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Gun Policy News, 21 February 2002

Allemagne

21 February 2002

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

FRANKFURT — As Bavarian police tried to determine this week why 22-year-old Adam Labus shot three people to death before he committed suicide, German Interior Minister Otto Schily offered some reassuring words to citizens. "We are already working to reform the gun laws," Mr. Schily said. Over the last 20 years, such announcements have been made regularly. The government of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder decided to act last year, introducing a bill to tighten gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Thursday, just months after leading the agency through the anthrax crisis. Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, who joined the Atlanta-based federal agency 26 years ago, had been in the post for 3½ years. "Key things have been accomplished that I was keen on seeing done," he said in an interview Thursday, shortly after telling his staff in a late afternoon meeting and e-mail that he would step down March 31. "It... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Guns seized during a domestic assault investigation are back in the control of a Baldwin man, but he still can't bring them home. The extensive collection including museum pieces and ready-to-fire machine guns have been placed in control of William Bloomquist's lawyer. Bloomquist, a licensed gun dealer, is free to resume making a living through the sale of those firearms. Bloomquist said he was holding some of the guns for friends and relatives,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — In make-believe, the Palestinians always win. Palestinian boys with toy assault rifles split up into rival teams — Palestinian militiamen and Israeli soldiers — and re-enact what they have been watching on TV and in their neighborhoods for the past 17 months: gunbattles, beatings, arrests. "Look out!" a boy yelled during a mock firefight Thursday between nine youngsters in the alleys of Bethlehem's old market, uphill from the Church of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Chicago Tribune

STREAMWOOD — A Streamwood woman admitted Wednesday that she sold handguns to her husband, who was involved in a 2001 standoff with police, despite the fact that he had been institutionalized after a standoff in 1997. Darlene Pedersen pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sale of a firearm in the Rolling Meadows branch of Cook County Circuit Court. Circuit Judge Thomas Fecarotta sentenced Pedersen to 30 months' probation and fined her $1,000. Pedersen, 49, was... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State lawmakers have a new version of a controversial bill that would allow Ohioans to carry guns hidden in their purses, cars, pockets and backpacks. "It's a good bill. I think it is palatable to the citizens of Ohio," said state Rep. Jim Aslanides, R-Coshocton, the bill's chief sponsor. Aslanides said he hopes the legislation moves out of the House Civil and Commercial Law committee and onto the House floor for a vote soon. But Toby Hoover,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Denver Post (Colorado), Editorial

Gun sales in Colorado halted Tuesday because the Federal Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco and Firearms failed to get dealers new forms for doing background checks on purchasers. The ATF had mailed a letter last October telling dealers a new Form 4473 was contemplated but didn't say when the switch would occur. Surprise: Businesses such as Dave's Guns in Aurora, the state's biggest dealer, learned the change took effect Tuesday when the Colorado Bureau of Investigation refused... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Denver Post (Colorado)

A bureaucratic foul-up involving background checks that paralyzed gun sales nationwide continued to cause headaches for scores of dealers and buyers Wednesday as federal officials scrambled to fix the problem. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which processes background checks in Colorado, also was overrun with angry callers. The problem was caused by changes to a form required for criminal background checks on gun buyers. By law, all federally licensed dealers... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Detroit Free Press

Bullet holes blossom in a square target hanging a few feet from the firing line. A featherweight black Smith & Wesson revolver jumps and pops. A 9mm semiautomatic spits shells. It's range night in Royal Oak for a group of shooting enthusiasts who've each taken advantage of Michigan's recently revised concealed weapons law. Tuesday evening, the occupants of the first four lanes at Target Sports talk caliber, ammunition and concealability. The pros and cons of heft and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Israël

21 February 2002

Jerusalem Post (Israel)

An alert customer shot dead a terrorist who tried to set off an explosive device in a supermarket a few minutes ago in Efrat. The town is in Gush Etzion, a block of Jewish communities in Judea, south of Bethlehem. At least one small explosion did take place, leaving one customer lightly wounded but causing no casualties, said Jerusalem Post reporter Margot Dudkevitch. Nails from one of the explosions littered the floor. Further tragedy was averted when a woman... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Kansas City Star (Missouri)

JEFFERSON CITY — A House panel voted 9-1 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would allow permit-holders to carry concealed weapons in Missouri with as little as four hours of handgun training. A second bill that would legalize the carrying of concealed weapons in a vehicle's passenger compartment was approved 10-0. The proposals now move to the House floor, where they are expected to face significant opposition. The lopsided votes were expected from the special... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Reuters

WASHINGTON — A coalition of gun control groups urged U.S. newspapers on Thursday to stop publishing classified ads for guns, saying they were a potential source of weapons for terrorists. The National Campaign to Close the Newspaper Classified Gun Ad Loophole, supported by 24 gun control groups from Texas to New Hampshire, said a survey of 282 newspapers in 16 states found that 77 percent of them ran classified ads for guns. "Sales of guns through newspaper... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Toledo Blade (Ohio), Opinion

A note from Planned Parenthood promising Congress a wake-up call next month from "America's pro-choice majority" led me to think of the obvious advantage of framing gun issues as matters of choice as well. Lots of people don't want guns around the house. Fine. Let them not have them. Lots of others think the best self-defense is self-reliance. They want to be on the ready if danger strikes. Let them. Choosers on both gun sides are agreed that firepower doesn't belong... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Nations Unies

21 February 2002

Washington Post

Gun-rights groups yesterday criticized the United Nations after revelations that security officers for U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan may be illegally carrying automatic weapons. The "draconian" gun-control measures advocated by the United Nations apparently are not applicable to Mr. Annan, said Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the National Rifle Association. "It's the height of hypocrisy," said John Velleco, a spokesman for the Gun Owners of America. "The U.N.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 February 2002

Plain Dealer (Ohio)

House Republicans continued their push yesterday for a law legalizing concealed handguns, unveiling what could be the last rewrite of the bill before it faces a floor vote. The most significant change in the 76-page bill allows applicants to more easily obtain a concealed-weapons permit without providing fingerprints to a law enforcement agency. A previous version of the bill made it a requirement for sheriff's departments to fingerprint applicants under certain... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

21 February 2002

Coquitlam Now (British Columbia)

Port Coquitlam residents woke up Thursday morning to news that police and media had descended on their quiet community to find possible links to an investigation into 50 missing Vancouver women. While executing a search warrant related to firearms violations, the Coquitlam RCMP stumbled upon evidence that prompted them to contact the missing women investigative team in Vancouver, a joint task force made up of officers from the Vancouver Police Department and the... (GunPolicy.org)

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