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Gun Policy News, 11 March 2001

États-Unis

11 March 2001

Philadelphia Inquirer

When 14-year-old Elizabeth Bush of Williamsport went to school Wednesday with a gun, she took the .22-caliber revolver her father kept in their home. When a 13-year-old boy was arrested in November at Beck Middle School in Cherry Hill with an unloaded Colt .45, it turned out the weapon had been stolen from a parent. When an 8-year-old boy allegedly threatened a 9-year-old girl at Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia last week, police found a gun in his... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

11 March 2001

CBC News (Canada)

SASKATOON — Vowing to go to jail instead of registering their firearms, some gun owners from across Canada gathered in Saskatchewan on the weekend to send a message to Ottawa. Members of about 30 different groups are demanding the federal government rewrite legislation that took effect at the start of this year. Although the Firearms Act now states that all gun owners should have applied for licences more than two months ago, Ottawa says more than 300,000 people have... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 March 2001

Detroit Free Press, Opinion

Take a kid. A skinny, mixed-up kid. A kid who feels picked on, persecuted, bullied-a kid who vows revenge. Now add a gun. A gun kept in his house, by his father, in a glass case. One morning, when whatever crazy, unloved portion of that kid's brain fires the wrong synapse, he takes that gun to school and opens fire, killing two classmates. Now take that same kid. But subtract the gun. He gets up that same morning and something snaps. But there is no firearm at hand.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 March 2001

Detroit News

TAYLOR — In a week when gunfire in two schools left two students dead and a number of others injured, two parents from the Novi chapter of the Million Mom March said they were both encouraged and dismayed by what they observed at a Saturday gun and knife show. "The dealers were very helpful and informative, explaining the permit process, the need for gun safety training and the various regulations when we asked about buying guns," said Shirley Wicker, 43, after... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 March 2001

New York Daily News

Potentially lethal air guns — pistols and rifles — are easily available on the Internet, and the illegal weapons are being bought by New Yorkers, according to an undercover investigation by the city Department of Consumer Affairs. Five teenagers working with the agency went on the Web and got the guns in the mail, paying with money orders or agency credit cards, said Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jane Hoffman. "Children can buy them, and putting an air gun in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 March 2001

Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)

One gun has been responsible over a period of three years for a severe hand injury, two deaths and a blown-out window — all within one New Mexico family and all due to accidental discharges. The Ruger Blackhawk .357-caliber Magnum revolver and its destructive history is the subject of an article in the March issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine, a national medical journal. Author Kurt B. Nolte, a pathologist at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 March 2001

Los Angeles Times

After putting their steely subjects to the test at a police firing range, a Los Angeles panel studying handgun control is prepared to recommend new restrictions on gun sales aimed at keeping weapons away from criminals and children. The Los Angeles Handgun Task Force, a 12-member panel created by the City Council last year, is drafting standards for handguns that can be fired only by their authorized users-an ambitious effort that backers hope will usher in a new... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 March 2001

Reuters

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration on Sunday identified measures the federal government could take to curb school violence after last week's shooting at a California high school killed two students and injured 13 others. But top U.S. officials were careful to avoid any suggestion of strong-arming states and local authorities, emphasizing that decisions on placing metal detectors at schools-and other safety measures-should not be made in Washington. The issue of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 March 2001

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Students' "alienation and rage" is the biggest factor in school shootings, Education Secretary Rod Paige said Sunday, and addressing that problem, rather than changing gun laws, should be the country's priority. Last week, students were shot in schools in California and Pennsylvania, including the suburban San Diego high school where two students were killed and 13 other people wounded. Paige said guns cannot take blame because there have been reports... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 March 2001

New York Times

WASHINGTON — In the days following shootings at schools in California and Pennsylvania last week, the new reality of gun control politics became starkly clear. Unlike in 1999, when Democrats reacted almost immediately to the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado with demands for tough new gun restrictions, there were few calls to action. Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, one of Washington's most aggressive gun control proponents, simply suggested a... (GunPolicy.org)

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