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Gun Policy News, 24 September 2002

États-Unis

24 September 2002

Washington Post, Editorial

Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the Republican candidate for governor of Maryland, may well be correct in saying that some of Maryland's gun-control laws are ineffective or counterproductive. But given his record on gun issues, voters have reason to be skeptical when he starts talking about plans to "review" state laws if he is elected. And the skepticism can only grow when Mr. Ehrlich cites, as programs that need revisiting, two gun safety programs that, if anything, need... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

Philadelphia Intelligencer (Pennsylvania)

A Horsham Police captain is pushing legislators to require pellet-gun manufacturers to produce a product that looks less like a real handgun. HORSHAM — Officer Greg Witmer encountered a juvenile on Maple Avenue two months ago and, if Horsham police Capt. Joseph Repkoe gets his way, their chance meeting will result in new state legislation. When Witmer approached the boy, the child picked up a gun, which had been on the ground next to him. The officer grabbed his own... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

KCRA (San Francisco)

A research group has released the first comprehensive study of handgun sales in California, and the organization describes the results as "groundbreaking." The California Department of Justice tracks the number of guns manufactured and guns involved in crimes. But this is the first study in California that focuses on legal handgun sales, outlining where handguns are sold and who is buying them. Researchers, who are supported by a grant from the David and Lucile... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

Albuquerque Tribune (New Mexico)

Before Albuquerque Public Schools officers carry guns on campus, the Board of Education Policy Committee wants a clear plan on how the district's police force would handle a crisis during school hours. Under the board's current policy, district officers can only carry guns before and after school. The committee in a 2-1 vote Monday recommended that the chief of school police give the board a policy draft on details of how a campus emergency, such as a school shooting,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

National Review (USA)

Being a National Review employee has its perks — intelligent daily discourse, relaxed work environment, good people, WFB parties, etc. But I never imagined NR would put a firearm in my hand. Through connections here, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a free rifle lesson in New York City sponsored by Women on Target. Women on Target is a branch of the National Rifle Association that seeks to educate and train women on the use of guns, specifically for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

Emory Wheel (Atlanta)

History professor Michael Bellesiles has appealed a report from an independent panel that was charged with evaluating his research for his award-winning book on gun culture in America. Bellesiles is the author of Arming America: Origins of a National Gun Culture, which claims that guns were more rare in early America than previously thought. The book's thesis contradicts long-held images of frontier Americans who used guns as indispensable tools and places a different... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

News & Observer (North Carolina)

In the days before the Sept. 10 primary, a radio advertisement sponsored by the North Carolina Medical Privacy Council told listeners to send a message to state Rep. Jennifer Weiss "and other prying politicians," and vote for her Democratic opponent. Weiss, who had co-sponsored a bill that would create a database of mentally incompetent people denied gun permits, had never heard of the council, which had not finished filing its state PAC registration forms or disclosed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pérou

24 September 2002

Associated Press

LIMA, Peru — Insulted by a colleague's alleged comments, a Peruvian congressman wants to settle things the old-fashioned way: with a pistol duel. Independent legislator Eittel Ramos accused David Waisman, Peru's second vice president, of calling him a coward for criticizing comments by first lady Eliane Karp about political parties. "He has branded me a coward. Now he has the chance to prove I'm a coward," Ramos told Radioprogramas radio station Tuesday. "I... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

24 September 2002

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

NAIROBI — The Ugandan government has established a national body to combat the proliferation of illicit small arms into the country. Launched last week, the Ugandan National Focal Point (NFP) is expected to spearhead the development of national policies as well as coordinate national activities aimed at reducing the demand and supply of illegal firearms into the country. Stella Sebiti, who heads the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CECORE) and is a civil society... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

Christian Science Monitor

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — When Chris Machen rides into the backwoods of the West, she takes along a few friends — and a small arsenal of guns for protection. Her husband, on the other hand, remains behind to fight against the gathering force of gun-rights advocates. Bernie Machen, president of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, says he's not antigun. He's just trying to maintain the university's prohibition of guns in the face of a Utah law that allows people... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

Washington Post

The Alabama Republican Party thought it had scored quite a coup last week when Charlton Heston, the actor and National Rifle Association president, took a barnstorming tour with GOP candidates. It was Heston's first campaign trip since his announcement last month that he has symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease, and the buzz in the hunting-obsessed state was palpable. But during the trip, which was paid for by Republicans, Heston found time to get together with... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

24 September 2002

Sydney Morning Herald

The Police Minister, Michael Costa, will consider a gun buy-back scheme in which firearm dealers would buy unregistered weapons from their illegitimate owners. The NSW Firearm Dealers Association yesterday made the proposal, which has previously been suggested by other groups, claiming that owners of unregistered firearms might be more comfortable presenting them to a dealer than police. The association's president, Barry Smith, has written to Mr Costa suggesting the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

Washington Times

The Republican challenger in Alabama's race for governor is accusing the Democratic incumbent of taking advantage of National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston to secure a "suspicious" endorsement from the 77-year-old actor, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The endorsement of scandal-plagued Gov. Donald Siegelman occurred while Mr. Heston was visiting Alabama to campaign for Republicans. However, Mr. Heston's spokesman yesterday defended the... (GunPolicy.org)

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24 September 2002

Dodge Globe (Kansas)

TOPEKA, Kansas — The gubernatorial campaigns of Republican Tim Shallenburger and Democrat Kathleen Sebelius clashed Monday over how many Kansans should be allowed to carry concealed guns. Sebelius said she would allow the state to license retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed guns, while Shallenburger supports proposals to allow most Kansans to carry concealed weapons. Nicole Corcoran-Basso, a spokeswoman for Sebelius, said the Democratic nominee's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 September 2002

Hawk Eye (Idaho)

WEST BURLINGTON, Idaho — Gun advocates were forced to sit silently Monday as a divided city council passed an ordinance barring weapons in municipal buildings. The new ordinance makes it a crime punishable by up to 30 days imprisonment and a $200 fine for an unauthorized person "to carry, possess or display any weapon" or firearm within any structure "owned, leased or otherwise occupied by the city." The measure passed by a 4 to 1 margin, with Councilman Dan Hockett... (GunPolicy.org)

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