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Gun Policy News, 30 March 2001

États-Unis

30 March 2001

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

The political talk was loaded. The firearms were not. Tuesday's annual gathering of Friends of the National Rifle Association was a swell affair, but hardly what I expected. "You're a shooter, aren't you? I can tell," one banquet-goer said to another. Both were women. I was eavesdropping, pretending to shop the "Ladies Table." I scanned the raffle offerings: a 10-pound vanilla candle, an Oscar de la Renta perfume set, an array of kitsch. Near a copy of Ted... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 March 2001

USA Today

The nation's system for doing instant background checks on gun buyers is being undermined by fragmented computer systems and antiquated criminal records in courthouses across the country. Authorities say the flaws could be allowing thousands of felons to buy guns illegally each year. During the system's first two years, the FBI estimates, there were as many as 200,000 gun sales to felons and others who are barred from owning guns. The reason: Incomplete or missing... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 March 2001

Los Angeles Times, Opinion

Hardly a day seems to go by without national news coverage of yet another shooting. Yet when was the last time you heard a story on the national evening news about a citizen saving a life with a gun? Few people realize that civilians use guns defensively to stop about 2 million crimes a year, five times more often than guns are used to commit crimes, according to national surveys. Last week, a police officer received national attention for stopping a school shooting... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 March 2001

Los Angeles Times, Opinion

While anniversaries usually are happy occasions to remember, today is one anniversary I wish I could forget. It was 20 years ago today that my life and the lives of three others were changed forever. A mentally disturbed man shot President Reagan, a police officer, a Secret Service agent and me on a sidewalk in Washington. One bullet came within an inch of the president's heart, nearly killing him. The nation held its breath praying for his recovery. Another bullet... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 March 2001

Reuters

GARY, Indiana — A 16-year-old high school student waiting for school to open was shot to death by a former student on Friday in the latest act of violence in and around U.S. schools, authorities said. Police said the victim, Neal Boyd IV, an average-to above-average student at Lew Wallace High School, with no disciplinary problems, was targeted by 17-year-old suspect Donald Burt Jr. who pulled out a gun and shot him in the head as other students stood by in a parking... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 March 2001

Associated Press

Victim called good student, taking college prep classes. Latest in string of shootings at or near Lew Wallace high. GARY, Indiana — The 17-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of a high school student in Gary, Indiana has been charged with murder. A probable cause affidavit filed by police said that at least two witnesses to the incident saw Donald Ray Burt, Jr. shoot 16-year-old Neal Boyd, IV Friday morning in a parking lot outside Lew Wallace High... (GunPolicy.org)

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