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Gun Policy News, 25 March 2004

États-Unis

25 March 2004

Associated Press

On Tuesday, California's Contra Costa County approved a ban on the sale of the heavy, powerful .50-caliber firearms outside incorporated municipalities. Supporters said they hope to use the measure to leverage a broader ban, such as proposed earlier in the state legislature and in Illinois. In New York, a ban on the sale of the large-bore firearms favored by upscale competitive shooters has become an anti-terrorism priority for the Democrats who rule the Assembly.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 March 2004

National Review (USA), Opinion

The so-called "assault-weapons ban," a hallmark of the gun-control movement, is dead. After a decade of claiming that the ban is crucial to reducing crime and protecting police, gun-control organizations have suddenly morphed into Gilda Radner's old Saturday Night Live character, Roseanne Rosanna-Dana, saying "never mind." An example? Take the statements made recently on National Public Radio by a representative of the Violence Policy Center. NPR described the VPC as... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 March 2004

Associated Press

Religious organizations temporarily have the right to ban guns from their parking lots, rental facilities and child care centers, a Hennepin County District judge ruled last week. Judge Marilyn Brown Rosenbaum ruled March 16 that the Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2003 — commonly known as the "conceal and carry" handgun law — interferes with religious organizations' beliefs. Provisions in the conceal-carry law deprive churches of the right "to... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 March 2004

Chicago Sun-Times

SPRINGFIELD — Objections from urban-area lawmakers failed to stop a measure Wednesday that would allow citizens who break city gun ownership laws to avoid fines incurred while using firearms in self-defense. The Illinois House easily passed legislation 86-25 that was inspired by the case of a Wilmette man who shot an intruder last December with a gun forbidden by local law. Now bound for the state Senate, the legislation would allow people accused of owning... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 March 2004

Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A bill that would protect sport shooting ranges from environmental regulators' lawsuits passed the Senate Thursday. The bill (SB 1156) is a toned down version of an earlier measure that would have held the state accountable for cleaning up ranges where accumulated lead bullets contaminate area ground water. The bill, which passed 32-6, now gives Florida's more than 400 gun ranges immunity from Department of Environmental Protection lawsuits,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 March 2004

Richmond Times Dispatch (Virginia)

Gun-control advocates yesterday touted their success during this winter's General Assembly, although they acknowledge they face an uphill battle in a legislature long considered supportive of the Second Amendment. "We believe we have begun to turn the tide," Jim Sollo, president of Virginians Against Handgun Violence, said at a Capitol news conference. Advocates pointed more to legislative advances than passage of actual bills, but said that's part of their ongoing... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 March 2004

Miami Herald, Editorial

Florida senators should vote against two bad gun bills today. If they don't, Gov. Jeb Bush should veto both. Instead of helping fight crime or keeping Floridians safe, these bills only protect the gun industry and those who illegally use guns. One bill would restrict the state Department of Environmental Protection's ability to sue ground-polluting gun ranges for failing to clean up lead discharge from spent rounds. Who would pay? Taxpayers who would get stuck with the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

25 March 2004

Idaho Statesman, Opinion

Recently, The Idaho Statesman took issue with legislation I sponsored in the Senate to ban a narrow range of politically driven lawsuits against the gun industry, suggesting that my membership on the board of the National Rifle Association presented a conflict of interest with my duties as a senator. As the most casual observer knows, the NRA is a stalwart defender of the individual's right to keep and bear arms, guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution.... (GunPolicy.org)

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