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Gun Policy News, 12 December 2002

Canada

12 December 2002

CBC News (Canada)

CALGARY — A plan to scale back the controversial federal gun registry is frustrating Albertans on both sides of the debate happy. On Thursday, Justice Minister Martin Cauchon froze funding for the registry, which the auditor general reported could cost up to $1 billion by 2005. Cauchon said the program will continue to operate at a minimum level. Last week, a request for an additional $72 million to operate the gun registry was withdrawn before the House of Commons... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

12 December 2002

National Review (USA), Opinion

Effusively praised by President Clinton, Canada's gun-control laws are in a state of crisis, threatening the political future of many Liberal party politicians. Introduced in 1995 with a promised net cost of $2 million dollars (Canadian), the nation's gun registry is going to cost over a billion dollars, according to a new report from the auditor general. The report details pervasive malfeasance by the Liberal administration. Now, many Canadians who have no personal... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 December 2002

Los Angeles Times

GLENDALE, California — A bill by Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) is designed to give police another way to track down people who commit violent crimes with a gun. SB35 would require manufacturers and importers to collect and record ballistic fingerprint information — the markings scratched into a bullet as it travels through a gun's barrel — for firearms made and sold in California. The objective is to trace the bullet from a crime scene back to the gun from which... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

12 December 2002

Age (Melbourne)

Gun dealers may impose a 1 per cent levy on all firearm sales to build a fighting fund to seek government compensation for the loss of business arising from a national handgun ban. Gun dealers said they were angry at the increased scope of the gun ban deal struck last week by Prime Minister John Howard and state leaders and had already suffered a severe loss of trade. National Dealers and Traders Council president Neville Sayers said gun dealers wanted compensation... (GunPolicy.org)

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Viet Nam

12 December 2002

South African Press Assocation / SAPA

HANOI, Vietnam — A 13-year-old boy fatally shot his younger sister in the head in southern Vietnam because she refused to eat her lunch, local police said Friday. Pham Quoc Khan was home alone with his 11-year-old sister, Cuong, on Wednesday, as they often were while their parents worked on their shrimp farm. Khanh cooked lunch after school for his sister while she watched her favourite video. When he called her to come and eat, she ignored him and continued... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 December 2002

Reuters

LOS ANGELES — "Bowling for Columbine," about gun culture in America, gained momentum on Thursday as it rolls toward the Oscars, racking up the honor of best documentary of all time from the International Documentary Association. Director Michael Moore also had the No. 3 nonfiction film on the list with his 1989 title, "Roger & Me," in which he took on automaker General Motors Corp. and its then-Chief Executive Roger Smith over a plant closure at Flint, Michigan that... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jordanie,Asie occidentale

12 December 2002

San Francisco Chronicle

MAAN, Jordan — Jordan is America's key ally in the Arab world, a member of the U.S.-led coalition to fight terror and a friendly neighbor of Israel. But it is also a major transit route for weapons smugglers who arm the intifada that has been bleeding Israel for more than two years. Since August, Jordanian law enforcement has arrested at least eight suspected gunrunners from Iraq to the Palestinian territories and convicted four more. Jordan's military court said it... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

12 December 2002

CBC News (Canada)

OTTAWA — The federal government, under pressure for overspending on the national gun registry, says it's going to scale back the program for the foreseeable future. Justice Minister Martin Cauchon told Parliament on Thursday that he will freeze spending. He said the program will continue to operate but at a minimum level. But Cauchon did not explain how the registry can keep going after he withdrew a request for another $72 million in operating funds. "We are... (GunPolicy.org)

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