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Gun Policy News, 30 September 2002

États-Unis

30 September 2002

Newsday (New York)

A Bronx man died yesterday after he accidentally shot himself with an unlicensed gun while he was adjusting it in his waistband, police said. Michael George O'Brien Bent, 30, of Paulding Avenue in the Pelham Parkway section was in his car with his 28-year-old girlfriend when he shot himself in the leg and bled to death, police said. Bent was in a parking lot at 3316 Boston Rd. about 3:30 a.m., preparing to get out of his 1992 Honda Accord to have dinner when he shot... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 September 2002

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

A gun in the home of older adults means a greater risk of suicide, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Yeates Conwell of the University of Rochester (NY) interviewed family and caretakers of those who committed suicide, as well as demographically matched individuals for comparison. Subjects were from two urban and suburban counties in western New York. He answered questions about his research for Join Together. Join... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 September 2002

New York Times

A letter from a federal firearms agent urging a gun manufacturer to help track the illegal use of its weapons has become crucial evidence in a lawsuit by 12 California cities and counties against the gun industry. The letter, sent in 2000, suggested that Taurus International Manufacturing, of Miami, install a government computer to help determine whether dealers are helping criminals obtain firearms. "If your corporation determines that there is an unusually high... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 September 2002

Newsday (New York)

It was a low point in the life of the subway, with riders driven away in record numbers by unsafe and unsavory conditions underground. Back in 1981, Richard Ravitch was chairman of the deficit-ridden Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A token cost 75 cents and the MTA wanted more money from riders, who literally risked their lives taking trains during off-peak hours. On a Monday night that April, the phone rang at Ravitch's home. "You'd better not raise the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 September 2002

New Jersey Herald

Sen. Robert Littell, R-Sussex, will vote against a bill written and co-sponsored by both the Democratic and Republican Senate presidents mandating the sale of firearms equipped with "smart" gun technology. "I oppose the bill and I will vote against it," said Littell on Sunday. "The legislation would require only one manufacturer to sell handguns in the state. And the people who support this bill believe all the guns purchased in New Jersey are purchased here." The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

30 September 2002

Reuters

The proliferation of small arms in Kenya is getting out of control and has become a headache for Kenyan authorities. Scores of pastoralists in the north have already been killed as a result of the small-arms spill-over from neighbouring countries. Russians Kalachnikovs, Chinese AK-47, German G3, and American handguns are just some of the 6000 weapons confiscated by the Kenyan police in the past 10 years. This haul is only a small proportion of the thousands of deadly... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 September 2002

Newsday (New York)

They had juice, but who knew how much? Some of the most recognizable names in former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's inner circle were granted police permits to carry arms even as the number of handgun licenses issued by the city dropped nearly a quarter from the start of his administration, according to NYPD documents obtained by Newsday. The one-time mayoral aides appear on a shrinking list of licensees. Nearly 30,000 carry permits were on the books in 1981; as of Aug. 31,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 September 2002

WJXT News4Jax.com (Florida)

Three state employees were shot — one fatally — just before 9 a.m. today in an office building at Riverside Avenue and Lomax. Police say 53-year-old Wayne Horowitz carried a handgun walked into the state Heatlh Department Radiation Control office on the second floor of the Riverside Building and began shooting. Jacksonville Fire-Rescue told Channel 4 that two men were transported to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds. Philip Thoma,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 September 2002

Associated Press

TRENTON, New Jersey — The Senate failed to vote on legislation Monday that would prevent new handguns from being sold in the state without a user recognition capability three years after the technology is commercially available. So-called "smart gun" technology allows only recognized users to fire handguns. The childproof handgun bill has passed the Senate in previous sessions but was not considered in the Assembly. The legislation was amended and is expected to be... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 September 2002

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

TUCSON, Arizona — A Tucson woman was fatally shot in a bar Sunday afternoon after a gun she was handing to another person accidentally went off, Tucson police said. Lori R. Walker, who police said was 35, died from a single gunshot wound at about 2:45 p.m. at Nevada Smith's Saloon, 1175 W. Miracle Mile. She was shot apparently as she tried to show another bar patron her gun, police said. According to Pancho Zuern, 70, who was sitting on a stool next to Walker, she... (GunPolicy.org)

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