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Gun Policy News, 5 March 2001

Kenya

5 March 2001

Africa News Service

While disarmament advocates continue to seek reductions in major weaponry such as nuclear bombs and missiles, world attention since the end of the Cold War has increasingly focused on the deaths caused by extensive use of small arms. The World Council of Churches wants delegates to a forthcoming United Nations conference to recognise the human significance of damage done by uncontrolled small arms and light weapons. The position of the WCC was articulated by Dinis... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 March 2001

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

The recent recall of 400,000 defective gun locks that were distributed by the leading trade association of the firearms industry is prompting new discussion on the lack of safety standards for these devices. On Feb. 7, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a joint announcement that NSSF would voluntarily recall the 400,000 locks that it had distributed free of charge to gun owners as part of its... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 March 2001

Associated Press

SANTEE, California — A gunman opened fire on fellow students at a high school in the San Diego suburbs today, wounding at least 10, officials and witnesses said. At least one victim in the shooting at Santana High School was reported critical. San Diego television station KGTV said a security guard and a guidance counselor were among those injured. One witness told KGTV that the boy smiled as he fired the long-barreled handgun. "Several people have been shot. We... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 March 2001

Gallup News Service (USA)

PRINCETON, New Jersey — A shooting at Santana High School in Santee, California (northeast of San Diego) has tragically thrust the issue of school violence back into the news. The fact that a high school student is apparently a suspect in the shooting makes the event similar to the shooting that occurred at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. In August of 2000, roughly a quarter of parents of children in grades K-12 said they feared for their child's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 March 2001

Detroit News

Many Metro Detroit churches have banded together to stop a state law making it easier to carry concealed weapons-an effort that has some Second Amendment defenders fuming with their faiths. But nowhere is the effort as organized as in Roman Catholic parishes. Although the church's efforts were crushed when voters defeated school vouchers last November, the Catholic Church has rallied to organize 300 churches in the state, with 175 in the Metro area. The churches are... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 March 2001

Hartford Courant (Connecticut)

Maria Selian has never really taken on an issue in an activist-way before, and she's never taken on a Goliath before, but she's doing both these days, since she looked up from her shopping cart in a Wal-Mart and saw guns a few feet above her 2-year-old's head. Selian is from Avon and was shopping at the Torrington Wal-Mart with her three children, aged 8 and younger. It clicked right then that she didn't want the new Wal-Mart coming to her town to sell guns, too. She... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 March 2001

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

AURORA — Gun buyers and sellers hit the Crossroads of the West Gun Show on Sunday more confused than worried about new legislation that will close the gun show loophole March 31. "There is a little panic-buying going on," said Jeff Templeton, director of the two-day show that ended Sunday. "People are resistant to change and not everyone is clear on how this law is going to affect them." Amendment 22, which was approved by voters Nov. 7, requires that anyone making... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 March 2001

CNN

SANTEE, California — A fifteen-year-old student and one other person were killed and at least 13 people were wounded Monday after a shooting at a high school in suburban San Diego, authorities said. Authorities say one suspect, apparently a student, is in custody. The shooting took place at Santana High School in Santee, California, northeast of San Diego. One of the wounded was a sheriff's deputy assigned to the school, Sheriff's Department spokesman Ron Reina... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie

5 March 2001

Itar-Tass via COMTEX

MOSCOW — A unique new pistol will arm troops of Russian special operations task forces. The 100-metre range, nine millimetre Gyurza firearm pierces two-layer titanium bullet-proof vests at 50 metres, or 30 layers of kevlar. At 30 metres, it pierces four-millimetres of steel plate and its combat characteristics are said to beat the performance of foreign pistols by about 1.5 times. Experts at the New Programmes and Concepts manufacturing company say the gun has good... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 March 2001

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Bush condemned the shooting at a California high school Monday as a "disgraceful act of cowardice" and said the best prevention is to teach children right from wrong. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the parents and teachers and children whose lives have been turned upside down right now," Bush said. Asked what, if anything, a U.S. president can do to prevent future school shootings, Bush said, "All adults in society can teach children right... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 March 2001

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Unlike friends of the freshman accused of opening fire at a California high school Monday, students across the country have begun turning in peers who threaten violence. In the shooting at Santana High School in suburban San Diego, students and an adult acquaintance said they had heard threats from the 15-year-old suspect over the weekend but thought he was joking and did not report him to authorities. Monday's shooting, in which two people were killed... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 March 2001

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Littleton, Colo.; Springfield, Ore.; Jonesboro, Ark.; West Paducah, Ky.; Pearl, Miss. We cannot forget the names of these towns where young men turned guns on their classmates, teachers or families in places where they should have been safe. Despite the role of guns in these crimes, many Americans believe it is the inalienable right of law-abiding citizens to bear these weapons. Others believe protecting the safety of the innocent supersedes the... (GunPolicy.org)

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