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Gun Policy News, 23 March 2004

États-Unis

23 March 2004

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — When a man fired a weapon at armed robbers from his truck in suburban St. Louis earlier this month, authorities said it likely was the first instance of self-defense under Missouri's new concealed-weapons law. One of the man's bullets pierced a window screen and frame, an aluminum blind, and lodged in the comforter on the bed of his girlfriend's 79-year-old neighbor, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. The neighbor was not home at the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

23 March 2004

Business Day (Johannesburg)

CAPE TOWN — The lethal results of poor gun control, excessive alcohol consumption and an aggressive society have once again been highlighted by the latest report on the leading causes of unnatural deaths in SA. The report, compiled by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of SA (Unisa), is the fourth annual survey of this kind and shows that firearms accounted for 27,8% of un natural deaths in 2002. Traffic accidents were responsible for 25% of un... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

23 March 2004

Australian Associated Press

Licensed shooters will be paid to hand in recently banned firearms. NSW Police Minister John Watkins said today guns banned under a Council of Australian Governments agreement in 2002 could be exchanged for payment at a new gun buyback centre in Parramatta. Also, two mobile vans already have begun touring NSW as part of the national handgun buyback scheme. Mr Watkins said more than $16.5 million already had been paid out in compensation since the buyback scheme... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 March 2004

Southeast Missourian

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Nearly one month after the Missouri Supreme Court identified a flaw in the state's new concealed weapons law, legislation to fix the problem has made scant progress in the Missouri Legislature. Despite concerns that a flood of lawsuits could result as county sheriffs begin issuing permits to carry concealed weapons to qualified Missourians, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, said there is no urgent need for lawmakers... (GunPolicy.org)

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Haïti

23 March 2004

Christian Science Monitor

WASHINGTON — On March 15, the peacekeeping mission in Haiti had its first casualty when a US marine was shot by a small-caliber pistol as he patrolled a stronghold of support for ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. While not fatal, the shooting is an unfortunate sign of things to come. With thousands of small arms in Haiti, the threat to US soldiers, Haitian civilians, and sustainable peace is real. The Caribbean island nation is the latest in a long list of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 March 2004

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — A 10-year-old boy told police he may have accidentally shot to death a postal carrier last summer when he fired a gun through his window at a tree. The boy's mother has been charged with illegally possessing a handgun. A prosecutor said Tuesday that Latoya Burnette, 30, wasn't allowed to own the gun because she is a convicted felon. The boy told investigators he fired a shot from his home at about the same time that Clayton Smith, 45, was killed, U.S.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 March 2004

San Francisco Chronicle

Contra Costa County's move to ban the sale of .50-caliber rifles is the opening salvo of what could be a fierce battle pitting terrorism fighters against firearms owners. As legislation for a statewide ban awaits a state Senate committee hearing, gun owner groups have vowed to file a lawsuit over the county Board of Supervisors' 4-0 vote Tuesday to ban the sale of the powerful weapons in the county's unincorporated areas. The ban would become law 30 days after a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique occidentale

23 March 2004

Xinhua

ABUJA, Nigeria — There are eight million illegal arms circulating through west Africa, turning the region into "one of the most unstable on the continent," the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leader said here on Monday. The proliferation of small arms was "the real catalyst to armed conflicts" in Africa, and "paved the way for armed robberies, organized crime and trans-border hostilities," ECOWAS Secretary-General Mohammed Ibn Chambas told... (GunPolicy.org)

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