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Gun Policy News, 7 August 2002

États-Unis

7 August 2002

Associated Press

ATLANTA — An antique .38-caliber pistol accidentally discharged as it was being handled by Rep. Bob Barr during a reception in his honor. The bullet hit a glass door, and no one was hurt. Georgia lobbyist Bruce Widener said Tuesday that he had removed the magazine from his 1908 Colt but did not clear the chamber before handing the weapon to Barr, a board member of the National Rifle Association. Widener said "one of us hit the trigger" just as he gave Barr the gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 August 2002

Hampton Roads Daily Press (Virginia)

Gun owners are lobbying Attorney General Jerry Kilgore to help them win authority to carry concealed weapons into state parks. State regulations prohibit guns from Virginia's 34 state-owned parks, except in a few areas where hunting is allowed. Philip Van Cleave, the president of the Virginia Citizen Defense League, said it's understandable to restrict hunting, but campers and hikers should be able to carry concealed weapons in case they need to defend themselves from... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 August 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

It was just a gunshot among friends. The campaign of Bob Barr acknowledged Tuesday that an antique .38-caliber pistol accidentally discharged as it passed between the congressman and the host of a neighborhood reception in north Fulton County. No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred Friday evening with a small group of people in the basement of Bruce Widener, a Barr supporter and local lobbyist. The only casualty was a glass door, he said. "Nobody was in any... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie

7 August 2002

Moscow Times

MAKHACHKALA, Dagestan — Three years ago, Alil Ibragimov paid 13,500 hard-earned rubles ($550 at the time) for a Kalashnikov assault rifle on the Dagestani black market. He says he did so in response to a request by the Dagestani authorities for civilians to arm themselves against Chechen militants. In June, however, the same Dagestani authorities took Ibragimov's gun away without any compensation as part of a drive to get the weapons back. The move left Ibragimov... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 August 2002

San Francisco Bay Guardian

Michael Frattini allegedly pistol-whipped a man outside a Tenderloin restaurant; he spent one night in jail. His friend Willie Beasley took the gun away and threw it in the street; he's going to prison for almost four years. The Operation Triggerlock story. Just before lunchtime on May 20, 2001, the manager of Original Joe's in the Tenderloin called 911 to report that a fight had broken out on the street outside his restaurant. His customers were panicking because they... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada,États-Unis

7 August 2002

National Post (Toronto), Opinion

NEW YORK — Memo to Glenn Fine, inspector general, U.S. Department of Justice; re. the lost guns: I have them. Well, not all of them. After all, 775 weapons lost by various agencies, including the beleaguered Federal Bureau of Investigation, between late 1999 and last January, is a lot of firepower. I only have most of them, the Glocks and Uzis and a few crates of Street Sweepers. I also have most of the 400 laptop computers misplaced by the agencies during the same... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 August 2002

Reuters Health

NEW YORK — Potential gun buyers should not look to gun dealers for information on safe storage of firearms, new study findings suggest. "It seems unlikely that gun sellers would readily provide information that might discourage handgun purchase," write lead study author Dr. Sandra M. Sanguino of Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and her colleagues. "However, it also seems evident that the point of sale represents an opportunity for the distribution of safety... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 August 2002

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO — A proposed constitutional amendment to levy a nickel tax on every bullet sold in California won't be considered this year, meaning the first-in-the-nation measure wouldn't reach voters until at least 2004. The measure cleared one Senate committee, but was pulled from consideration Wednesday before it was to be heard in a second committee. Sen. Don Perata, D-Oakland, ran out of time to get it on this November's ballot, said Erin Niemela, his chief of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

7 August 2002

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

The influx of illegal firearms into Nairobi is on the rise, police revealed yesterday. The use of guns in all the robberies was an indication gun running had shot up, they disclosed. Nairobi provincial police chief Stephen Kimenchu said: "Fighting crime should be the concern of everyone. Unlike in the past, we have established there is the use of guns in every robbery reported." The officer was speaking at the Nairobi provincial police headquarters when he displayed... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 August 2002

Scripps Howard News Service (USA), Opinion

The way I figure it, antique stores are bad for the public. I don't have any way of proving that. But that's how I feel, and therefore I think Congress should pass legislation complicating sales and threatening store owners with stiff penalties if they don't comply with lots of stuff that's hard to comply with. I know this may make the stores go out of business, but, well, that's fine with me. Actually, it's not, and actually, I don't feel that way at all. I like... (GunPolicy.org)

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