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Gun Policy News, 25 January 2002

Royaume-Uni

25 January 2002

BBC News

A gun collector who had a private arsenal of 301 weapons and 25,000 pieces of live ammunition in his home has been jailed for two years. The collection amassed by Michael Lee, 56, of St Mary s, Teignmouth, Devon, included machine guns, sub-machine guns and a pump action shotgun, a court was told. The find was the largest-ever seizure of guns and ammunition from one person made by Devon and Cornwall Police. Lee was sentenced at Plymouth Crown Court on Friday after... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon,Nations Unies

25 January 2002

Kyodo News

TOKYO — Participants in an international conference on illicit trade in small arms have agreed the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States have helped highlight the issue, a conference official said Friday. The participants from 32 governments and a number of organizations, including nongovernmental organizations and research institutes, agreed during three days of talks ending Friday that the attacks had the effect of making the issues … even more... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

25 January 2002

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

Raptors tickets may be hard to come by, but basketball fans can get a pair by handing over an illegal gun to police. The guns-for-tickets swap is part of a new five-part program aimed at getting guns off the streets of the city. It was announced yesterday by Toronto Police Chief Julian Fantino and Ontario Attorney-General David Young. In simple terms, enough is enough, Chief Fantino told reporters attending the program's launch at police headquarters. Handguns... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 January 2002

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Legislature, which is so pro-gun it lets people carry concealed weapons into the legislative chamber, may air its perennial debate over gun control before thousands of Olympic visitors this year. Just two weeks before the Winter Olympics begin, a legislator introduced a bill in the Senate to change the concealed weapons law to remove a requirement that a permit seeker take a class on gun laws. At least 40,000 Utah residents already have... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 January 2002

New York Times

SALT LAKE CITY — To Bernard Machen, the president of the University of Utah, a classroom with students who may be carrying guns is an intimidating place to learn. For that reason, he has insisted on maintaining the university's longtime ban on weapons, concealed or otherwise, on campus. But Utah, whose gun standards are permissive even by the standards of the American West, has recently ordered all state offices, day care centers, parks, hospitals and college... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 January 2002

Lawrence Journal World (Kansas), Editorial

Officials in Alaska readily admit there are more guns per capita in their state than in any other in America. Matter of fact, there could be more firearms per family up there than there are anywhere else in the world. The reason is simple enough: Protection. Not from troublesome neighbors and criminals but from animals; most notably, bears. Matter of fact, a good many Alaskans, such as bush pilots who constantly risk being downed in the wilderness, are required to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

25 January 2002

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

Mainstream defenders and critics of Canadian gun-control laws welcomed Toronto Police Chief Julian Fantino's amnesty offer for anyone who turns in an unregistered firearm. But most fear that yesterday's no-charges amnesty won't hit the target he is after punks who own and use guns for power. Delva Lacroix, 58, whose brother Morris Duval, 40, was murdered Jan. 14 by a shotgun-wielding teen in his Brampton home, said: I would like to see guns off the street. Lacroix, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

25 January 2002

Daily Mail (UK)

Hundreds of airguns are being converted onto high-powered weapons by criminals They can legally buy air pistols and rifles from reputable sports and gun shops The guns normally fire pellets, but a firearms expert can easily convert them into deadly weapons Converted guns have already been used to kill people in Britain One model, the UKL120 Brocock ME38 Magnum, can be turned into a pistol firing,22 calibre rounds for about UKL50 to UKL70 The Police National... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 January 2002

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

A research project on regulating firearms as a consumer product is among three grants made by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The awards, made under the foundation's violence-prevention program area, included a $200,000 grant to the Consumer Federation of America; the money will support a two-year study on firearms regulation. Additionally, the foundation gave $300,000 to the San Francisco-based Community Against Violence for general operating... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 January 2002

New York Post, Opinion

Another school shooting occurred last week and the headlines were everywhere the same, from Australia to Nigeria. This time the shooting occurred at a university, the Appalachian Law School. As usual, there were calls for more gun control. Yet in this age of gun-free school zones, one fact was missing from virtually all the news coverage: The attack was stopped by two students who had guns in their cars. The fast responses of two male students, Mikael Gross, 34, and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 January 2002

Chicago Tribune

As development spreads from Arizona's booming cities and suburbs, gun users and property owners are fighting over proposed legislation that would impose new statewide noise restrictions on shooting ranges while also shielding the ranges from lawsuits and even tougher local regulations. As people build next to ranges, it creates tension that must be addressed, said Rusty Bowers, a property owner and former state senator who testified against a bill pending in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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