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Gun Policy News, 16 January 2002

États-Unis

16 January 2002

USA Today

WASHINGTON — People committed involuntarily to mental hospitals in 33 states and people convicted of domestic abuse in 15 states can buy guns undetected by a national background check system because of a lack of computerized records, a new study says. The results are grim: most states have done a haphazard and ineffective job in automating these crucial records, the study by the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation says. The non-profit group advocates stronger... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2002

Seattle Times, Opinion

Times are hard for gun-control advocates. Following Sept. 11, firearm purchases spiked 10 to 20 percent nationwide. It's not about terrorism, but personal security. Even in pacific Seattle the numbers are up, police say. You can almost picture trust-fund liberals from Leschi and Laurelhurst laying down their copies of the Utne Reader and Mother Jones to buy pistols and take target practice in Bellevue. The old anti-gun rhetoric sounds dated. As when state Democratic... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2002

Associated Press

Since mid-1999, about 10,000 felons and others legally barred from buying guns were able to cruise past background checks and purchase firearms, an advocacy group said Wednesday. A report by the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation said most states rely on outdated records and computer technology for background checks, which allows thousands of felons to purchase guns with little trouble. The dirty little secret is that the records for almost every state are in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

16 January 2002

Star (South Africa)

RUSTENBURG — A small red copy of the Bible was found on the passenger seat of a car from which a man aimed and shot at passing motorists with binoculars and a hunting rifle. Next to the Bible was a woman's purse, a pair of white woman's shoes, a pair of men's tackies, spectacles and a cup. North West police also removed a half-empty bottle of Three Ships whisky from the red Toyota Cressida belonging to the 42-year-old suspect. Fourteen people were injured in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2002

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Students at the New York City high school where two teen-agers were shot in a hallway said it was easy to bring guns inside, despite metal detectors at the entrance. Andrel Napper, 17, and Andre Wilkins, 18, were shot from behind Tuesday during last period at Martin Luther King Jr. High School near Lincoln Center, authorities said. One was wounded in the back and the other in the buttocks. Both were hospitalized Tuesday night; one was in serious condition... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2002

San Diego Union-Tribune (California)

Little Stratton, Colorado (pop. 649) is in the vanguard of civil rights. Police Chief Brian Hill and town council members decided recently to issue permits to carry concealed firearms not only to qualified residents of Stratton but to any Coloradoans who qualify under state law. Police in the big towns view with alarm Stratton's decision to actually preserve our right to keep and bear arms under the U.S. and Colorado constitutions, as Stratton officials put it. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2002

Associated Press

GRUNDY, Virginia — A student who had been dismissed from law school went on a campus shooting spree Wednesday, killing the dean, a professor and a student before he was tackled by students, authorities said. The attack also wounded three female students at the Appalachian School of Law. They were hospitalized in fair condition. When I got there there were bodies laying everywhere, said Dr. Jack Briggs, one of the first to arrive after the shooting in this tiny... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2002

Washington Post

Almost 10,000 convicted felons and others prohibited from buying guns passed background checks and obtained firearms after dozens of states failed to adequately computerize background-check records, according to a new study. The report by the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation, a gun policy group, found that 25 states automated less than 60 percent of their felony conviction records. Thirty-three states have not automated any of the records of people who have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

16 January 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

High-powered weapons being used with increasing frequency and with deadly consequences in Highlands provinces are getting there under the sponsorship of rich and politically powerful people. These sponsors of illegal gun trade compete among themselves for the status of "biggest weapons owner", a senior police officer has said. Departing Highlands police commander Tony Wagambie spoke of the dangerous arms movement, possession and use when spoken to by the Post-Courier... (GunPolicy.org)

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