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Gun Policy News, 9 December 2002

États-Unis

9 December 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A couple of boys, age 12, 13, or 14 at most, are hanging out at somebody's house when one of them finds an unlocked and loaded gun. They've been taught not to touch it and told, ad nauseam, to leave and tell a grown-up. But curiosity and adrenaline make an intoxicating underage cocktail. And, in the blast of an instant, a buddy barely old enough for fuzz on his jaws has a bloody hole in his head. We hear and read these sickeningly similar circumstances so often we're... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 December 2002

Denver Post (Colorado), Editorial

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just published a long-winded opinion declaring that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution doesn't confer an individual right to "keep and bear arms." The problem with the court's dissertation is that it seems to be totally beside the point. The issue before the court was the validity of an assault-weapons ban enacted by the California cq legislature in 1999. The court's opinion dealt briefly with... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

9 December 2002

Vanguard (Lagos)

About 122,494 rounds of live cartridges and 20 fire arms valued at over N666 million (US$ 5 million, ed.) were intercepted and confiscated from smugglers by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in the first eleven months of the year 2002. This according to the Customs represents a significant increase when compared with 110,283 rounds of live cartridges and 9 fire arms valued at N180 million intercepted between Jan and December 2001. The comptroller general of the Customs... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 December 2002

Daily News (New York)

Allegheny County authorities don't care who you are, what you did or where you're from — they just want your guns. This month, the county is sponsoring its ninth annual Goods for Guns buy-back, attempting to save individuals who could be marred by firearm injury or death. Through education programs and buy-backs, Goods for Guns of Allegheny County Inc. has collected 7,184 operable firearms since its inception in 1994. The non-profit organization, also the nation's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 December 2002

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill to allow Ohioans to carry hidden guns won't pass this year, as far as the House is concerned, but the legislation is proceeding in the Senate, where a vote could take place this week, majority Republicans said Monday. Work continued Monday to recruit supporters, said Sen. Jeff Jacobson, a suburban Dayton Republican who's chairman of the Senate Civil Justice Committee. An amended version of the bill was expected to be introduced Tuesday, he... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

9 December 2002

St Joseph News Press (Missouri)

Fewer gun transactions are being made on Missouri's kitchen tables since federal firearms laws were tightened nearly a decade ago. The 1993 Brady Law and the 1994 federal crime bill put more restrictions on who could buy and sell guns. A waiting period, background check and stricter rules on who can be licensed have been enacted because of the new laws. The laws were aimed at reducing the number of "kitchen-table" gun dealers. These dealers often operate out of their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zimbabwe

9 December 2002

Herald (Zimbabwe)

HARARE — Illegal firearm holders have failed to take advantage of the amnesty granted by President Mugabe in September as no weapons have been surrendered so far, police said yesterday. The clemency order expired last Friday. Police spokesman Inspector Andrew Phiri said in an interview returns from four provinces, Harare, Mashonaland Central, East and West showed that no persons had surrendered illegal firearms to the police. "We thought people in possession of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 December 2002

Reuters

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court upheld California's assault weapons control act on Thursday, ruling that there is no constitutional right for individuals to keep and bear arms, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The 3-0 decision, declaring that the 2nd Amendment protects only the right of states to organize and maintain militias, is at odds with the position of the Bush administration and a decision last year by a federal appeals court in New... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 December 2002

New York Times

The gun store that supplied the rifle used in the Washington-area sniper attacks was allowed to stay in business despite four investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms that found dozens of guns missing and serious violations of federal laws requiring dealers to keep records of weapons they buy and sell, according to court records. The information, contained in an affidavit made public by federal prosecutors in Seattle on Friday, depicts the store's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 December 2002

Wall Street Journal, Opinion

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has given gun-control advocates an early Christmas gift — a comprehensive, historically based argument that undermines an individual's right to own firearms. This is a gift the antigun crowd sorely needed after the revelation that Michael Bellesiles's book "Arming America" — which claimed guns were rare in early America — was a work of slipshod scholarship if not outright fraud. The Ninth Circuit also takes aim at the Fifth... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 December 2002

Baltimore Sun, Opinion

WASHINGTON — Attorney General John Ashcroft's efforts to reshape federal policy on the right to bear arms to conform with the views of the National Rifle Association have run into a legal buzz saw in an exhaustively challenging decision in a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case in California. The decision, upholding a state ban on assault weapons, forcefully rejects Mr. Ashcroft's recent policy declaration that the Second Amendment, contrary to repeated views by... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 December 2002

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Metal detectors and surveillance cameras have sharply reduced weapons and crime at the nation's schools, but a government report says students are more afraid on school grounds than off because of a problem that hasn't changed: the school bully. "Away from school, kids can stay away from their enemy. On campus they can't really escape," said Curt Lavarello, who works with school police officers. Over the years, the percentage of assaults, theft and... (GunPolicy.org)

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