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Gun Policy News, 29 October 2002

États-Unis

29 October 2002

Independent (UK)

A failing student killed three of his teachers at a nursing school in Tucson, Arizona, yesterday, shooting one in her office and the other two in an examination hall in front of terrified students. Robert Flores, 41, shot the first professor in a second-floor office, then walked calmly into the exam room on the fourth floor of the University of Arizona's School of Nursing and shot two more professors three times each. One woman who was in the exam room, Mabel... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

29 October 2002

Australian (Sydney)

An amnesty to allow illegal firearms to be surrendered or licensed will be introduced in Queensland Parliament today as part of stronger measures to ensure community safety. The amnesty encourages gun owners to surrender their weapon or obtain a gun licence without fear of being prosecuted. A similar amnesty in NSW last year netted 72,000 firearms in six months. The new laws, which include greater police inspection powers at schools, are separate to a handgun buyback... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

29 October 2002

Age (Melbourne)

CANBERRA — Doctors and psychiatrists have attacked the Federal Government's proposal to force them to report concerns about the behaviour of gun-owning patients. Health professionals said it could prevent people with mental health problems seeking treatment. The option is part of a 13-point plan presented by Prime Minister John Howard to crack down on handguns and related crime. Victorian Premier Steve Bracks also wants police ministers meeting next week in Darwin... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

29 October 2002

News.com.au (Australia)

Police will be given new powers to enter public and private schools in Queensland to hunt for knives and other weapons in students' belongings. State Cabinet yesterday backed the new powers and cleared the way for a tightening of gun-control laws. An amnesty will be declared to allow the surrender of illegal firearms and gun users will have their licences suspended if they are involved in crime or domestic violence. Although the amnesty had been foreshadowed, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 October 2002

Emory Wheel (Atlanta)

Professor of History Michael Bellesiles resigned from the University Friday, bringing an end to an unprecedented eight-month investigation into an Emory professor's research. The resignation was announced along with a damning report from an outside investigative committee charged with evaluating Bellesiles' scholarship. Bellesiles is the author of Arming America: Origins of a National Gun Culture, which challenges the long-held belief that early Americans depended... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 October 2002

New York Times

TACOMA, Washington — Upstairs above his gun shop and behind a door marked "Employees Only," Brian Borgelt huddled today at a laptop computer on a desk piled high with paperwork. Mr. Borgelt, the owner of Bull's Eye Shooter Supply, flipped through a wad of business cards from journalists. Outside in the parking lot, television cameras were fixed on the store's entrance. Mr. Borgelt's eyes were heavy and his manner abrupt. He was not enjoying the attention that came... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

29 October 2002

ABC News (Australia)

The federal and state governments are proposing a buy-back scheme following this week's fatal shootings at Monash University. At a special emergency meeting yesterday, the groups voted to form the Combined Firearms Council of Victoria. Council secretary David Barton says the plan is to target marginal seats in the state election. "There's a huge amount of enthusiasm, there's a huge amount of good will there's a huge amount of interest in pursuing this," he said. "We... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 October 2002

Detroit News

The nation's 4,000 ranges came under fire last year in a report by the Washington, D.C-based Violence Policy Center for claims that gun ranges poison thousands of children and adults annually from lead in gun residue. Since 1997, Michigan has investigated 10 gun ranges, clubs and shops because of lead concerns. A hundred state residents tested positive for high levels of lead at gun ranges, and officials believe numbers will increase because of lack of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 October 2002

Emory Wheel (Atlanta)

The report of the outside investigation committee: "Also relevant to the construction of Table One is Professor Bellesiles' use or non-use of data collected by Alice Hanson Jones in her three-volume study of wealth in 1774 in the British colonies in North America. In his Journal of American History essay, he says that he became interested in the topic of gun culture while 'studying county probate records (inventories of property after a death)' for another project. In... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

29 October 2002

Toronto Star (Ontario)

Toronto police Chief Julian Fantino is calling on community leaders and citizens to join forces to stop a wave of gun violence that left four people dead and at least five wounded over the weekend. As city homicide detectives looked for possible links between the killings of two men shot to death at west-end nightclubs, Fantino told a news conference there is at least one common thread to the spate of violence — the proliferation of guns, drugs and gangs. But... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 October 2002

Los Angeles Times

TUCSON, Arizona — A failing student gunned down and killed three of his nursing professors at the University of Arizona on Monday morning, calmly opening fire on two of them in front of a roomful of horrified exam-takers, police said. The gunman then ordered the students out of the classroom and committed suicide. More than 20 students witnessed two of the shootings, some of them hiding under desks while others fled the fourth-floor classroom, screaming and sobbing,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 October 2002

Associated Press

TUCSON, Arizona — A student flunking out of the University of Arizona nursing school shot three of his professors to death Monday, then killed himself as dozens of terrified students rushed to get away. Police said Robert Flores Jr., 41, specifically targeted the instructors, killing one in her office on the second floor and shooting the others in a fourth-floor classroom as students dove for cover. Flores walked to the front of the classroom and shot the first... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 October 2002

Los Angeles Times

WINDHAM, Maine — Bookstore owner Barbara Ochse sounded half-rueful, half-relieved as she said that nothing of major consequence ever happens here. Well, she reconsidered, "Maybe every once in a while, Stephen King might mention Windham in a book." But this placid community north of Portland emerged from obscurity Friday with word that the weapon used to shoot 13 people in the Washington, D.C., area was manufactured at the Bushmaster Firearms Co. here. A hamlet that... (GunPolicy.org)

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