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Gun Policy News, 6 September 2002

États-Unis

6 September 2002

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A plan to allow all commercial pilots to carry weapons in the cockpit may be scaled back as the airline industry and the Bush administration raise concerns about safety and training. The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to arm pilots after the Bush administration dropped its opposition to the idea. In a letter to two senators, the White House said only pilots who volunteer to carry weapons and receive extensive training should be armed. It also... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 September 2002

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

Gun shop owners want the government to stop making life easy for criminals and start helping retailers protect themselves. Nick Barlas, owner of Nick's Sport Shop on Yonge and Wellesley Sts., said it's the government's tough gun control laws, not robbers, which keep him from defending himself. "They're not protecting me, they're protecting the criminals," he said. Registration laws have gotten stricter on regular gun-toting citizens since Bill C-68 was implemented in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

6 September 2002

BBC News

A former police officer, whose sons were murdered, has called for a halt to the trade in deactivated guns — which can easily be turned into live-firing weapons. Steve Walker's sons, Andrew, 26, and his half-brother Alex Woodcraft, 17, were found shot dead at a flat in Lincoln in August. They had been murdered by Jeremy Earls, 34, who used an Israeli-made Uzi nine-millimetre gun — which he bought legally as a deactivated model and then restored to full working... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

6 September 2002

Evening Standard (London)

A judge has called for tighter gun laws after jailing a schoolboy who killed his close friend when an airgun prank went tragically wrong. Matthew Sheffield, 14, was shot in the head by Daryl Allison as they larked around in the garden of Allison's home. Matthew died when the pellet from the powerful .22 gun lodged in his brain. Yesterday Allison, now 15 but who was 13 at the time, was sentenced to two years in a young offenders institute after he was found guilty of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 September 2002

Ontario Star

A massive manhunt is under way after as many as six masked suspects tore through a Vaughan sporting goods store, smashing glass display cases, stealing 75 handguns, then shooting an employee in the head before fleeing the scene in a brazen morning robbery. Ontario Sporting Supplies employee John Fullerton was rushed to Sunnybrook hospital after the shooting yesterday morning and immediately taken into surgery. The 39-year-old, who was well-known in the gun community,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

6 September 2002

Evening News (UK), Editorial

Getting more than 200 guns off the streets in the recent amnesty is a great result for the police and the Lothians. Some may scoff at a huge police effort being put into an operation aimed at airguns and replica weapons — but they do pose an enormous danger. Only recently in the News we have reported cases where a parking attendant was shot in the face with an airgun, narrowly missing his eye, a young woman shot as she walked home in a city street and a young girl... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

6 September 2002

Reuters

LONDON — British police will set up armed checkpoints on the streets of London to crack down on drug-related gun crime, the Independent newspaper said on Saturday. Though occasionally used to protect perceived terrorist targets, such roadblocks are rarely used in the fight against street crime, which is currently soaring, fueled in part by the lucrative trade in hard drugs. Commander Brian Moore of Lambeth in south London unveiled the plan on Friday during a meeting... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

6 September 2002

Evening News (UK)

More than 200 guns have been cleared from the streets after they were handed in to police stations across the Lothians during a two month-long amnesty. Although the amnesty was meant to rid the area of air rifles and fake weapons, scores of real and potentially-lethal shotguns, rifles and handguns have also been recovered. The haul — an average of more than three a day — included an adapted pistol which someone had tried to convert into a fully-functioning handgun... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 September 2002

Detroit Free Press

Police and community advocates hope people see this as a deal they can't pass up: Turn in a gun and get $50 in gift certificates for groceries and gas. It will be a 1-day special, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Detroit Police 7th (Mack) Precinct. Anyone from anywhere who brings in an unloaded gun to the precinct at 3300 Mack Ave. will receive a $25 certificate for gas and a $25 certificate for groceries, redeemable at several local businesses. Complete amnesty... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

6 September 2002

BBC News

Police are warning that people carrying replica weapons run the risk of being shot and killed by armed officers. The caution was issued by Lothian and Borders Police as they revealed that 201 real and fake guns were handed in during their two-month amnesty. Among them were a German WWII German Luger pistol, a Colt 45 gun and a 9mm Magnum. Assistant chief constable Ian Dickinson said: "Our aim was to get as many of these weapons off the streets as possible before a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suède,Danemark,Norvège

6 September 2002

Agence France Presse

STOCKHOLM — Scandinavian airline pilots including those working for Nordic carrier SAS are opposed to carrying guns in the cockpit as an anti-terrorism measure, their representatives said on Friday. The statement by the Swedish and Danish pilots' associations was a reaction to the US Senate's overwhelming vote on Thursday giving airline pilots the right to carry firearms to do battle with would-be hijackers. "That may be America's chosen solution to security... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 September 2002

Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

The Ohio Supreme Court will have the final say in a dispute over whether ordinary citizens should be allowed to carry concealed weapons. The state's high court agreed Wednesday to hear arguments in the case, which began two years ago when four Hamilton County residents sued for the right to carry concealed guns. The four claimed an Ohio law forbidding concealed weapons was unconstitutional because they needed the guns for self-defense. A Hamilton County judge and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 September 2002

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

WOODBRIDGE — Police have launched a dragnet for at least six bandits who fired — without provocation — a sawed-off shotgun during a firearms heist yesterday morning, critically injuring a gun shop employee . The 39-year-old man remains in critical condition following surgery at Sunnybrook hospital to his wound to the back of the head. A second employee suffered minor injuries to a wrist from pellets in the 10:25 a.m. theft of between 75 and 85 handguns from... (GunPolicy.org)

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