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Gun Policy News, 30 June 2004

Iraq,Asie occidentale

30 June 2004

Khaleej Times (Dubai) / AP

GENEVA — The huge numbers of small arms left behind by Iraq's armed forces after the fall of Saddam Hussein could cause instability in the Middle East for many years, according to a study published on Wednesday. Though other countries also have high numbers of guns, the impact of firearms in Iraq has been greater as members of the country's disordered society have been able to arm themselves quickly and easily. "Millions of firearms suddenly flooded a chaotic social... (GunPolicy.org)

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Asie occidentale,Iraq

30 June 2004

Reuters

UNITED NATIONS — More than 8 million small arms fell into private hands in Iraq when the U.S.-led invasion ousted Saddam Hussein, creating a threat to regional stability for years to come, a new study said on Wednesday. "What used to be a typically armed Middle East society has become one of the more heavily armed places in the world," said researchers at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. "This public stockpile … is a major element in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq

30 June 2004

BBC News

The collapse of Iraq's army after the war last year flooded the country with millions of firearms, a new study says. The Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva says the mass of weapons in private hands threatens stability in Iraq and the Middle East. Iraq changed almost overnight from a state with a well-equipped army to a country with no troops and seven or eight million abandoned weapons. They range from pistols to machine-guns to portable... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nations Unies,Afrique

30 June 2004

News24 (South Africa)

GENEVA — Up to 27 organizations, some of which are linked to the al-Qaeda terror network, possess mobile surface-to-air missiles capable of blowing up a civilian airliner, according to a report released here on Wednesday. "The threat to civilian airliners has the potential to affect the citizens of all states travelling on major air routes," said the report by the Graduate Institute of International Studies here. The Institute's Small Arms Survey 2004 estimated... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : News24 (South Africa)

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Nations Unies

30 June 2004

Reuters

GENEVA — Airlines could face growing danger from attackers armed with new shoulder-launched missiles unless states make a major effort to control their spread, according to a report issued on Wednesday. The report, from a Geneva University-based team, said at least 13 "non-state armed groups … some considered terrorist organisations" are known to possess the weapons, known as MANPADS, and at least 14 more may have them. "Crucially, only a very small number of... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Reuters

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Afrique du Sud

30 June 2004

News24 (South Africa)

PRETORIA — An urgent high court bid by gun owner bodies to prevent the Firearms Control Act coming into operation at midnight was described as ill-advised by a Pretoria judge on Wednesday and dismissed with costs. Judge Ben du Plessis found no merit in the application and criticised its late filing. "There is no factual basis on which the applicants are entitled to the relief they seek," he said. The application was brought by the SA Gun Owners' Association, the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : News24 (South Africa)

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Haïti,Brésil

30 June 2004

Associated Press

BRASILIA — Brazil will play a friendly soccer match in Haiti in August, with spectators invited to swap firearms for tickets, Brazilian Sports Minister Agnelo Queiroz said. The minister said Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wants to clear his agenda to be able to attend the game. Queiroz said Tuesday the match will most likely occur on August 18. Brazilian troops traveled to Haiti in May as part of a United Nations peacekeeping force. Their first act... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malte

30 June 2004

Independent (Malta)

There are 71,602 registered weapons in Malta, Justice Minister Tonio Borg told parliament in reply to a question by Labour MP Adrian Vassallo. Dr Borg tabled a full list of the type of weapons and the number of each weapon registered. There are 48,950 registered shotguns, 4,108 pistols, 3,816 revolvers, 2,969 air pistols and 2,944 air rifles. In addition, there are 2,405 rifles, 3,463 harpoon guns, 1,392 muzzle guns and 908 air guns. Interestingly, there are 169... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Independent (Malta)

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Australie

30 June 2004

Australian Associated Press

The Commonwealth is proposing an improved national firearms licensing and registration scheme to overcome problems of existing state and territory run systems. Justice Minister Chris Ellison said it would be a truly national system, streamlining processes for sporting shooters and enabling law enforcement agencies to track firearms more easily throughout Australia. "It would provide an invaluable tool to law enforcement for combating the flow of domestic firearms into... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq,États-Unis

30 June 2004

Reuters

WASHINGTON — The former U.S. administrator in Iraq said on Wednesday his biggest regret was not getting a grip on the country's dangerous security situation before the formal transfer of authority to Iraqis. Speaking outside the White House, Paul Bremer said he was very relieved to be back in America after quietly handing over sovereignty to a new Iraqi interim government on Monday. "It's like having a rather large weight lifted off my shoulders," he said in an... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 June 2004

Los Angeles Times

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer made a last-ditch appeal Tuesday for reauthorization of the federal assault-weapons ban crafted in the wake of an office massacre in this city's financial district 11 years ago. "Every one of the weapons we banned the manufacture and sale of are military-style weapons designed to kill large numbers of people," Feinstein said in a news conference, calling on President Bush to aggressively lobby Congress for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 June 2004

New York Times

The California attorney general's office has intervened in a federal bankruptcy trial in a way that could help a teenager buy out and shut down the manufacturer of a semiautomatic handgun with a design flaw that has left the boy paralyzed from the neck down since the age of 7. In a highly unusual action, Randy Rossi, director of the firearms division of the California Department of Justice, wrote to a federal bankruptcy judge in Florida yesterday that Paul Jimenez, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq

30 June 2004

BBC World

Un estudio realizado a solicitud de Naciones Unidas señala que el número de armas que circulan en Irak amenaza la estabilidad del país y de todo el Medio Oriente. La mayoría de estas armas estaba en manos del ejército iraquí que fue licenciado por las fuerzas de ocupación encabezadas por Estados Unidos, cuando derrocaron al presidente Saddam Hussein el año pasado. El estudio -llevado a cabo por el Instituto de Estudios Internacionales de Ginebra, Suiza, como... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

30 June 2004

American Daily, Opinion

The Senate has been a socialist stronghold in Washington. It controls the nomination of judges, who all too frequently set new policy in this country by following international standards, rather than abiding by our own Constitution. Any judge known to be pro-Second Amendment will be put on the do-not-confirm list by liberal senators such as Edward Kennedy (D-MA), who until now have been able to control the nomination process. This blacklist is not conjecture. It is a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Colombie

30 June 2004

El Tempio (Bogota)

Además, el Instituto de Estudios Internacionales de Ginebra señala que el problema va agravándose. En su informe anual, el citado organismo subraya que si bien el problema de las armas en Irak destacó por la dimensión y la rapidez, en Latinoamérica se desarrolló "gradualmente" y "con mayor severidad". Los países de la región latinoamericana y caribeña registran entre 69.500 y 84.000 asesinatos cada año, de manera que "el nivel de muertos por armas de... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : El Tempio (Bogota)

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États-Unis

30 June 2004

Chicago Tribune, Letter

The Chicago Tribune is to be commended for presenting both sides of the issue of women and guns ("Weapons of mass possession," May 5). But one key assertion by the gun lobby is fundamentally in error: Female firearms ownership is not on the rise. Surveys by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, some of which were funded by the Joyce Foundation, show that the percentage of women who personally owned a handgun peaked in 1993 at 10.7 percent... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

30 June 2004

ABC News (Australia)

The police have given gun owners until 5pm AEST today to surrender their illegal weapons. The firearms amnesty and national handgun buyback will end today, having removed more than 10,500 weapons from New South Wales. From tomorrow, illegal gun owners could face 14 years in jail if caught by the... (GunPolicy.org)

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