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Gun Policy News, 5 January 2003

Canada

5 January 2003

Canadian TV

A 22-year-old Ontario man has been charged with criminal negligence causing death in the fatal shooting of his six-year-old brother. Police say the boy was shot in the head by his seven-year-old sister at their home in Mississauga Friday. The pair were being cared for by their 18-year-old sister when they found a semi-automatic .45-calibre handgun while playing in a bedroom. Their parents were not home at the time. The seven-year-old girl pointed the gun at her... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

5 January 2003

Telegraph (UK)

A company behind the distribution of thousands of replica airguns which criminals are converting into real weapons last night defended its actions. The police say that modified airguns have been used in murders and other crimes and make up the majority of the guns they seize on Britain's streets. Many of the guns — which can be converted to fire live rounds within about 10 minutes using a household drill — are manufactured or distributed by Brocock Ltd, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

5 January 2003

Mirror (UK)

Fears of rising gun crime heightened by the killing of two teenage girls in Birmingham were expected to be confirmed in figures released by the Home Office this week. Reports said that the figures would show gun crime had doubled under Labour and that an average of 22 firearms offences were committed every day in Britain. The Home Office refused to comment ahead of the publication of the figures on Thursday. As part of a crackdown on gun crime, thought to have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

5 January 2003

Observer (UK)

Just after 4am the four girls were doing what thousands of others of revellers were doing all over Britain. After five hours of hectic partying Charlene Ellis, 18, her twin sister Sophie and their two cousins Latisha Shakespear, 17, and Cheryl Shaw, 17, had gone outside to get some air. So far their night had been in no way extraordinary. The party, in the Unisevens Studios hairdressers on Birmingham's Birchfield Road, had got going around 9pm. Midnight had gone. A... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2003

Observer (UK)

Music industry bosses came under furious attack last night from police for glamorising firearms as the Home Office called an emergency summit to tackle Britain's gun warfare culture. Record companies that market rap music to young people have flatly refused to co-operate with the Metropolitan Police in tackling teenage attitudes, Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur revealed, blaming a 'backdrop of music' for influencing alienated young men. The emergency summit was... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2003

Washington Post

The law allowing US airline pilots to carry guns passed in November. But don't expect armed captains at the controls until spring, said Heather Rosenker, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration. In addition to training pilots who volunteer to pack heat, the agency has policy issues and problems to work out — such as who will give the training, how long should it be, what kind of weapons will be allowed, who will pay for them, how pilots on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

5 January 2003

Edmonton Sun (Alberta)

TORONTO — A rapidly rising number of smuggled guns is coming from the U.S. and being sold throughout Toronto, flooding local black markets with dangerous weapons, say gun-control opponents. Canada Customs said there was a 50% increase in the number of weapons they seized at Ontario border crossings in 2002, up from the 956 weapons that agents uncovered in 2001. Gun-control opponents say this is only a small fraction of what is getting into Canada. "High calibre... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

5 January 2003

Telegraph (UK)

You would think if "gun control" was going to work anywhere it would be on a small island. Particularly a small island at whose ports of entry the zealots of HM Customs like nothing better than performing intimate cavity searches on the off-chance you've got an extra bottle of duty-free Beaujolais tucked away up there. Surely, if you also had a Walther PPK parked out of sight, these exhaustive inspectors would be the first to notice. But apparently not. Since the... (GunPolicy.org)

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