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Gun Policy News, 11 February 2002

États-Unis

11 February 2002

Denver Post (Colorado)

Next January, thousands of concealed-weapons permits in Colorado will expire as sheriffs across the state leave office under term limits. Citizens carrying handguns in their purses, coats, boots or elsewhere could be arrested if their permits have lapsed. "At midnight Jan. 13, all of my permits expire," said El Paso County Sheriff John Anderson, who has issued more than any other sheriff in Colorado. "Those permits will no longer be valid. So people can't carry a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

11 February 2002

Independent (UK)

Tim Robinson, an estate agent aged 25, was stabbed through the heart in front of his girlfriend, Jemma Joyce, 26, outside their home in Battersea, south-west London, on 27 January. He had apparently stopped to help two men who had asked for directions. The killers fled on foot after the attack, leaving the vehicle behind. Four men aged between 17 and 20 have been arrested and released on police bail. - There were an estimated 1,200 carjackings in the capital last year,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

11 February 2002

Independent (UK)

When gunmen burst into the Good Companions pub south of Croydon on Saturday evening, the families sitting down to dinner must have felt they had been transported from dreary, but safe, London suburbia to a nightmare from 1980s New York City. The two men picked out their targets, Anthony Ellis and Michael Jones, shot one in the head and the other in the chest, shot and stabbed a third man and then fled as the restaurant bar descended into mayhem. Unusually for such... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 February 2002

Montgomery Advertiser (Alabama)

In Alabama, any warm body can be a security guard. The state is one of 10 that doesn't require any training or background checks for those who are given a uniform and a gun and dispatched to do the jobs that police officers no longer have time for. "It's a mess," said Tony Wratchford, chief of Sentinal Patrol, a small firm that is aggressively selling itself in Montgomery as a new breed of highly trained security guards — and that's run into its own problems... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 February 2002

Roanoke Times (Virginia)

Valley View Mall management has never seen such a flurry of negative feedback. More than 20 gun-rights activists have called, written e-mails or sent letters vowing to boycott the mall until it reverses its policy forbidding guns, the mall manager says. The reason: the mall and other businesses, including Paramount's Kings Dominion amusement park near Richmond, appear on a Web site's list of so-called "gun owner unfriendly establishments." The mall, the amusement... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

11 February 2002

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Is a BB gun a deadly weapon? Colorado lawmakers will begin a week of legislative fighting over guns today with that issue on their plate. Sen. Mark Hillman, a farmer and former Daisy BB gun owner from Burlington, will try to convince the Senate Judiciary Committee that a BB or pellet gun is not a deadly weapon unless it's used to cause death or bodily injury. But that's not the way prosecutors see it. Peter Weir, executive director for the Colorado District Attorneys... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

11 February 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Mendi Hospital will be shut and its staff redeployed elsewhere because of ongoing tribal fights in the Southern Highlands capital. Health Minister Tommy Tomscoll issued the directive to close the hospital on February 28 after a recent visit. The hospital has only been handling severe cases since December 15 with lesser ailments being treated at three health centres in the district. Many deaths have been reported in frequent clashes between two warring groups on the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

11 February 2002

Hobart Mercury (Tasmania)

Tasmanians handed in more than 340 unused, unlicensed or banned firearms during a three-month gun amnesty. The amnesty was held up to December 31 — when weapons could be delivered to police stations without scrutiny under the state's gun laws. Of the 344 weapons surrendered, 12 had been banned since the laws were introduced after the 1996 Port Arthur tragedy. National Gun Control chairman Roland Browne said the recovery of the 12 Category C and D firearms was a... (GunPolicy.org)

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