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Gun Policy News, 12 February 2002


12 February 2002

Associated Press

DENVER, Colorado — The state's top prosecutor and a district attorney said Tuesday they hope to answer lingering questions about the Columbine High School rampage with a thorough public review of police work and records. Attorney General Ken Salazar and Jefferson County District Attorney Dave Thomas said they will conduct separate reviews of an independent investigation into a student's death during the April 20, 1999, massacre. They will try to determine if the... (

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12 February 2002

Chicago Sun-Times

A 9-year-old boy was killed Monday night after an apparent accidental shooting at his near West Side home, Chicago police said. The boy and his 14-year-old brother were playing with a 9mm handgun in the rear stairwell of their home in the 2400 block of West Taylor when it fired, Area 4 Violent Crimes Sgt. Robert Stasch said. The 9-year-old was shot once in the head just after 9 p.m. and was pronounced dead at Cook County Hospital, a representative from the Cook County... (

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Afrique du Sud

12 February 2002

Die Burger (South Africa)

CAPE TOWN — "The moment steps are taken against a police officer doing his or her job and firing at an armed robber, we will ask members of the force to hand in their guns and defend the ministers and president with batons." This was the angry reaction of Andy Miller, provincial secretary of the South African Police Union (Sapu) on Tuesday, to the new "run-and-shoot" section of the Criminal Procedure's Act that took effect recently. The implementation of the new... (

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12 February 2002

Indianapolis Star (Indiana)

The real danger wasn't Michael Pitcock's weapon, but the way he used it, some experts say. Pitcock, 18, died two weeks ago after Indianapolis police officers say he raised and pointed what appeared to be a semiautomatic pistol at them. As it turned out, Pitcock's chrome-colored weapon was a Daisy Co. Powerline AirStrike 240, a compressed-air-powered pistol normally used to shoot backyard paper targets or small objects. It looks like the real thing — but it's far... (

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Sri Lanka

12 February 2002


COLOMBO — A United Nations disarmament team is in Sri Lanka to help the country recover tens of thousands of illegal firearms, the legacy of decades of political and ethnic conflict, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. The mission, which arrived on Monday, will focus on areas outside the northeastern war zone where automatic rifles and hand grenades are fuelling a rapid rise in violent crime. "The U.N. team will help us devise new strategies to tackle illegal... (

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12 February 2002

Washington Post

The vote on a proposed overhaul of campaign finance laws, which the House starts debating today, will rank among the most contentious and closely watched in months, if not years. Some political insiders, however, say proponents won't achieve their goals even if the bill passes. The notion of "reforming" money and politics is a vanity, they say, for money always finds a way to penetrate the system and influence policymakers. The House measure, they claim, could make... (

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