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Gun Policy News, 21 June 2004

Inde

21 June 2004

Indo-Asian News Service

CHANDIGARH — Haryana Police Monday launched a drive to seize and destroy illegal firearms in the state. Codenamed 'Agni', or Fire, senior police officers would supervise the drive to apprehend criminals indulging in smuggling of firearms and recover illegal and unlicensed firearms. Illegal firearms manufacturing units would also be targeted, officials said, adding the campaign would continue till Sep 8. A police spokesman said illegal firearms lying in police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

21 June 2004

ABC News (Australia)

The Queensland Opposition says the latest figures on the State's gun buyback scheme prove it is failing to get unregistered firearms off the streets. More than 14,000 handguns have been surrendered as part of the amnesty which runs until the end of this month. An answer to an Opposition question on notice reveals 81 of them were unregistered. Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg says compensation should have been offered for unregistered firearms as well. "The real... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

21 June 2004

News24 (South Africa)

PIETERMARITZBURG — Second-hand firearms are no longer welcome in South African gun shops. Several dealers have stopped buying second-hand weapons, since supply exceeds the demand as more South Africans are trying to get rid of their guns, rather than renewing their licences, as required from July 1 under the strict new Firearms Control Act. "We are now advising sellers of second-hand firearms to hand in their unwanted guns to the police to have them destroyed,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

21 June 2004

News24 (South Africa)

CAPE TOWN — South Africa, which has one of the world's highest crime rates, is cracking down hard on illegal weapons, as a new gun-control law comes into force next month, said Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula on Monday. "Between April last year and now, more than 25 000 illegal guns have been confiscated and the indications are that we will be able to confiscate even more," he said. The Firearms Control Act, due to come into force on July 1, will make... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

21 June 2004

Daily Dispatch (North Carolina), Editorial

South Africa, already notorious for its murder rate, is fast becoming the suicide capital of the world — a silent epidemic growing at an alarming rate, far higher than the world average. In Parliament last week, Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang highlighted the increase in suicides, murder and unnatural deaths — making the development of mental health services and awareness programmes a priority. She called for "a better understanding of the psyco-social... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 June 2004

Birmingham Post-Herald

The killing of three Birmingham Police officers with a weapon designed for war could spur debate about a need for more stringent gun restrictions. Alabama's current regulations on assault-type weapons don't exceed federal requirements, said Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The slaying Thursday of three Birmingham police officers with an assault-type weapon drew... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 June 2004

New York Times, Editorial

One last reflection on the death of Ronald Reagan: In the debate over who can lay claim to the Reagan legacy, one aspect of the late president's record has gotten little attention. That was Mr. Reagan's willingness to stand up to the National Rifle Association and support the cause of gun control when he thought it was right. A decade ago, when the proposal to create a federal ban on military-style assault weapons was teetering between Congressional passage and... (GunPolicy.org)

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