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Gun Policy News, 17 April 2002

États-Unis

17 April 2002

Associated Press

WILSON, North Carolina — Two police officers in town from Raleigh to teach a gun course lost a submachine gun and a handgun out of the back of their pickup truck. They couldn't find the weapons, but commuters did. The officers came to Wilson on Tuesday to teach a submachine gun certification course sponsored by Wilson Technical Community College, authorities said. After they arrived, they realized that two bags of gear were missing from the back of their pickup. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 April 2002

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

The question was, would I ever shoot a man? It's the kind of thing my buddies and I talk about on occasion. It pretty much tells you all you need to know of my friends. Anyway, I answered yes. And it surprised me. Richie, my good pal, had reminded me of why. You know, of the time we both got held up. Actually, we didn't get held up. The store we were in did. It was a little after 3 on a recent Saturday morning. We were on our way to a morning's goose hunting. We... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

17 April 2002

Australian (Sydney)

The internet is littered with sites for gun dealers, most based in North America, offering to sell and deliver firearms. In an investigation to test how hard it would be to buy a Glock pistol — the weapon of choice for Sydney gang members — The Daily Telegraph yesterday accessed numerous websites before ordering a 9mm handgun over the internet in less than three minutes. The Daily Telegraph followed the simple steps outlined on the site, paid by American Express... (GunPolicy.org)

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Macédoine

17 April 2002

Skopje Svedok (Macedonian)

The non-governmental organization Journalists for Women's and Children's Rights and for the Protection of the Living Environment of Macedonia has launched a global Stop to Arms campaign. Supported by IANSA (International Action Network for Small Arms), this campaign will be carried out in several stages. The United Nations and IANSA have recently nominated the non-governmental organization Journalists for Women's and Children's Rights and for the Protection of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 April 2002

Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — The Senate Public Safety Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would ban the sale of any firearm safety device not approved by Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer. The bill (SB 1670) by Sen. Jack Scott (D-Altadena) is intended to rid gun store shelves of an array of plastic trigger locks and other devices that fail to comply with recently adopted safety standards set by the state Department of Justice. Since Jan. 1, guns sold or transferred by a dealer must be... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

17 April 2002

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

Ontario's new Minister of Natural Resources Jerry Ouellette says his appearance in a National Rifle Association infomercial doesn't spell American-style gun laws for hunters. I have no intention, first of all, of finding out what the NRA policies are, said Ouellette yesterday, preparing to move into his new ministry office. Premier Ernie Eves, the man who appointed Ouellette on Monday, said he has no problems with the minister's involvement with the U.S. gun lobby or... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

17 April 2002

Dawn (Karachi)

PARIS — France has become a major international marketplace in illegal arms, with many of the armaments brought in from such places as Serbia and ex-Eastern Europe, often to be reexported to other parts of the world, including the Middle East. The arms have become so plethoric that a Kalashnikov can be bought for as little as 135 dollars, with arms-grade launch- rocket available at 1350 dollars. The finding is one of many made in recent weeks by police and military... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonésie

17 April 2002

Jakarta Post, Opinion

Despite the end of the Cold War, there remains widespread conflict across the world. In his well-known An Agenda for Peace report, former United Nations secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali showed that the characteristics of conflicts have altered since the Cold War. Conflicts now occur more frequently within states than between states. In addition, conflicts usually develop into ethnic or religious wars followed by a brutal civil war, for example Maluku. These... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 April 2002

Reuters

NEW YORK — Women in the United States are 11 times more likely to be a victim of firearm homicide than women in England, Canada or any other high-income nation, new study findings show. We are so different from all the other countries in terms of having lots more guns and lots more homicides, lead study author Dr. David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center in Massachusetts, told Reuters Health. It certainly does not look like having more... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 April 2002

Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska — A bill that would let people with concealed-weapon permits from other states also carry their guns in Alaska is headed to Gov. Tony Knowles desk. The Senate on Tuesday agreed with a change the House made Monday to Senate Bill 242, so the bill does not need to go to a conference committee. The House amended the bill to clarify that Alaskans who don't qualify for a concealed-carry permit here may not go to another state, get a permit, then use it to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

17 April 2002

New Vision (Kampala)

Civilians wishing to acquire firearms licenses will have to meet very stiff conditions set up by the Uganda Police Force. The Police Chief of Private Security and Firearms Control, Richard Nabudere, announced on Monday that with the new measures, it will be difficult for individuals to acquire firearms easily. Previously one only needed to write a letter to the Inspector General of Police (IGP). Nabudere who called a press conference at the Police Headquarters, said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

17 April 2002

Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia — Six years after a shocking mass murder prompted him to push through tough laws banning many firearms, Prime Minister John Howard Wednesday said he wanted even tighter gun control. Guns have become a blight on American society … and we should strenuously resist any slide into the gun culture of the United States, he told a Sydney radio station 2GB. Howard said state police ministers were discussing how to close loopholes in existing gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

17 April 2002

Philippine Star

A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot dead his elder sister with a gun he mistook for a toy while playing inside their house in Las Piñas City, the police said. The boy is now undergoing medical and psychiatric examination due to continuous chilling and traumatic behavior after firing a homemade caliber .38 revolver at his 18-year-old sister while she was coming out of the bathroom about 6:40 p.m. Monday. Investigators said the boy was playing guns with a cousin inside... (GunPolicy.org)

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