Trouvez des Faits

Prévention de la violence armée, lois sur le contrôle des armes à feu et commerce des armes légères :

Gun Policy News, 5 December 2002

États-Unis

5 December 2002

News Journal (Delaware)

A judge has dismissed Wilmington's lawsuit against the gun industry, saying the city cannot recover police overtime and other costs from firearms manufacturers. The city's 1999 suit claimed the 15 defendants — including prominent handgun makers Smith & Wesson, Colt and Glock — could make their guns safer and distribute them in ways that would prevent them from falling into criminals' hands. City officials asked to recoup more than $1 million spent to investigate... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : News Journal (Delaware)

692

Canada

5 December 2002

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

CALGARY and TORONTO — Some Canadian gun owners say that the multitude of mistakes showing up on federal forms to license and register firearms is accidental. But others suggest that the mistakes are a protest against the registry. The program is mired in controversy and plagued by skyrocketing costs caused in part by the 90-per-cent error rate in the paperwork. Ryan Kidd, who was a candidate for the Christian Heritage Party in north Toronto, said the errors... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Globe & Mail (Toronto)

693

États-Unis

5 December 2002

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Legislation legalizing concealed handguns for most Ohioans was caught yesterday in a political crossfire. While that bill sat, a measure stiffening criminal penalties for those who shoot police officers cleared its final committee hurdle and headed for likely approval today. The timing of the two bills — one broadening access to guns, the other trying to minimize their effects — had some critics calling legislators hypocrites. "The FOP... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)

694

États-Unis

5 December 2002

Tacoma News Tribune (Washington State)

Federal agents scoured Bull's Eye Shooter Supply in Tacoma and shop owner Brian Borgelt's Lakewood home Wednesday, searching for records related to a criminal investigation. Armed with search warrants, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Internal Revenue Service removed boxes full of records related to firearms transactions and federal taxes. A rifle used in the Beltway sniper shootings and linked to sniper suspects John Allen Muhammad and... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Tacoma News Tribune (Washington State)

695

Canada

5 December 2002

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

On the heels of revelations that gun-registry costs have risen 500-fold, the Canadian Alliance is raising new concerns that part of a proposed anti-terror act will be used to harass legitimate gun owners. Opposition justice critic Kevin Sorenson said Thursday that he has mixed feelings about Bill C-17, the Public Safety Act, and is particularly concerned about wording that could revise the Explosives Act to include "inexplosive ammunition components," which he took to... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Globe & Mail (Toronto)

696

Canada

5 December 2002

Edmonton Sun (Alberta)

OTTAWA — A Montreal ad agency under investigation by the RCMP managed $29.3 million in contracts since 1997 for the billion-dollar gun registry. Groupaction Marketing was the agency of record from 1997 to March 2002 for the costly program that has failed to provide Auditor General Sheila Fraser with any information concerning its ballooning $1-billion budget. Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe accused the gun registry of shrouding the size of its advertising... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Edmonton Sun (Alberta)

697

Canada

5 December 2002

Winnipeg News (Manitoba)

OTTAWA — The Justice Department has quietly asked for $72 million more for its firearms registration program — two days after the auditor general slammed the government for its mismanagement and $1 billion in cost overruns. MPs will vote today whether the troubled program should get the additional cash. Several MPs of all political stripes yesterday called for the heads of the two former justice ministers — Allan Rock and Anne McLellan — as punishment for... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Winnipeg News (Manitoba)

698

Canada

5 December 2002

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Jean Chrétien blamed the provinces and gun lobbyists yesterday for massive cost overruns in the federal firearms registry, suggesting their obstruction caused bills to balloon to almost $1-billion. But some Liberal MPs placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of Industry Minister Allan Rock, who was justice minister when the program was launched. They took the unprecedented step of calling for one of their own ministers to resign. With the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Globe & Mail (Toronto)

699

États-Unis

5 December 2002

Peoria Journal Star (Illinois)

PEORIA — Just because you can legally advertise the sale of handguns and rifles in a newspaper doesn't mean you should, a national group told the Journal Star Wednesday. Newspaper classified ads are being used to circumvent federal laws requiring background checks on individuals purchasing guns, said John Johnson, the head of the National Campaign to Close the Newspaper Loophole. The "loophole" is the fact that people can sell firearms without a license and people... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Peoria Journal Star (Illinois)

700

États-Unis

5 December 2002

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Agents from the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms searched a Tacoma gun shop and the store owner's home, teaming up in a new investigation into how a rifle got into the hands of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad. The joint investigation arose from a civil probe during which the ATF sought to determine whether Bull's Eye Shooter Supply had been properly documenting gun sales, Martha Tebbenkamp, an ATF spokeswoman, said... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Associated Press

701

Canada

5 December 2002

Toronto Star (Ontario), Editorial

Straight shooters they're not. But then, they never aimed to be. For seven years, bureaucrats in Canada's justice ministry under Allan Rock, Anne McLellan and now Martin Cauchon have lowballed, denied, hidden and shrugged off the ever-rising cost of setting up a national firearms registry. In 1995 Rock told Canadians it would cost $2 million to register owners and guns. Not even close. Cauchon now guesses $860 million, maybe more. This is not a "cost overrun." It's a... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Toronto Star (Ontario)

702

Canada

5 December 2002

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

TORONTO — The Police Association of Ontario says there are more cost effective ways to "save lives" than the federal government's firearms registry. Bruce Miller, a spokesman for the association, said yesterday it is "far too early" to say if the registry has prevented homicides or other firearms-related deaths, as has been claimed by politicians who created the program. "The amount of money that has been spent on this registry would be better invested in front-line... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

703

Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

5 December 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

The country's future is in jeopardy as a direct result of the anarchy in the Southern Highlands. This is the blunt message Inter-Government Relations Minister Sir Peter Barter told Parliament yesterday. Sir Peter said the impact of anarchy in the province went beyond SHP. He was presenting a situation update on the province which has been torn by election related violence resulting in six of the nine seats losing out in having representatives elected to... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

14991

Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

5 December 2002

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Two deaths, one from an accidental release of a home-made gun trigger and another from a road accident, started the festive season for Lae. A young man from Nipa in Southern Highlands Province died on Sunday after bullets from a home-made gun hit him. Another man had been toying with the home-made gun and accidently released the trigger. Police are still searching for the man who was reported to be from East Sepik Province. In the other incident, a man was killed... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

14992