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Gun Policy News, 9 April 2002

États-Unis

9 April 2002

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — The House is poised this week to approve legislation that would ease donation-reporting rules for a broad class of political groups, opening a new front in the campaign finance debate. Critics say the measure, coming just weeks after the enactment of a landmark law to limit donations to national political parties, could encourage certain groups to receive huge contributions from wealthy donors while escaping effective scrutiny. The groups in question... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 April 2002

Washington Times, Editorial

To get an idea of the bizarre approach on crime taken by the Democratic political bosses in Annapolis, all one needs to do is look at the General Assembly's handling of several hot-button issues during this year's session, which concluded last night. While leaders like Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. provided empty rhetoric about the need to get tough on perpetrators of serious crime and force state Attorney... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

9 April 2002

Canadian Press

The Montreal police force, one of Canada's largest, will begin trading in their old guns next month for modern pistols widely used around the world. The department will spend about $4 million over the next three years to purchase nine-millimetre Walther weapons manufactured in Germany. They will replace a six-bullet style of revolver in use since the 1940s. The most recent variation Ruger .357-calibre Magnums have been used since the early 1990s. The Walther P99 was... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 April 2002

Newsday (New York)

States should turn over the names of anyone with a history of psychiatric hospitalization to a federal database that screens applicants seeking to purchase long guns, Sen. Charles Schumer said yesterday. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would introduce legislation in June that would close a loophole that allowed Peter Troy, a mentally disturbed man who had been involuntarily committed twice to psychiatric institutions, to buy a rifle and allegedly use it to kill a priest and a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Inde

9 April 2002

Economic Times (India)

SRINAGAR — While Kashmir's gubernatorial regime was preoccupied with the proxy war, its officers in the home department were busy in arming criminals from at least ten states. Even Ashwani Naik, an important figure of the D-company and Manu Sharma, accused in the Jessica Lal murder case reportedly got their gun licences from J&K. Unable to catch hold of all these criminals, the state government has finally handed over the sensational illegal arms case to the Central... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 April 2002

Associated Press

New York Democrats Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy on Monday introduced legislation that would shore up existing rules regarding the rights of current and former mental patients to purchase firearms. The bill would bar anyone who has a restraining order filed against him or her from purchasing a gun. Currently, only those restraining orders filed on behalf of an applicant's spouse or child raise a red flag with the National Instant Criminal Background... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

9 April 2002

Reuters

PARIS — A Kalashnikov-toting man burst into a police station in the western French region of Brittany late and shot dead a duty officer after a road rage feud, police have said. Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, presidential candidate in this month's election, promised tougher gun laws after the attack, which kept the focus firmly on law and order as the top election issue. Conservative President Jacques Chirac, running against Jospin on April 21, also expressed his... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 April 2002

New York Times

LYNBROOK, New York — One month ago, Peter J. Troy walked into a Long Island gun store and bought a semiautomatic rifle that he used four days later when, the police say, he killed a priest and a parishioner during a morning Mass in this tiny Long Island village. Mr. Troy, 34, had spent time in two mental hospitals, and his mother had obtained a restraining order against him, which he had violated, officials said. Those facts did not show up on the federal registry... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 April 2002

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — A 4-year-old boy died Monday after he apparently shot himself in the chest while playing with his grandfather's gun, police said. Sabarius Dewight Mortin was airlifted to Shands Jacksonville where he died in surgery, homicide Lt. Rick Graham said. The boy's grandmother and grandfather, father and younger sister were in the three-bedroom apartment when the shooting happened at about 4 a.m.. Three guns belonging to the boy's grandfather were... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

9 April 2002

BBC News

French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin has promised tougher gun laws after a road rage shooting in which one police officer died. The incident occurred in the town of Vannes, in Brittany, when a man carrying a Kalashnikov rifle burst into a police station in pursuit of three youths after his vehicle collided with their car. He sprayed the front desk of the police station with bullets before he was overpowered. Both the leading candidates in France's presidential... (GunPolicy.org)

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