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Gun Policy News, 10 December 2002

Chine,Nations Unies

10 December 2002

People's Daily (China)

China recently signed The Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime or the Firearms Protocol for short. The negotiation of the Firearms Protocol, which commenced in Vienna in October 1999, spanned nearly a year and a half. In May last year, the Protocol was open for signature at the UN Headquarters in New York.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

10 December 2002

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

A prominent criminologist has slammed a claim from Industry Minister Allan Rock that the controversial gun registry will save 1,240 lives in a decade. Mr. Rock — who introduced the registry when he was justice minister seven years ago — spent much of last week defending the program and its billion-dollar cost overrun revealed last week by Auditor-General Sheila Fraser. At one point, he said the registry had saved 300 lives a year. In Vancouver last Friday, he... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2002

New York Times

Asked to make split-second decisions about whether black or white male figures in a video game were holding guns, people were more likely to conclude mistakenly that the black men were armed and to shoot them, a series of new studies reports. The subjects in the studies, who were instructed to shoot only when the human targets in the game were armed, made more errors when confronted by images of black men carrying objects like cellphones or cameras than when faced with... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2002

Wired

Each week Joe McBride's Austin, Texas, gun shop performs some 400 instant background checks on prospective gun buyers, but McBride can't say for sure if the customers walking out the door with a new firearm are law abiding. Since the creation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check, or NICS, administered by the FBI to screen firearm sales, 10,000 people forbidden from owning guns have obtained them despite FBI screenings, according to the Bureau of Alcohol... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

10 December 2002

Daily News (South Africa)

Hospitals in South Africa are spending half their budgets on treating violence-related injuries and Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has described it as a "sickening" trend. The cost of violence to the economy and the health services in this country was "huge", said Tshabalala-Msimang, who felt that there were many other health problems that needed these funds. Speaking at a ceremony at Ezingolweni, near Port Shepstone — where she received a world report on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

10 December 2002

Canadian Press

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The federal government's embattled gun registry took another bullet Tuesday when a Nunavut judge granted an injunction exempting 23,000 Inuit from most of its provisions at least until early next year. "We are happy that come Jan. 1, 2003, when we go out hunting we are not going to worry about breaking the law," said James Eetoolook of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the organization that oversees the Nunavut land claim agreement. Nunavut Tunngavik has... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

10 December 2002

Globe & Mail (Toronto), Editorial

On Dec. 6, 1989, a crazed gunman slaughtered 14 female engineering students in Montreal. The 13th anniversary of this tragedy could not have been better timed. Facing heavy fire over their billion-dollar gun registry fiasco, the federal Liberals shamelessly took cover behind the bodies of the victims. Justice Minister Martin Cauchon found time to drop in on a Dec. 6 memorial service attended by grieving relatives. Former justice minister Anne McLellan accused the nasty... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

10 December 2002

National Post (Toronto)

OTTAWA — Firearm deaths began a steady decline after the former Conservative government tightened federal gun laws in 1991, nearly a decade before the Chrétien government's controversial gun-control program took effect. The absolute number of all firearm deaths, including suicides, accidents and murders, dropped from 1,444 in 1991 to 1,006 in 1999, the latest year for which figures are available, according to information Statistics Canada collected from provincial... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2002

Western Nevada Union (Nevada)

Saying Nevada County doesn't need the controversy, the organizer for the county fairgrounds' annual gun show withdrew his bid Monday to hold another show this winter. Larry Urrutia's withdrawal spared an anticipated debate at tonight's meeting before the Fair Board, which was set to decide on a proposed gun show contract. The move also staved off an anticipated debate on firearms and the show, which was proposed for Feb. 8-9. Urrutia, a Colusa County rice farmer who's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2002

San Jose Mercury News (California), Editorial

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a full-throated challenge to Attorney General John Ashcroft's view of the Second Amendment. The Department of Justice, in a recent filing, and the Texas-based 5th Circuit, in a landmark decision, assert that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual's right to own guns. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit argues, in a unanimous decision, that it doesn't. If Ashcroft's view were to win out, dozens of rational... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2002

Tucson Citizen (Arizona)

The City Council may not enforce a gun control policy it went to court to defend. Council members voted 4-3 yesterday to ask city staff members to figure out a workable plan to enforce background checks by unlicensed gun sellers at the Tucson Convention Center. The staff has 90 days to find a way for individuals trying to sell a gun or two at TCC to do a background check on buyers, given these sellers don't have access to technology needed to do the check. Without a... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2002

Washington Post

The homicide rate for U.S. infants is now virtually equal to the murder rate for teenagers, according to a new analysis of government data that revealed a surprising demographic milestone. A slow, 30-year rise in the infanticide rate, coupled with a sharp — and more widely reported — drop in teen homicides, means the two groups are now being murdered at almost equal rates, according to the study's director, Brett Brown, databank supervisor for Child Trends, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

10 December 2002

Windsor Star (Ontario)

The nation's gun owners smell blood and are stepping up the campaign to kill Bill C-68, the federal government's controversial gun registration legislation. Last week's revelation by the auditor general that a gun registry program supposed to cost $2 million to implement will actually cost $1 billion by 2005 is music to the ears of organizations like LUFA, whose founder was in Windsor to drum up support for a civil disobedience campaign. Local LUFA chapter president... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2002

Los Angeles Daily News

Two gun stores, including one in Van Nuys, have been penalized by a unit formed by the City Attorney's Office to target illegal gun sales, officials said Tuesday. Gun World, 16140 Cohasset St., Van Nuys, sold four guns that were not certified as safe for sale, and the owner has agreed to surrender his city weapons permit and pay $1,350 in fines, officials said. The shop will remain open as a shooting range. Western Gun Shop, 525 South Western Ave., Los Angeles, sold... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2002

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Federal agencies first, not the courts, should decide whether convicted felons can regain their rights to own guns, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday. Felons are barred from carrying guns after their release from prison, but they can ask the government for an exception. The ruling clarified how the procedures work in such cases. The case involved Texas gun dealer Thomas Bean, who was convicted in a Mexican court of importing ammunition... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2002

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday shut the door on felons going straight to court to get their gun rights restored, leaving no options for people who claim a conviction shouldn't stop them from being a gun owner. The justices ruled unanimously that felons must go through a federal agency. That agency, however, has been banned by Congress since 1992 from processing requests. Federal law prohibits felons from carrying guns, but they can ask the government for... (GunPolicy.org)

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