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Gun Policy News, 13 February 2002

Royaume-Uni

13 February 2002

This is London (UK)

Guns are regularly changing hands in London for only £200, highlighting the frightening spiral in violent crime, says Met Commissioner Sir John Stevens today. He adds that prices are tumbling because gangs have been importing huge numbers of weapons as they become ever more ruthless. An astonishing 600 guns are being recovered by police every year, but they admit this might be a fraction of the true number on the streets. For a little extra cash, criminals can even... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

Authorities found 125 rifles and about 25 handguns but nothing illegal during the second day of searching the Midtown home of a 56-year-old licensed gun collector. After removing the firearms and disarming two booby traps set to release tear gas, the path was cleared Tuesday for today's examination of what bomb technicians said was their main concern: a wide variety of containers with military markings that may contain live ammunition or explosive material. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, California — About half of the county's gun owners with young children do not store the weapons safely in the house, according to a survey. A telephone survey by the county's Department of Health Services found that 45 percent of gun owners in 8,000 households interviewed did not lock the weapons in a gun cabinet or container. Data from 1999 show 19 percent of deaths of people under the age of 20 in Los Angeles County were by gunshot. The national... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Florida — In desperation, a school crossing guard last year discovered he could slow down speeders by taking aim at them with a hair dryer resembling a radar gun. Now, he's got the real thing. Six fifth-grade students at Suter Elementary School sold lemonade and collected donations to raise $93.93 for the radar gun that they presented to Dale Rooks on Monday. "It looks just like a hair dryer, and I don't mean that to be funny," Rooks said. It was almost... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

Chicago Tribune

Ending months of uncertainty, Emory University has decided to launch an investigation of Michael Bellesiles, its award-winning historian accused of faking data to support his stunning claim that guns were not a part of early American culture. In the end, he was backed into his current corner because he challenged the amateur custodians of a small-town archive on the West Coast. Emory's investigation cost Bellesiles his tenure, the academia's equivalent of a lifetime... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

Chicago Sun-Times

Two youths were shot and killed over a three-day period in accidental shootings involving handguns, Chicago police said. Nine-year-old Ramon Favela and 15-year-old Dwayne Jones were both shot in the head and died inside Chicago homes, authorities said. Ramon was shot Monday evening in a bedroom of his West Side home as he and his 14-year-old brother were both handling a 9mm handgun, Chicago police Sgt. Robert Cargie said. Ramon's older brother found the gun in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

Detroit Free Press

Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus will announce a proposal today to crack down on people who are caught using or carrying stolen or illegal weapons. Patterned loosely after the Project Exile program introduced in 1997 in Richmond, Va., the Republican gubernatorial candidate's initiative would more closely align federal and state sentences for firearm violations. In Virginia, felons with gun violations are prosecuted by the federal government rather than by the state because... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

13 February 2002

Hill Times (Canada)

Canada's new air marshals are being trained to know where to shoot bullets without de-pressurizing airplanes, says Deputy RCMP Commissioner Garry Loeppky. Mr. Loeppky revealed the information before a recent meeting of the Senate Security and Defence Committee, which is approaching the end of its detailed study of Canada's national security. Over the past couple of weeks, the Senators have managed to extract several details about Canada's new policy of placing air... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Attorney General John Ashcroft said on Wednesday he directed the FBI to check the immigration status of all non-U.S. citizens who are prospective gun purchasers and to prosecute those who attempt to buy guns illegally. Under the new procedures, Ashcroft said the FBI will ask whether the prospective buyer is a U.S. citizen when a federally licensed firearms dealer calls for background checks of would-be gun buyers. For those who are not U.S. citizens,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Last week a United Airlines co-pilot thwarted a cockpit intruder by whacking him with an ax, but many pilots would rather arm themselves with guns. While advocates of cockpit firearms said the hairy mid-air drama might not have merited the use of a gun, the incident placed the debate in sharp focus as the government weighs whether to let airmen carry firearms on the job. A public comment period about whether arming pilots with lethal or nonlethal... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado), Opinion

If state legislators are truly interested in protecting us from deadly and other dangerous weapons, they should walk Nate's aisle. They'd shut it down, throw him out of work. Why stop just at BB and pellet guns? Legislators today are scheduled to debate whether to keep BB guns in Colorado classified as dangerous weapons. It is doubtful you even knew they were considered as such. Sen. Mark Million, a Burlington Republican, wants to get them off the list that includes... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 February 2002

St Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

JEFFERSON CITY — A proposal that Missouri voters defeated in 1999 is back before the Legislature, where a Senate committee has begun considering a bill to allow people to carry concealed weapons. Two St. Louis-area residents, both of whom do business in the city, told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that they'd feel safer if they could legally carry a handgun. John Wolf, a trombone player who lives in Rock Hill, said he sometimes works downtown.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique

13 February 2002

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

The United Nations is to send the first 400 of an expected 2,000 extra troops to the rebel-held eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to begin disarming forces fighting on the side of the Kinshasa government, a spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (known by its French acronym, MONUC) told IRIN on Wednesday. The first contingent of troops, from Uruguay, is due to arrive in the eastern town of Kindu on 20 February to facilitate the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

13 February 2002

Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan)

M29 air guns, the production of which was suspended 16 years ago due to worry that they could kill people, are currently being sold via Internet auction sites, and have been seized lately by police in increasing numbers, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The air guns were banned shortly after they were put on the market, but several hundred of the guns are estimated to be in the hands of the public, an MPD official said. "Possessing a toy gun that is... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

13 February 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Women in the Southern Highlands are pleading for their parliamentarians to return home and fix the "cycle of violence and abuse" they say is ruining their province. The violence was becoming a "sorrowful human tragedy", a statement issued by Grace Sui, president of the Catholic Women's Organisation, says. She described it as an appeal for peace by women and children in the Southern Highlands. She said women, especially those of the Catholic faith, had met and poured... (GunPolicy.org)

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