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Gun Policy News, 14 August 2001

États-Unis

14 August 2001

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — School shooting survivors from across the nation biked to the Lincoln Memorial to rally against gun violence on Tuesday, just before classes start in one of the most dangerous times of the school year. "I think it's society," said Evan Todd, 18, who was wounded in the 1999 Columbine school shootings in Colorado. "We stand here and say we need to solve the problem, but we don't understand that it's us causing it." Politically mixed, group members said... (GunPolicy.org)

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14 August 2001

Reason (USA), Opinion

The TEC-DC9 is said to be a gun that only a criminal could love. With its black finish, barrel shroud, and 32-round magazine, the semiautomatic pistol has a menacing, militaristic look that apparently appealed to Gian Luigi Ferri, a down-on-his-luck California businessman with a chip on his shoulder. On July 1, 1993, Ferri entered a San Francisco high-rise and rode the elevator to the offices of a law firm he blamed for his financial troubles. Using two TEC-DC9s and a... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

14 August 2001

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Editorial

The California Supreme Court has come to the sensible conclusion that firearms manufacturers should not be held legally responsible when their products are used illegally. Last Monday's 5-1 ruling adds to a string of state high court and federal appeals court rulings rejecting the notion that gun makers could be sued for criminal acts committed with their legal, non-defective weapons. In the California case, the six people wounded in a 1993 San Francisco high-rise... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

14 August 2001

Washington Times

The California Supreme Court last week in Merrill v. Navegar Inc. (Aug. 6, 2001) shielded gun manufacturers from common law negligence liability for injuries inflicted by gun misuse. Gun control crusaders are mourning; gun ownership proponents are rejoicing; but the high-stakes victor was the rule of law. Sister state courts entertaining similar pioneering common law (i.e., judge invented) theories of liability to stiletto the gun industry should learn from the Merrill... (GunPolicy.org)

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14 August 2001

Amarillo Globe-News (Texas), Editorial

The California Supreme Court, in accordance with rulings across the nation, ruled in favor of personal responsibility Aug. 6 rather than misplaced blame or monetary gain. Certain lawyers, borrowing a page from the national settlement against the tobacco industry, are waging a legal battle against gun manufacturers hoping to cash in on crimes committed by individuals. The California Supreme Court, in a 5-1 decision, ruled that victims and families cannot sue gun... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Amarillo Globe-News (Texas)

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États-Unis

14 August 2001

Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO — A California lawmaker unveiled legislation on Tuesday that would strip gun manufacturers of protection from legal liability for crimes committed with their weapons. Just days after California's Supreme Court threw out a liability suit brought by survivors of a horrific 1993 San Francisco office massacre, Sen. Don Perata announced he was moving to repeal the state law upon which the court based its decision. "I believe all firearms should be held to... (GunPolicy.org)

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14 August 2001

Amarillo Globe-News (Texas), Opinion

Let's get something straight. I'm not a wing nut. I'm not left wing, and I'm not right wing. I don't belong to the NRA or to Greenpeace. I favor much of what the ACLU stands for but not how it stands for it, and while I believe in low taxation and smaller government, I also believe some things are best left to the government to handle. But a government needs laws to govern, and laws need lawyers to argue, and in case you haven't noticed, this country churns out a lot... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

14 August 2001

Los Angeles Times

I think best when I jog, and for many, many miles, I've been trying to work out a question for the parents of my two little boys' friends. Or more exactly, trying to repeat it often enough to myself that it would be easy to say to them: "Thanks for having my son over. There's just one thing I need to ask. Do you have a gun in your house?" It's an awful question. Chances are you've never thought of asking it, or of being asked it, and you'd just as soon not start... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

14 August 2001

Baltimore Sun, Opinion

Guns are made to kill. So people who have these deadly weapons also have the highest responsibility to keep them out of children's hands. That has been the law in Maryland for nine years. But it hasn't been used successfully, even in the aftermath of accidental shootings involving children. The latest incident, a Howard County 3-year-old who shot himself with his father's loaded, unlocked handgun, highlights the deficiency in the law that has challenged prosecutors... (GunPolicy.org)

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14 August 2001

Oklahoman, Editorial

Attorney General John Ashcroft won't make the Christmas card list of the Violence Policy Center. The radical gun-control outfit is apoplectic over a memo from Ashcroft to the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel announcing the executive branch's official view henceforth shall be that the Second Amendment to the Constitution means what it says-that individual Americans have a constitutional right to own firearms. "Ashcroft's pronouncement flatly contradicts... (GunPolicy.org)

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14 August 2001

New York Times / AP

CANTON, Ohio — A 2-year-old boy playing with a loaded gun shot and killed his grandfather, authorities said. The child found a .45-caliber gun that belonged to his grandfather and played with it behind the chair where the man was sitting, Stark County Sheriff Tim Swanson said. The bullet went through the chair and struck him in the back. Thomas Hopps, 55, died at a hospital hours after the shooting Sunday. The boy's mother was in the room, but neither she nor Hopps... (GunPolicy.org)

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