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Gun Policy News, 22 April 2002

Argentine

22 April 2002

Christian Science Monitor

BUENOS AIRES — Fernando Janeiro fetches a short-barrelled, stockless shotgun from the shelf, breaks the barrel, and hands it to a potential customer. Mr. Janeiro has little need for a fancy sales pitch, as the weapons are selling themselves. The doors have barely closed when the next customer walks in, he says. La Veneziana is one of the most august hunting stores in Buenos Aires. It has provided Argentina's discerning elite with firearms, handguns, and hunting... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 April 2002

Chicago Tribune

A gun-rights group that called on supporters to attend Taste of Chicago with handguns concealed in fanny packs is planning another controversial promotion giving away one handgun a month to a resident of Chicago, where handgun possession is illegal. Concealed Carry Inc., which has the motto saving lives by arming citizens, is planning to start the giveaway in May with a semiautomatic .32-caliber pistol, said John Birch, president of Concealed Carry, based in Oak Brook.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 April 2002

Associated Press

Two Northern Virginia park authorities are proposing to ban firearms from hundreds of parks and recreation centers, a move that would sidestep a recent law passed by the General Assembly. The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority are revising their rules and regulations for the first time in more than 20 years. Regulations already prohibit a park visitor from possessing a firearm unless it is dismantled or contained within a... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 April 2002

Herald Sun (North Carolina)

RALEIGH — The N.C. Child Fatality Task Force may ask the General Assembly to create a central database of people with certain mental problems so that background checks could quickly disqualify them from owning a gun. Also Monday, a subcommittee of the task force said it will look at whether to recommend banning rebirthing therapy, a controversial procedure during which a Durham youngster, Candace Newmaker, died two years ago. The gun database issue pits the desire... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

22 April 2002

ABC News (Australia)

NSW Police could soon expect to be handed more powers on gun control, the state government announced. Premier Bob Carr said Police Minister Michael Costa was working on a package of initiatives to address the increasing problem of handguns on Sydney streets. Today, I've confirmed with the police minister he will bring to me further initiatives to deal with guns, he told reporters in Sydney. He made the announcement shortly after he officially opened the new St George... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 April 2002

Richmond Times Dispatch (Virginia), Editorial

In May, 2000, the Million Mom March drew a crowd of several hundred thousand to Washington's Mall. The marchers came to express their support for gun control. Coverage bordered on the reverential. One of the purposes of the MMM was to put gun control on the national agenda. The timing came as no coincidence. That summer the parties held their nominating conventions. The election occurred in the fall. A funny thing happened between the Million Mom March and Election... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

22 April 2002

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Firearm owners found with unregistered or illegal firearms face heavy fines and jail terms with the end of Victoria's gun amnesty yesterday. More than 40,000 guns were surrendered to Victoria Police for destruction during the amnesty launched in October 1997. A further 225,291 firearms were handed in across the state under the federal gun buy-back scheme. Police and Emergency Services Minister Andre Haermeyer said police took in 2000 guns during the first three... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 April 2002

Associated Press

Counties and cities in California may ban gun shows on their fairgrounds and other government properties, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 6-1 decision upholds the hotly contested banning of weapons at flea markets in Los Angeles and Alameda counties. The ordinances were passed there in 1999 among concerns that gun shows tarred the image of the counties and promoted violence. The decision is expected to set off an avalanche of similar ordinances across the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 April 2002

New York Daily News

Calling for a crackdown on illegal gun trafficking, City Councilman David Yassky unveiled legislation that would establish a code of conduct for gun manufacturers. Under such a code, gunmakers would agree not to do business with any store that sells weapons at gun shows; has sold at least 20 weapons in the past 12 months that were traced to crimes, and refuses to follow a one-gun-a-month sales limit to individuals. In addition, the legislation says gun manufacturers... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 April 2002

Associated Press

Maryland legislators ended their four-year term on April 8 with a mostly liberal voting record that included new gun laws, cigarette-tax increases, an anti-discrimination law to protect homosexuals, and major increases in spending on the environment and education. Lawmakers also expanded voting rights for felons, increased the goal for minority participation in state contracts and expanded collective bargaining rights for workers in the state's colleges and public... (GunPolicy.org)

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