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Gun Policy News, 13 January 2004

États-Unis

13 January 2004

Los Angeles Times / Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — About one-fifth of the gun dealers that were the most frequent suppliers of firearms linked to crimes during the late 1990s are no longer in business, although enforcement efforts against dealers are lagging under the Bush administration, a gun-control group said in a study released yesterday. Using federal gun-tracing data, the group, Americans for Gun Safety, found that the vast majority of "high crime dealers" continue to operate with little federal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pays-Bas

13 January 2004

Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A high school student walked into his school's crowded cafeteria and shot his biology teacher point-blank in the head Tuesday, badly wounding him. The shooting came as a shock to many in this country, where gun violence is rare. The student, a 17-year-old youth with a reputation of being a troublemaker, reportedly had been punished for misbehavior a few days earlier. His victim was also the deputy principal of Stevincollege, a school in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 January 2004

Washington Post

A relatively tiny number of gundealers in 22 states including Maryland and Virginia sold nearly 15 percent of the firearms traced by police to crimes nationwide in the late 1990s, according to a new study. The report, by the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation, which advocates stricter enforcement of gun control laws, found that 120 of the nation's 83,000 licensed firearms dealers — one-tenth of 1 percent — sold about 55,000 of the 373,000 guns confiscated by... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 January 2004

Chicago Tribune

A south suburban gun shop sold more guns traced to crimes between 1996 and 2000 than any other firearm dealer in the United States, according to a report released Monday by a gun reform group citing federal records. Chuck's Guns of Riverdale sold 2,370 guns during that period that were traced to crimes after being seized by police. Of the top 120 crime gun sellers cited by the Americans for Gun Safety Foundation, 13 were from Illinois. All but two of the Illinois... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 January 2004

Associated Press

TAMPA, Florida — A gunfight erupted between a firing range officer and another man who were pulled up alongside each other at a traffic light, police said. Thomas Larry Watson, 51, a Firearms Training Center & Shooting Sports employee, was being held without bail at Falkenburg Road Jail Monday on a charge of felony aggravated battery with a firearm. In a dispute over driving habits Saturday, Watson got out of his vehicle and fired his .40-caliber Beretta handgun at... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

13 January 2004

St Petersburg Times (Florida), Opinion

TAMPA — The recent incident in which a Polk City man was charged with attempted first-degree murder of a law-enforcement officer and told a witness, according to the Sheriff's Office, that he was "hunting sheriffs" was a close call for local deputies. The AR-15 assault weapon Monroe Thornhill was accused of carrying when arrested is the same weapon used by the D.C. snipers in their reign of terror. It's a semiautomatic version of the M-16. In 1998 alone, AR-15s were... (GunPolicy.org)

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