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Gun Policy News, 20 April 2004

République centrafricaine

20 April 2004

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

BANGUI — The UN Development Programme (UNDP), through its Small Arms and Demobilisation Unit, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, will assist the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate former combatants, an official told IRIN. UNDP Weapons and Ammunition Disposal Specialist Remi Vezina, who was on a two-week mission to the CAR, said on Saturday that the UN agency's assistance would be through the government's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique orientale,Kenya

20 April 2004

Agence France Presse

NAIROBI — Ministers from Africa's Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions were on Tuesday due to give legal muscle to their commitments to stemming an alarming proliferation of small and light weapons. A Kenyan foreign ministry official said that the regions' 11 states would sign the Nairobi Protocol for the Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Nairobi on Tuesday and a ministerial declaration on the same issue on Wednesday. Once... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pays-Bas

20 April 2004

Radio Netherlands

A majority of MPs want to limit the ownership of weapons by members of shooting clubs. Joost Eerdmans of the far-right LPF says too many murders have been committed by the members of such clubs. He was referring to last week's fatal shooting incident involving an amateur marksman at a shopping centre in the town of Tiel. Last year another gun enthusiast killed four of his ex-wife's family in the town of Kerkrade. The LPF has proposed a ban on members of shooting clubs... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pays-Bas

20 April 2004

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — Dutch MPs are demanding that the government impose tighter rules on shooting clubs after a gun club member killed three people before turning the weapon on himself in a shopping complex in the city Tiel last week. The Parliament believes it is too easy for members of shooting clubs to take guns and ammunition home and populist LPF MP Joost Eerdmans said there are too many murders caused by gun club members. A former marine and gun club member shot and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 April 2004

BBC News

The Metal Storm prototype can fire a million rounds per minute Hopes of an order from the US military have sparked a 50% surge in the shares of Metal Storm, the Australian maker of the world's fastest gun. The five-day rally has prompted probes at the Nasdaq and Australian Stock Exchanges where the company is listed. But the firm's general manager, Ian Gillespie, said excitement had been fuelled by a recent US and UK roadshow. The US Defense Department is... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 April 2004

Deseret Morning News (Utah)

Despite a new state law to the contrary, the University of Utah will continue to enforce its no-guns ban on campus until constitutional claims are resolved. The U. Board of Trustees made the decision in a meeting Monday after trustee Hope Eccles read from a one-page statement, which said the U. "accepts the Legislature's action" but that state and federal constitutional issues remain "unresolved." If both the Utah Supreme Court and a federal judge say that the U.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 April 2004

San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Police Officer Isaac Espinoza was allegedly slain by a 20-year-old who shot him with an AK-47 assault weapon. Espinoza, a South San Francisco resident, was a husband and was the father of a 3-year-old daughter. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom expressed the sentiments of everyone who knew Espinoza, saying he was one of the best and brightest members of the force. "Isaac Espinoza was one of the things that's right about this police department," he... (GunPolicy.org)

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Italie,États-Unis

20 April 2004

Reuters

ROME, Italy — Italian customs officers seized more than 8,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles and other weapons on a ship headed to the United States, officials said Tuesday. Reuters Photo The arms, worth about $7.15 million, were discovered aboard a ship arriving from Romania that pulled into the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro on its way to the United States, Italy's customs said in a statement. According to the travel documents, the arms belong to a large... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 April 2004

Denver Post (Colorado), Opinion

My boss has this thing. He talks about politicians as if they represent him. He calls them "my mayor," "my governor," "my president." When it comes to gun laws, too many members of "our" congressional delegation serve the National Rifle Association. That's important every day in a nation awash in gun violence. But it really resonates today, the fifth anniversary of Columbine, the worst school shooting in U.S. history. For days, I've been trying to poll Colorado's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 April 2004

Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh), Opinion

With the ringing of cash registers throughout Downtown, the National Rifle Association's annual convention wraps up its first visit to Pittsburgh today. With a quarter of the pro-gun group's 4 million members living within a rifle's shot of Pittsburgh, our city was a logical choice to host "Freedom's Steel," as the celebration of all things deadly was labeled by its organizers. They came. They saw. They invested money into our broken-down city. For that, we're... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 April 2004

Reuters

CHICAGO — Indiana Republican Rep. John Hostettler, an avid hunter, mistakenly brought a 9-mm handgun to the Louisville, Kentucky, airport on Tuesday and was briefly detained, his press secretary said. "It was a careless mistake, the congressman acknowledged that," and he praised Transportation Security Administration screeners for detecting the weapon, press secretary Michael Jahr said. A Transportation Security Authority spokesman did not disclose the name of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

20 April 2004

Liverpool Daily Post (UK)

Police chiefs are devising a strategy to crack down on illegal gun factories in Merseyside. It comes after a record number of firearms was seized last year with the final total 2,600. Now police officers across Merseyside are identifying the particular gun problems they have in their own command areas. There is an increasing trend in the underworld for taking legal replica firearms and making them capable of firing real bullets. The technique allows gangsters across... (GunPolicy.org)

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Italie

20 April 2004

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia

GIOIA TAURO, Italy — Tax police and customs officers seized over 8000 Kalashnikov light machine guns in the Gioia Tauro port. Firerms were imported in Italy illegally by the MS Adnan Bayraktar, coming from Costanza in Romania. According to the bills of lading, the firearms were directed in Georgia in the United... (GunPolicy.org)

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Italie,États-Unis

20 April 2004

BBC News

Rome — Police in southern Italy say they have seized a large illegal arms shipment from Romania destined for the US. Customs officers in the port of Gioia Tauro, in Calabria, discovered 7,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles after noting irregularities in the documentation. The cargo, estimated to be worth some 6m euros (£3.9m, $7.15m), was declared as arms for civilian, not military, use. The weapons were discovered on board a ship flying a Turkish flag that had... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

20 April 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Defence Force officer Lieutenant-Colonel James Laki has raised an issue that has been of concern to Papua New Guineans for a long time. It is the issue of prominent people — those in positions of authority — being licensed to carry firearms. The use of guns in violent crimes is a matter of enormous concern to everyone in the country and it is beyond belief that those who are placed in positions of responsibility to solve this problem are arming themselves instead... (GunPolicy.org)

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