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Gun Policy News, 4 April 2002

Canada

4 April 2002

Edmonton Sun (Alberta)

WINNIPEG — Canadian Alliance MP Grant Hill is no moron — unless you listen to the bureaucrats at Ottawa's firearms registry office. Hill, an Alberta MP and firearm owner, got the shock of his life recently when the gun registration people issued him a firearm licence. Hill's full name is Norman Grant Hill. But his newly issued gun licence read Moron Grant Hill. Some of us were wondering whether that was deliberate or whether that was truly an accident, Alliance... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Kittson County News (Minnesota)

What are the three basic rules of firearms safety? Twenty-six kids in the Hallock area will be able to answer that and a whole lot more after completing a firearms safety course in Hallock this spring. This is Gary Johnson's 32nd year as an instructor of firearms safety. He tells the kids hunting can be safer than riding a bike or riding in a car, as long as safety is the number one priority. A lot of these kids have never had a gun in their hands and their parents... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Sacramento Bee (California)

Twelve-year-old Justin Kosinski of Foresthill knew all about gun safety, his father said. Justin had taken a hunters-training course and he had his own weapon, but he kept it locked up and unloaded, said John Kosinski. "He knew that you don't play with guns," Kosinski said. But Justin's knowledge about gun safety couldn't save his life Friday, when a teenage boy allegedly brandished a gun that discharged, fatally wounding Justin. "This never should have happened,"... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Sacramento Bee (California)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Tribune Chronicle (Ohio)

The Smith and Wesson 9 mm semiautomatic is a well-balanced firearm with smooth action, a light recoil and enough stopping power to drop anything on two legs. Bill Spencer, who spent part of Thursday afternoon practicing his shooting with that bad boy at an indoor firing range in Warren, said he would feel much safer if the state allowed him to carry the gun on him. He may get to do just that if the state legislature and governor approve a pending bill permitting the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Tribune Chronicle (Ohio)

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Australie

4 April 2002

Australian (Sydney)

The number of armed robberies in Sydney's most populated areas has soared by 34 per cent over two years, forcing police to reform a hold-up response team and concede guns have become endemic on the city's streets. Fraud and assault levels also rose sharply with most other crime categories remaining stable — but near-record highs, the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research annual report has found. A fall in the recorded rates of home break-ins and indecent... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

4 April 2002

Business Day (Johannesburg), Opinion

Statements in the media to the effect that no guns result in no crime and the ideology of groups such as Gun Free SA that a firear m does not offer protection against crime are truly amazing. A firearm in the hands of a responsible and competent citizen surely offers the best protection available against the numerous murderers and rapists of our day, the latter seemingly enjoying more freedom, rights and government protection than law-abiding citizens? The list of... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Business Day (Johannesburg)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Houston Chronicle (Texas), Opinion

Take a moment to consider the safety of different products you use and rely upon. Your car? Side impact panels would not be tested for resiliency without the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. Your lunch hamburger? The beef would not be inspected for bacteria without the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Your child's new doll or action figure? Warnings about small parts would not be on the packaging without the governance of the Consumer Product Safety... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Houston Chronicle (Texas)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Tampa Tribune (Florida)

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Each time students open fire on campuses, lawmakers renew their pledge to keep guns as far from schools as possible. So why is the Legislature poised to make it easier for students to lug loaded guns to school? In some areas of the state where hunting is prevalent, some youngsters go hunting after school, said Marion Hammer, the National Rifle Association's chief lobbyist in Florida. And there might be quite a distance in those areas between... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Tampa Tribune (Florida)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Florida Today

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Guns inside cars parked at school? Gov. Jeb Bush said Thursday it's a decision that local school boards should make, not the Legislature. It's back to the question of local control, that seems to be the way to do it, Bush said, saying there is a big difference between guns inside schools and guns in cars on school parking lots. Having said that, school districts, if they are concerned about this, can even eliminate the gun being allowed … In... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Fox News (USA)

In the fall of 2000, professor Michael Bellesiles of Emory University published his book Arming America, which purported to establish that the core historical argument behind the Second Amendment was a fraud. The brave minuteman armed with his trusty rifle, Bellesiles told us, was mostly a myth — Americans at the time of the Revolution, and for many decades afterward, seldom owned guns, but instead relied on the government for protection. Bellesiles received glowing... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

4 April 2002

Canadian Press

EDMONTON — Frustrated gun owners call it Operation Phone Book. Those upset with the federal firearms registry are mailing their old telephone directories to the Canadian Firearms Centre in Ottawa in the hopes the government will have to pick up the cost of the postage. But officials at Canada Post say the protest has backfired. The books aren't getting through and the Crown corporation — not the Justice Department — has to pick up the tab. Bob Lickacz, an... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Associated Press

FAIRBANKS — The cost of repairing the trans-Alaska pipeline and cleaning up a 286,000-gaIlon oil spill caused by a bullet hole has risen to $20 million (£14 million pounds), the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company said. Daniel Carson Lewis, who allegedly caused the hole in the pipeline north of Fairbanks by firing at it with a rifle, will stand trial in September. The clean-up is almost complete, officials say. About 176,000 gallons have been reinjected and about... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Aztec Press, Pima Community College (Arizona)

Fears that the class may be misused are among reasons which forced the cancellation of a firearms safety course. The class which provided training to students will have its last lesson at a Three Points shooting range Saturday morning. The students will have to find training in the private sector if they are to continue their instruction. In today's society, everything is anti-firearms, it wasn't so when the class was started, said Dave Bruce, chair of the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Aztec Press, Pima Community College (Arizona)

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États-Unis

4 April 2002

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)

A state senator is showcasing a Cleveland trial to argue that Ohio needs tougher laws for childproofing firearms. Sen. Eric Fingerhut and a group of activists gathered yesterday outside the Justice Center as Devon Campbell's trial was beginning in a Cleveland Municipal Courtroom. Campbell, 35, is charged with three misdemeanors because his stepson, a fourth-grader at Newton D. Baker Elementary, brought a loaded .22-caliber gun to school, prosecutors said. The child... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

4 April 2002

Australian (Sydney)

The number of armed robberies in Sydney's most populated areas has soared by 34 per cent over two years, forcing police to reform a hold-up response team and concede guns have become endemic on the city's streets. Fraud and assault levels also rose sharply with most other crime categories remaining stable — but near-record highs, the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research annual report found. A fall in the recorded rates of home break-ins and indecent assaults... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Australian (Sydney)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

4 April 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

The warring tribes and their village leaders at Mendi should be praised for trying to keep peace in the area. This was said by Inspector N'Dranou Perou — in charge of Mobile Squad Four — who returned from Mendi yesterday afternoon with the last of the squad. Insp Perou said they could only do their part as policemen. He said the people and their village leaders should go to the people and their village leaders. The squad has been up at Mendi for five weeks... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

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