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Gun Policy News, 12 January 2004

Australie

12 January 2004

Australian Associated Press

Olympic gold medallist trap shooter Michael Diamond was today successful in having his hearing for assault and firearm charges brought forward. Diamond's hearing will resume on January 27 after it was suspended in December. His hearing was likely to resume in May, but his solicitor Gabi Piscioneri today applied to bring it forward in a last ditch attempt for him to qualify for the Olympic team competing in Athens this year. Ms Piscioneri told the court there was some... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 January 2004

Detroit News

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP — Residents who are fed up with the gun noise at the Island Lake Gun Range are promising to take their fight to the Department of Natural Resources offices in Lansing. Several Brighton Township residents who live near the gun range attended a recent Brighton Township meeting to complain of gunfire over the New Year's holiday. But DNR officials stuck to their own guns during the meeting. "We operate within the guidelines of the national... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 January 2004

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — All of the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination say they oppose new federal initiatives to license gun owners or to require the registration of handguns — the principal gun-control measures Al Gore and Bill Bradley offered when they were running for the nomination in 2000. Seeking a more moderate position on one of the most polarizing issues in American politics, the current Democratic contenders have pledged to enforce... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 January 2004

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — About one of every seven guns linked to American crimes or considered suspicious from 1996 through 2000 can be traced back to the same 120 gun stores, a gun safety group said Monday, urging the government to set up a watch list of irresponsible or corrupt gun dealers. Of the 373,006 guns traced from crimes during the five-year period, 54,694 came from the 120 stores, according to data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 January 2004

Northwest Indiana Times

Lake County gun shop owners reacted sharply but with resignation to the latest assault on so-called "high crime dealers" by a Washington, D.C.-based gun safety advocacy group. Looking over the list prepared by the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation that places Westforth Sporting Goods of Calumet Township as one of 13 such dealers in Indiana, shop owner Earl Westforth said the statistics were misleading at best. "It looks like I sold a bad guy a gun when I had nothing... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 January 2004

Sacramento Bee (California), Editorial

Of all the laws enacted or proposed over the years to curb gun violence, the most sensible and arguably the most effective is the Brady Act, named for the White House press spokesman who was seriously wounded in the 1981 gun assault on then-President Reagan. During its 10-year life, the law has blocked hundreds of thousands of gun sales to people barred by law from owning firearms — felons, domestic abusers, mentally defective persons and those under court restraining... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 January 2004

Chicago Sun-Times

South suburban Chuck's Gun Shop ranked No. 1 in the nation among stores that sold firearms that turned up in criminals' hands from 1996 to 2000, according to a study released Monday. The Americans for Gun Safety Foundation reported that 2,370 guns linked to crimes were sold during that period by Riverdale-based Chuck's. Three other Chicago-area stores ranked among the top 25 stores linked to "crime guns," the report said, citing information obtained from the U.S.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nations Unies

12 January 2004

United Nations News Service

UNITED NATIONS — There has been "significant progress" in the global response to the unregulated flow of illicit small arms, according to a new report by Secretary General Kofi Annan, especially in strengthening national legislation and international law enforcement in tackling the spread of small arms, thus giving traffickers less room in which to operate. The report, released Friday, examines the progress in implementing recommendations Annan made in 2002 on how... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

12 January 2004

Toronto Star (Ontario), Editorial

Prime Minister Paul Martin is caught in the crossfire over Canada's firearms registry. It's clear he'll not find political safety for long by ducking behind vague promises of a review. On one side is a majority of western Canadians who are steadfastly opposed to the registry. They see it as a symbol of how western opinions are ignored by Ottawa, as a colossal waste of taxpayers' money and as an assault on their individual rights. The registry is a rallying point for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 January 2004

Associated Press

ATHENS, Alabama — A former mental patient accused of killing two Athens police officers was able to pass an FBI background check and buy a rifle because Alabama doesn't report involuntary mental commitments to the FBI's database, a federal attorney said. An involuntary commitment is one of several reasons allowed under federal law for prohibiting a person from purchasing a gun, but Alabama and many other states don't report them to the National Instant Criminal... (GunPolicy.org)

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