knight Ridder / Tribune (USA)

WASHINGTON — With one down and at least two bruising fights to go, the battle over President-elect George W. Bush's Cabinet appointments is threatening to renew partisan warfare even before the new president takes office. Tuesday's sudden exit of Linda Chavez as labor secretary-designate inflamed conservatives, consolidated liberals and set up John Ashcroft's nomination for attorney general as the next round of partisan trench warfare in a Senate evenly split between... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 January 2001

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Republican leader of the Senate today served notice that he had all 50 Republican votes behind President- elect George W. Bush's choice for attorney general, John Ashcroft, and warned that Democratic efforts to derail the nomination could poison the effort to set a new cooperative tone on Capitol Hill. Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, who will return to the post of majority leader when Mr. Bush is inaugurated on Jan. 20, staunchly defended Mr.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

11 January 2001

Economist

The second amendment of the American constitution concerns the "right of the people to keep and bear Arms", and the intent of that language is the subject of a perpetual debate, one that will be sharpened by the incoming administration's gun-leaning instincts. Economists are not usually in the business of making value judgments. But some recent research about the effects on crime of gun ownership ought to play a part in informing society's decisions. From a... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 January 2001

New York Times

They came for him in the middle of the day with baseball bats and guns on the block where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to live. More than half a dozen members of a rival gang known as the New Breeds surrounded Elbert Mahone, who law enforcement officials here say was a leader of the Conservative Vice Lords, a dominant force in the drug trade on the West Side. There was nothing Mr. Mahone could do. He died in an alley, shot execution style, a .380-caliber... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

11 January 2001

Telegraph (UK)

The number of crimes involving handguns reached its highest level for seven years in 2000, leading the pro-gun lobby to suggest that the ban introduced after the Dunblane massacre of 16 children and a teacher has proved ineffective. The use of illegal weapons rose dramatically with 42 people killed. Richard Law, secretary of the Shooters' Rights Association, said: "This proves that the problem was not the licensed gun owners — illegal ownership was the problem in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 January 2001

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

See, this is the problem with sequels. They are rarely as good as the original. Or maybe it's the nasty residue of what occurs when people get too heady with their own sucess. What SAFE Colorado did last fall — at least the majority of us agree — was a very good thing. They grabbed the gun-show loophole by the neck with an initiative and killed it spectacularly. I am still applauding. Buying a weapon at a gun show without having to register it always seemed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

11 January 2001

ITN TV News (UK)

That is despite a ban on private ownership of the weapons introduced in the wake of the Dunblane massacre. There were 42 people killed with handguns during the period which is more than in any other year in the 1990s. Some 3685 crimes involving handguns were recorded in 1999-2000, including 42 homicides, 310 cases of attempted murder, 2561 robberies and 204 burglaries, the Home Office revealed. The total was more than one-third (37 per cent) up on the previous year,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

11 January 2001

Ottawa Sun (Ontario)

Prime Minister Jean Chretien tore a strip off Environment Minister David Anderson in cabinet for criticizing the government over its problem-plagued gun law, a senior cabinet minister told the Sun. "The PM raked Anderson over the coals. He told him that ministers should be careful about criticizing other ministers," said the minister. "It makes the whole government look bad." The source said it was very embarrassing for Anderson, who said nothing in response. Mess... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 January 2001

Saginaw News

Chad Richards says his Saginaw Township landscaping business often requires him to travel through high-crime areas. Sally Jones, also of Saginaw Township, says she doesn't want to become a crime statistic. They and eight other people lined up Wednesday at the Saginaw County Sheriff's Department, where employees say they are overwhelmed with gun permit applications and registrations since lawmakers passed a law making the permits easier to obtain. "I've run into a few... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 January 2001

Reuters

NEVADA CITY — Three people were killed and at least three others were wounded in two separate shooting incidents in this small community in the Sierra foothills, police said. Sheriff Keith Royal said it was not clear if the same gunman was behind both incidents, but that police were sweeping the area searching for a suspect. In the first shooting Wednesday, a man walked in and began shooting up the county health, education and welfare services building in Nevada... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 January 2001

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Attorney general-designate John Ashcroft was defended Thursday by supporters, among them victims of violent crime who praised him as a champion of their rights. "We need a champion like him; that's the only way victims have a say," said Darlene Hutchinson, an advocate for crime victims from Texas, who was kidnapped and raped in 1987. She spoke at a news conference called by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., a Judiciary Committee member and an Ashcroft... (GunPolicy.org)

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