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Gun Policy News, 9 March 2004

Canada

9 March 2004

Toronto Star (Ontario), Editorial

Shot in the head, thigh and shoulder, a young man stumbled through an Etobicoke apartment building this weekend banging on doors and begging for help. He tracked blood along the hallways, down floor after floor, and staggered into the street before aid was finally summoned. No one opened his or her door — not even at the apartment the man was going to visit when he was gunned down Sunday morning. One tenant explained that, although the victim had pleaded he was... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 March 2004

Associated Press

PATCHOGUE, New York — A man was killed during a ceremony at a Masonic temple when another member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected blanks and shot him in the head, police said Tuesday. A 76-year-old man alleged to have fired the shot was arrested. William James, 47, was shot while participating in an induction Monday night at the Southside Masonic Lodge, Suffolk County police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Albert Eid, of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

9 March 2004

Evening News (UK), Editorial

Patrick Mercer, the Conservative spokesman on homeland security and the MP for Newark, paints a rather amazing picture of life in rural Nottinghamshire. In his bizarre and insensitive argument that the ban on handguns introduced following the Dunblane massacre should be lifted, he explains that if you come from a rural area "like I do", then a gun is simply a farmer's tool. It must be very odd indeed to pay a visit to Mr Mercer's constituency and see farmers armed... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 March 2004

Evening News (UK)

A member of Michael Howard's shadow Cabinet has described a handgun ban brought in after the Dunblane massacre as shortsighted and said children should be taught how to use guns. Patrick Mercer, the Conservative spokesman on homeland security, likened the ban to outlawing cars because of deaths in road accidents. During a fringe meeting at the party's spring conference at the weekend, he was reported to have said: "It is so much more sensible in my view to train... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

9 March 2004

BBC News

A member of the shadow cabinet has attacked the ban on handguns introduced after the Dunblane massacre. Conservative homeland security spokesman Patrick Mercer described the move as "nonsense". Instead, Mr Mercer said some children in rural areas should be trained to handle and therefore respect dangerous firearms. In March 1996, 16 children and their teacher were shot dead in the Dunblane primary school gym. The MP for Newark told a fringe meeting of his... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 March 2004

Jacksonville Daily News (North Carolina)

It seems that the more controversial an issue, the more strident the rhetoric used. Proponents for each side say whatever they think will bolster their case without regard to the truth of their statements. Although that might be sound strategy for winning an argument, it's not how we should debate public policy. Take the recent vote in the Senate on the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, S. 1805. The bill would have provided firearms manufacturers some... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

9 March 2004

Scottish Press Association

Anti-gun campaigners today called for a senior Tory MP to be sacked after he said children should be taught how to handle firearms. Patrick Mercer, Conservative home security spokesman, said a ban on handguns introduced after the Dunblane massacre had "no effect" on spiralling gun crime. His comments were immediately condemned by anti-gun groups and politicians who called on Tory leader Michael Howard to sack the MP from the party's frontbench. Mothers Against Murder... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

9 March 2004

Evening Telegraph (UK)

A Father and son who sold thousands of deactivated firearms with kits to turn them into lethal weapons have been jailed for seven years. William Greenwood (76) and son Mitchell (42) were given the maximum jail term at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday. The pair, both of Manor Road, South Wingfield, legally sold deactivated weapons, including Uzi sub machine guns and Kalashnikovs, from their shop R.I.F.L.E, in Alfreton Road, Little Eaton. But they also sold tools to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kirghizistan

9 March 2004

Transitions Online

It is commonly believed that Central Asia is awash with arms and that gun possession and trading is linked to other security problems in the region: trafficking in drugs and people, the criminalization of the police and security forces, religious fundamentalism, and ethnic rivalries. One influential report, published in 2002 by the UN's Institute for Disarmament Research, suggested that "the existence of a considerable infrastructure for illicit small-arms trafficking... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 March 2004

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

Gun-violence-prevention groups had different opinions about the tactics that ultimately led to the March 2 defeat in the U.S. Senate of a bill that would have provided unprecedented legal immunity to the gun industry. But in the end, after National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and executive director Chris W. Cox sent an e-mail urging senators to scuttle the bill, the strategy resulted in an unexpected victory. That morning, Senators... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 March 2004

Cybercast News Service

A gun control group is calling for a House Ethics inquiry into National Rifle Association board members who co-sponsored a bill to give NRA civil immunity. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence delivered a letter to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, accusing House members Don Young (R-Alaska) and Barbara Cubin (R-W.V.) of using their legislative powers to further the financial interests of the NRA, which they serve as members of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

9 March 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Drugs and guns are the country's two biggest adversaries as far as law and order is concerned. And Police Minister Bire Kimisopa says he would push for Parliament to introduce tougher laws to deter perpetrators of these crimes. '[The] use of illegal firearms is rife in our country and marijuana cultivation, peddling, trafficking and being in possession have become the norms of our society,' Mr Kimisopa said. He said concerned agencies within the Government's law and... (GunPolicy.org)

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