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Gun Policy News, 26 December 2002

États-Unis

26 December 2002

Associated Press

DETROIT — The number of children killed in Michigan's largest city has doubled this year, and officials say they're working to keep 2003 from seeing a repetition. Detroit is projected to finish the year with a child homicide rate higher than that of Los Angeles, Chicago and other large cities checked by the Detroit Free Press. Twenty-six children 16 and younger were killed in the city of 950,000 this year. Seventeen died from gunshots, Wayne County medical examiner... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

26 December 2002

Canadian Press

MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick — It looks like staff at the Canadian Firearms Centre's central processing site in Miramichi will keep their jobs for a while yet. Spokesman David Austin said in a telephone interview from Ottawa that the federal government is not ready to turn the operation over to a private-sector consortium which, at one stage, planned to take over much of the operation as of Jan. 1. The Ontario company Business Data Processing, or BDP, held a hiring fair... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

26 December 2002

Associated Press

Prosecutors say state law is too lenient when it comes to punishing convicted felons who are arrested while possessing guns, and they plan to ask the General Assembly next year for changes. "It would be appropriate to at least take a look at our gun laws and have some public debate," said Michael Moore, an assistant district attorney in Durham. For now, however, the state prosecutors are looking for help from federal authorities. When they have a defendant who, for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

26 December 2002

Saskatchewan News Network

REGINA — The difference between being a registered gun owner or a criminal is a mere seven days away. As of Jan. 1, 2003, every gun in Canada is supposed to be registered. The federal government is anticipating "a last-minute rush" as thousands of gun owners aim for the target date, David Austin, spokesperson for the Canadian Firearms Centre (CFC), said earlier this week. "They don't want to run the risk of waiting," he said. After Dec. 31, those caught with... (GunPolicy.org)

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