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Gun Policy News, 1 October 2002

États-Unis

1 October 2002

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, California — Gov. Gray Davis found himself free to begin his re-election campaign in earnest Tuesday, as a new poll showed him increasing his lead over Republican Bill Simon. He completed action late Monday on hundreds of bills sent to him by lawmakers this year, using some of his late decisions to distance himself from Simon's charges — repeated Tuesday — that Davis has put the governor's office up for sale to the highest bidder. While Davis rested... (GunPolicy.org)

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Corée du Sud

1 October 2002

Korea Herald

The number of people caught for possessing or using small arms illegally is rising steadily, a police report said yesterday. Blaming the increase on the country's lax gun control, analysts stressed that police should lose no time in presenting a proper set of measures. A total of 346 people were arrested for holding illegal firearms and killing or injuring people with them in the first seven months of this year, and the figure is expected to rise to 700 by year's end,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 October 2002

Massachusetts News

Jim Wallace remembers the implementation of the Bartley-Fox law in Massachusetts in the 1970s which imposed a mandatory one-year term in prison for carrying a gun without a permit. "I was just a kid," Wallace told MassNews, "but I remember that they ran ads all over the place. You couldn't turn around without seeing something about this new law. We knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that if we possessed a gun illegally we would be standing in front of a judge and sent... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 October 2002

Massachusetts News

Alec Costerus knows about gun battles. He's been involved in a legal battle with the Town of Concord over his personal gun ownership for quite some time. He's hoping to take his case to the top court in the land. Costerus applied to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, but as he put it, "I submitted my Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in July. The Court sent it back as my format did not comply in 100% of the requirements. I am reprinting the 40... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 October 2002

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

Gun control has clearly receded as an issue in the 2002 mid-term elections, but it is far from dormant. As the New York Times reported in a Sept. 27 front-page story about Congressional races, "Democrats have failed so far to realize their hopes of galvanizing voters nationally with domestic issues … perhaps because of the domination of news about Iraq." Coupled with the fact that most of the contested races are occurring in rural areas, where gun control is often... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nations Unies

1 October 2002

Asia Times (Hong Kong)

NEW YORK — Alarmed at the widespread proliferation of small arms, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has asked the Security Council to find ways to enable countries to trace more than 255 million illicit light weapons freely available on the black market. "The spread of illicit small arms and light weapons is a global threat to human security and human rights," Annan said in a report. Warning of the dangers of proliferation, he said that there were an... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 October 2002

Kalamazoo Gazette (Michigan)

Two teenagers in possession of an unregistered gun found out how dangerous playing with firearms can be. A 15-year-old was shot in the stomach/chest area after his friend, Wilberto Ponce, 17, had been handling the gun, which discharged accidentally, said Wyoming Police Sgt. Steve Grunewald. The incident occurred at 1314 Chicago Drive, according to police. Police received a call around 5 p.m. on Sept. 17 and initially the two teens said they had been riding bikes along... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 October 2002

Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

The heavy artillery of the gun-ownership lobby threw its support Monday behind U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, even though he and opponent Tom Strickland have voiced little difference on gun-ownership issues in this campaign. Allard was endorsed Monday by the National Rifle Association. The NRA also backed Allard, a Republican, in his successful initial run for the Senate in 1996, when he ran against Strickland, a Democrat. The NRA has played a big part in boosting Allard's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

1 October 2002

Kyodo News

TOKYO — Tokyo police on Tuesday integrated their firearms and drug control sections as part of restructuring aimed at stepping up ways to combat organized crime, which is becoming more complex and diverse, the police said. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) also created sections for dealing with organized crime in 96 of the 101 police stations in Tokyo to prepare for the establishment next spring of a bureau at the headquarters to deal with gangland... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 October 2002

Los Angeles Times

The National Rifle Assn. on Monday announced its endorsement of Republican Bill Simon Jr. for governor, saying "we will do everything we can" to defeat the Democratic incumbent, Gray Davis. The NRA endorsement could help Simon solidify his conservative base, but it complicates his efforts to appeal to moderates — particularly women and suburbanites — whose votes he needs to beat Davis. The governor has showcased his support for gun control in television ads that... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 October 2002

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers should agree to build a nationwide research network and consider restricting access to guns in an effort to lower the nation's suicide rate, a federal panel recommended Tuesday. Experts said that the nation has paid scant attention to understanding and preventing suicides even though they outnumber homicides by nearly 42%. Approximately 29,500 Americans died from suicide versus 17,000 from homicide in 1999, according to the National Center for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 October 2002

News Journal (Delaware), Opinion

A pair of newspaper articles last week illustrated two unfortunate trends concerning guns. The first noted that Delaware has seen a 21 percent decline in hunting licenses over the past 20 years. The other reported that of the 182 shootings in the city of Wilmington between Jan. 1, 1999, and March 31, 2002, 94 percent were committed with handguns. At first glance, there might not seem to be much connection between the two. But both help illustrate how American... (GunPolicy.org)

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