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Gun Policy News, 24 March 2004

États-Unis

24 March 2004

USA Today

The arrest last week of an Ohio man as the prime suspect in a 10-month string of highway shootings in the state has turned a momentary spotlight on the mentally ill's easy access to guns. Charles McCoy Jr., who has been charged with one assault count, has a history of psychiatric problems. But, apparently, he had no record of being committed to an institution or judged mentally incompetent. So he was not prohibited from buying a gun. Even if such a record existed, it... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2004

Cybercast News Service

A bill correcting flaws in cockpit security will be introduced in the House of Representatives next week, if all goes according to plan. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) is sponsoring the bill, after pilots complained that the Transportation Security Administration is trying to discouraging them from carrying guns in the cockpit. A Second Amendment group praised Rep. Wilson for making sure the TSA lives up to its congressional mandate: "We support fully an initiative by Rep.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

24 March 2004

Australian (Sydney)

Australians are a dangerous lot. Weapons that would hardly cause a second thought in the hands of a citizen in another country generate concern when held by an Australian. Fortunately, some Australian state governments have understood the dangers of letting ordinary Australians get access to weapons such as laser pointers, a popular device for making business and academic presentations in countries such as the US. Americans may feel safe when an academic addresses a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq

24 March 2004

USA Today

BAGHDAD — Until recently, when shoppers at the South Gate Market inquired about the availability of ruman, they weren't always referring to the tough-skinned fruit whose ruby-red seeds are said to soothe an ailing stomach. In the crowded concourses here, ruman also is code for hand grenade. But shopkeeper Hussein al-Kenani says there is no fruit these days. As recently as three weeks ago, there was no shortage of dealers openly entertaining offers for grenades,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2004

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel (Indiana)

Thomas Jefferson once wrote differences of opinion will arise "in this happy country," but free discussion clears away the "passing clouds" and leaves "our horizon more bright and serene." If that's true, we are in for a very bright and serene future here in Fort Wayne. About 3,000 of you responded to a question we asked last week about whether The News-Sentinel should provide on its Web site the ability to search a publicly available list of gun permit holders in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

24 March 2004

Evening Express

A Teenager can walk into a gun shop in Aberdeen today and walk out five minutes later with an airgun. All they need is proof that they are aged 17 or over, and they can buy an air rifle or pistol over the counter. The shop owners are doing nothing illegal. But one shop owner admits he is powerless to stop the guns falling into the wrong hands. And another estimates there are as many as 30,000 airguns in circulation in Aberdeen. Last night the Evening Express... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2004

Bolivar Herald Free Press (Missouri), Opinion

Marriage is no secret. Neither is a permit to drive, nor an arrest for rolling through a stoplight. A building permit is public record; so are business licenses, land transfers and divorces. Most everything we do in life is part of an open record somewhere. But we need not worry about a concealed weapons permit being part of any open book. Missouri legislators decided that could be our little secret. The state's new conceal and carry law makes "information regarding... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2004

Toledo Blade (Ohio)

West Toledo resident Barb Korn grinned yesterday as she picked up a silver Smith & Wesson revolver — holding it with both hands and aiming it. "I like this," she said, staring down the gun's sights. Ms. Korn, 60, was among nearly 25 people taking a 12-hour class at Cleland's Outdoor World on Airport Highway. The training is required in order to carry a firearm under Ohio's new concealed weapons law. "I was mugged previously and I want to be able to defend myself,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2004

Contra Costa Times (California)

Contra Costa supervisors deflected volleys from Second Amendment advocates Tuesday and prohibited the sale of a weapon they say could transform a refinery into a fiery chemical weapon. The board voted 4-0 to ban firearms dealers from distributing powerful .50-caliber rifles in the county's unincorporated areas. Supervisor Millie Greenberg of Danville was absent. "I believe it's our responsibility in terms of health, safety and welfare to move ahead with this... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2004

Frederick County Gazette (Maryland)

Police investigators expected to find guns inside a Kensington home when they raided it in April. But they did not expect to find so many. Police found 57 handguns, shotguns, rifles and assault rifles, said Sgt. Kenneth Berger of the county police department's Firearms Investigation Unit. Guns lay on tables, under furniture and hidden in wall niches. In a bunker-like room in the basement, they found kegs holding eight pounds of black gunpowder. The police investigated... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2004

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The government issued sharp warnings on Wednesday to paintball gun users, announcing new safety measures while investigations continue into two deaths caused by canisters flying off the guns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said both deaths occurred after brass valves unscrewed from the pressurized carbon dioxide canisters on the guns, which turned the canisters into projectiles. In June 2003, a 15-year-old boy from Washington state died after... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

24 March 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

The Papua New Guinea Tourism Industry Association has called on the Government to place more stringent laws on the use of firearms in the country. The association made the call in light of the recent murder of an Australian pilot in Mt Hagen. It also called for action to eradicate the smuggling of guns and ammunition into the country and a firm plan to reduce the number of guns on the streets. President Gary Seddon said the association believed those concerned were... (GunPolicy.org)

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