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Gun Policy News, 23 June 2004

États-Unis

23 June 2004

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, West Virginia — A judge approved a landmark $1 million settlement Wednesday between two New Jersey police officers and the store that sold the gun used to shoot them. Police officers David Lemongello and Kenneth McGuire of Orange, N.J., were shot with a Sturm, Ruger 9mm handgun in January 2001. Both were disabled and have retired. Their attacker, Shuntez Everett, was killed in a gunbattle with them. The settlement between the officers and the Will Co.,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

23 June 2004

Saskatchewan News Network / CanWest News

A day before making a first campaign stop in Regina, Prime Minister Paul Martin said he's now open to decriminalizing Ottawa's controversial gun registry. "I think that's something we want to look at," Martin said in a telephone interview Tuesday from B.C. "But I'm very open." The law requires all gun owners to register their weapons. However, the law hasn't been popular with farmers and recreational hunters who use rifles and shotguns, particularly in Saskatchewan... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

23 June 2004

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

The Ontario government will introduce legislation today to require hospitals to report the names of shooting victims to police. The bill that Community Safety Minister Monte Kwinter will unveil will override a law that forbids hospitals to release information, such as the existence of gunshot wounds, to police because of patient confidentiality rules. Hospitals will be required to report incidents "as soon as is practicable," a government spokesman said. The question... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

23 June 2004

Cape Argus (Cape Town)

Legal gun ownership is slowly being strangled to death with an estimated refusal rate of up to 90% of all applications which have been launched this year. Johannesburg gun dealers say they fear the situation is about to get worse when the new Firearms Control Act comes into operation. The new law introduces a two-step process for those wishing to apply for a gun licence. Applicants must be over 21, a South African citizen, be in sound mind and not inclined to... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 June 2004

New York Times

A landmark settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by two New Jersey police officers who were badly wounded by a robber using a gun bought by a straw buyer at a South Charleston, West Virginia., pawnshop, lawyers for the officers said yesterday. Lawyers for both sides plan to submit the settlement, for $1 million, for approval to a West Virginia judge today. The settlement is considered significant because it is the first time a dealer will pay damages for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 June 2004

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A House committee gave a victory to the firearms industry on Wednesday, voting to bar the disclosure of some federal gun records for use in civil lawsuits. The information, including records of sales and a gun's use in crimes, is compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Under a provision the House Appropriations Committee approved by a bipartisan 42-19 margin, that data could only be released to prosecutors and for criminal... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 June 2004

The Hill (Washington, DC)

Some Democrats in tight re-election races are opposing a renewal of the assault-weapons ban, despite its overwhelming support from Democratic Party leaders. The ban, which was enacted in 1994, prohibits the sale of certain assault weapons. With the ban's expiration looming in September, several lawmakers are rallying to extend it for another 10 years. However, the often contentious and polarizing issue has pinned some Democrats into an awkward political position of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 June 2004

National Review (USA), Opinion

The gun-control movement's stock has tanked. Violent crime overall has continued to drop, leaving partisans to fret over the much smaller problem of accidental gun injuries. Most of the holdout states have now passed laws allowing citizens to carry personal-protection firearms — and civilization as we know it has not ended. The 1994 Clinton ban on semi-automatic rifles is set to expire in September, and even some of its biggest supporters now agree that the law failed... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 June 2004

Arianna Online, Opinion

Attention al-Qaida sleeper cells, domestic terrorists, school shooters, David Koresh wannabes and bloodthirsty lunatics everywhere: Be sure to mark Sept. 13 in your day planners because — thanks to President Bush and his GOP pals in Congress — your murderous missions are about to get a whole lot easier. You see, that's the day the 10-year old federal ban on assault weapons is set to expire, making it perfectly legal to buy, sell and own a whole new line of... (GunPolicy.org)

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