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Gun Policy News, 8 December 2002

Canada

8 December 2002

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

Allan Rock accused leadership rival Paul Martin yesterday of "playing into the hands of the gun lobby" by refusing to unequivocally support continuation of the Liberals' controversial gun registry. "It seems to me that hedging at this point on that issue is unacceptable," Mr. Rock, the industry minister, said in a telephone interview. "At this time when the gun lobby and the Alliance are attacking the law itself, it's time to stand up and say that we're not going to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

8 December 2002

Edmonton Journal (Alberta)

Desperate gun owners are calling the Wild West Shooting Centre at West Edmonton Mall, pleading for help with registering their weapons before a looming Dec. 31 deadline. "We probably get 30 to 40 calls a day," Wild West's co-owner Flora Kupsch said Saturday. "Everybody is angry." Roughly 900,000 Canadians face fines or possible jail sentences if they don't register by the end of December, according to testimony to a recent Senate committee in Ottawa, where angry... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

8 December 2002

Daily News (Canada)

Jim Hill won't lift a finger to help correct mistakes made by the troubled national firearms registry. The 53-year-old former Mountie owns several guns for hunting. But when he got a registration certificate in the mail this year mistakenly saying one was a bolt-action shotgun, he just tossed the document aside. "The whole thing is a joke — it's an error-ridden registry," said Hill, who lives near Waverley. "I've never seen this firearm in my life." Hill's protest... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

8 December 2002

San Francisco Chronicle

On a Saturday evening in June, a guy in his 30s, with fashionably cut black hair, flagged a taxi outside La Barca Restaurant on Lombard Street. "My dad opened that restaurant in 1963," Vance Bernard said to the cabbie, a big, fleshy woman with a frequently employed laugh somewhere between a cackle and a roar. Her name was Ruach Graffis, but Vance didn't know that. "Did you know," she said, "that your restaurant was in a book? 'Double Play' by Mike Weiss, about the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

8 December 2002

Syracuse Post Standard (New York)

Syracuse police have at least 400 handguns, some recovered three years ago, that they have not yet traced — a method proven successful last week in cracking a major gun trafficking ring. Chief Dennis DuVal acknowledged the department hasn't been aggressively tracing the origin of crime guns. "There was confusion there for a while, and now we're changing things," DuVal said Wednesday after a news conference on a massive joint federal-city investigation into 70 guns... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

8 December 2002

San Francisco Chronicle

Take the nation's most provocatively liberal federal judge, Stephen Reinhardt. Add one of the U.S. Constitution's murkiest and most controversial provisions, the Second Amendment. Throw in a simmering legal and political debate, joined by a pro-gun attorney general, John Ashcroft. It's a formula for an explosive new ruling on firearm regulation, issued by the nation's largest and most willful federal appeals court, based in San Francisco. And it could spur the U.S.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

8 December 2002

Washington Times, Opinion

There's a problem in the land, or so said the so-called reformers. Powerful organizations, they told us, are taking over our politics. They are drowning out the voice of the people. Democracy is in peril unless we can reconstitute our campaign finance laws to shut these organizations up when elections draw nigh. Need an example? They had one they loved to trot out — the National Rifle Association. There are many problems with the analysis. One is that the First... (GunPolicy.org)

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