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Gun Policy News, 20 April 2002


20 April 2002

Canadian Press

WHITEHORSE — The Supreme Court of Canada set aside two acquittals this week and convicted Yukon prospector Allen Carlos of three gun storage offences. The highest court sent the case back to the trial judge for sentencing after making its decision in Ottawa. The nine judges delivered their decision orally, opting not to provide a decision at a later date. Canadians generally believe there's supposed to be a separation between the executive or legislative and the... (

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20 April 2002

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

The Ohio pilot of a corporate jet that flew business executives to Toronto has been fined $500 for having a loaded handgun in his cockpit. Canada Customs said the pilot claimed the .22-calibre Smith and Wesson was for on-board protection following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Customs spokesman Mark Butler said the weapon was the third seized from luxury jets since the attacks The pilot claimed he carried the gun for security, Butler said. The weapon wasn't declared... (

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20 April 2002

News-Gazette (Illinois)

Of the 662 Americans who died in murder-suicides in the first half of 2001, 94.5 percent were killed with firearms. Armed with that statistic from a recent study, gun-control advocates Friday called for gun owners to voluntarily remove guns from their homes. Press conference were held at the coroner's office in Urbana and elsewhere around the country this week, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings. In Urbana, representatives of... (

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20 April 2002

Plain Dealer (Ohio)

CINCINNATI — A blistering battle over gun control, set for a showdown in a federal courtroom in Ohio next week, has created one of the oddest alliances in American history. The Justice Department of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, a life member of the National Rifle Association, has quietly enlisted a lifelong enemy of the gun lobby, retired Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, in the government's fight against assault weapons. So quietly, in fact, that Metzenbaum didn't... (

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