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Gun Policy News, 23 January 2003

Philippines

23 January 2003

Manila Times

A group of gun dealers said Thursday they would be willing to participate in the anti-loose firearms drive of the Philippine National Police (PNP), even if it meant loosing a portion of their income. Demetrio Tuazon, President of the Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines Inc., said his organization would support a 15-day suspension on the issuance of gun licenses and permits to carry firearms outside homes by the PNP. Quoted over radio... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2003

Washington Times

A scholar whose research supports private gun ownership has come under fire from critics who question whether he actually conducted a 1997 survey cited in his work. John R. Lott Jr. strongly denies the accusations about his 1998 book, "More Guns, Less Crime." Australian gun-control advocate Tim Lambert, a professor at the University of New South Wales, challenged Mr. Lott to produce records or witnesses to document the survey. "It seems increasingly likely that the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2003

Washington Post

After more than two centuries of history with the Treasury Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on Friday will report to a new boss: the Justice Department. The move means that the ATF will no longer be responsible for collecting taxes and fees on tobacco and spirits. Instead, it will be devoting itself full time to investigating firearms violations, explosives thefts, cigarette smuggling and other crimes. ATF and Justice Department officials say... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

23 January 2003

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

An Old Bailey judge said the use of firearms to settle disputes had reached "epidemic proportions" as he jailed a drugs dealer for life today for gunning down a rival in a street showdown. Judge David Stokes told 24-year-old Carl Henry: "I have no doubt you went armed and ready to shoot." Wayne Julien, 21, died in his girlfriend's arms saying he had been "blazed". He was on his way to a meeting when he was shot twice by Henry. After the killer was jailed, Mr... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

23 January 2003

Western Mail (Wales)

Armed police officers warned last night that it is only a matter of time before someone brandishing a replica gun is mistakenly shot dead. Chief Inspector Mike Brook, head of the firearms division with South Wales Police, said incidents involving fake guns had soared in the past few years, and that four call-outs for armed officers yesterday was typical. He said he was very concerned that replica handguns, rifles and even automatic-style weapons had become "fashion... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2003

Daytona Beach News Journal (Florida)

Bob Wood owns guns, shoots twice a month and is teaching his 5-year-old grandson to fire. But he worries about other gun owners taking up arms as the dust settles from a tragic event. One month after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, about 40,000 people asked the Florida Department of State for an application for a concealed weapons permit, roughly 20 times the norm. And local gun-shop owners say interest spiked last fall surrounding the type of rifle used in... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Daytona Beach News Journal (Florida)

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États-Unis

23 January 2003

Associated Press

DENVER, Colorado — A Senate committee on Wednesday approved a less-restrictive bill to preempt local control over concealed weapons permits. The bill by Sen. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, requires less training than a competing measure. The bill is Senate Bill 63. The Senate State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee delayed action on the other bill, Senate Bill 24, by Sen. Ken Chlouber, R-Leadville. That bill would give sheriffs more power to deny... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2003

Washington Post

Leetha Yee was visiting family in Bethesda. She hung a left from Old Georgetown Road onto Tuckerman Lane, and there it was: an "Adopt a Highway" sign that bore the name of the Tyranny Response Team. Leetha has since discovered that TRT lobbies aggressively for total gun rights. The Web site of its Maryland affiliate (www.trt-md.org) is quite an education. It features a disdainful article about handgun control and a collection of doom-predicting quotes from various gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

23 January 2003

Asia Times (Hong Kong)

MANILA — As the so-called "second front" in the war against terrorism, the Philippines has received a massive amount of military aid from the United States. The administration of US President George W Bush has pledged the Philippine government more than US$100 million in military equipment alone; this includes transport vehicles, high-tech gadgets, and a whole lot of weapons — some 30,000 M-16 rifles, to be exact. While these weapons are intended to help the Armed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

23 January 2003

Computer Weekly (UK)

Police in Wales gain greater control with a web-based firearms management system, writes Ross Bentley. Dyfed-Powys Police has upgraded its firearms management operation to a web-based system. By going online, police officers now have greater control over managing the granting, renewal, refusal and revocation of firearms certificates to members of the public. The upgrade to Cedar's Web Firearms Information System is in line with the police force's aim to move all of its... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Computer Weekly (UK)

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Russie

23 January 2003

Russian Information Center

The influx of stolen guns and ammunition from the North Caucasus has plummeted, Russian Interior Ministry official Leonid Vedenov reported. According to him, it is partly due to the fact that the situation in the Chechen republic is normalizing and armed clashes resulting, as a rule, in weapons loss are fewer. He noted that overall in 2002 law-enforcement agents seized, found and received from population about 3,000 units of firearms. At the same time, the Foreign... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2003

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — State laws that allow private citizens to carry concealed weapons do not reduce crime and may even increase it, according to a study released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution. The findings, by Stanford University law professor John Donohue, contradict an influential study by economist John R. Lott Jr., a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who in 1997 concluded that by adopting such laws, states can substantially curb violent... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2003

Houston Chronicle (Texas)

While two groups promote their duelling studies over the effect of concealed weapons laws on crime rates, opponents and proponents of gun control in Texas say it's difficult to conclude how or if this state's "right-to-carry" laws have affected crime rates. However, each side is firm in its stance on concealed handguns. A study released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution argues that state laws that allow private citizens to carry concealed weapons do not reduce... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Houston Chronicle (Texas)

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