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Gun Policy News, 19 July 2004

États-Unis

19 July 2004

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Only about 4.5 percent of the nation's federally licensed gun dealers are checked each year to ensure they comply with firearms laws, far below the goals set by the agency that does the exams, the Justice Department said Monday. At that rate, it would take the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 22 years to inspect all 104,000 federally licensed gun dealers, said a review by Glenn A. Fine, the Justice Department inspector general. ATF's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 July 2004

Denver Post (Colorado)

Congress has stopped a federal agency from releasing to the public records on guns used in crimes and may prevent their release in lawsuits against the gun industry as well. Proponents call the restriction necessary to protect sensitive law-enforcement information and avoid exposing undercover officers involved in gun-trafficking investigations. Critics fume that the gun industry simply doesn't want the public — or cities suing gun manufacturers for negligence —... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 July 2004

Wichita Eagle (Kansas)

WASHINGTON — Gun laws fuel some of America's stormiest political debates. By sponsoring recent controversial gun legislation, Todd Tiahrt is developing a reputation as a lawmaker who doesn't mind being a lightning rod. Tiahrt "hasn't been a name on the radar screen, but he's moved right up there" by sponsoring an amendment that helps gun manufacturers, said Jon Vernick, a director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins University in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 July 2004

New York Times, Editorial

The latte grande at the Starbucks in Tysons Corner, Va., must have seemed extra steamy last month when two college students bellied up to the bar packing pistols on their hips, as casually as if they wore cellphones. Someone called the police, who confiscated the handguns and charged the students. But wait: the Catch-22 in Virginia's enfeebled gun control laws has kicked in. Sure there's a state law against carrying loaded firearms in public. But the lethal fine print... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 July 2004

Washington Post, Opinion

A decade ago I was privileged to lead a fight with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on what for me has become a deeply personal issue: the federal ban on assault weapons. These killing machines had no place on our streets in 1994 and they have no place now. Yet as the days pass, it is becoming clear that many members of Congress are content to skip through the summer months doing nothing while awaiting this fall's greatest prize — not the elections, but the sunset of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq,États-Unis

19 July 2004

Los Angeles Times, Opinion

When the United States turned over sovereignty to the new government of Iraq last month, it did so without confronting one of the most pressing problems facing the country: the millions of small arms and light weapons plaguing Iraq's security and threatening its stability. Excluding small arms from the long-term security plan is a deadly mistake. Since the declared end of major combat operations in May 2003, an average of one American has died every day in Iraq, and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 July 2004

Los Angeles Times

The number of California residents who can legally carry a gun has surged 28% since 2000, reaching the highest level in decades following a spike in applications after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, new state figures show. California sheriffs and police chiefs had issued more than 45,000 concealed weapon permits by the end of 2003, up about 10,000 in three years, including steep increases in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, according to the state Department... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 July 2004

Associated Press

Former President Clinton will meet privately with Columbine High School families on Tuesday and then speak at a fund-raiser expected to generate $300,000 toward a memorial to the victims of the 1999 massacre at the school. It will be Clinton's third visit to Denver to talk about Columbine. He was invited to speak at the fund-raiser after he asked a friend about progress on the memorial, said Bob Easton, chairman of the Columbine Memorial Committee. Clinton was... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 July 2004

NBC 11 News (USA)

An attorney for the parents of a 15-year-old Berkeley boy who was killed in a gun accident 10 years ago told jurors Monday that he will present evidence that the gunmaker Beretta USA was largely responsible for the boy's death. In his opening statement in a trial in Alameda County Superior Court, Elliot Peters said the evidence in the case will show that Beretta failed to design its guns to make it easy to see when a bullet is in the chamber and sold a defective... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 July 2004

USA Today

A choking haze filled the hallways, spreading like an impenetrable fog. Larry Hansel, a technician who'd been laid off from Elgar, a San Diego-based electronics company, shot out the company switchboard and set off homemade bombs. They were diversionary tactics. As fire scorched the walls and employees scrambled for cover, Hansel wielded a 12-gauge shotgun and searched the second-floor corridors for executives on his hit list. Larry Hansel is serving a life sentence... (GunPolicy.org)

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