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Gun Policy News, 20 July 2004

États-Unis

20 July 2004

Hartford Courant (Connecticut )

WASHINGTON — Democrats are confident they finally have a gun issue they can enthusiastically run with, thanks to the Republicans. The 10-year ban on semiautomatic, assault-style weapons ends Sept. 13, and because there is likely to be no congressional action before then to extend it, a presidential campaign issue is ready to ignite. Democrats can claim hypocrisy, because President Bush has said he supports extending the ban but has done little to follow up. They... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

20 July 2004

East African Standard (Nairobi)

NAIROBI — Over 130,000 illicit arms are in circulation in Kenya yearly. Nyanza deputy Provincial Commissioner Stephen Ikua said yesterday added that the small arms had exacerbated conflicts and impacted negatively on security and economies of countries in the region. "The weapons spark refugee flow, undermine the rule of law and fan a culture of violence and impunity. The administrator was speaking during a workshop on small arms at a Kisumu hotel. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq

20 July 2004

San Francisco Chronicle

RAMADI, Iraq — The convoy leaves in the early morning, about 8 a.m., to beat the heat. A half-dozen humvees line the road inside the gate. The men gather around the convoy commander, listening to his orders. It's standard stuff. The vehicle order, the route, radio frequencies. "If you get hit with an IED (improvised explosive device, or roadside bomb), we'll get the medics to you right quick," he says. The men nod. They've heard this before. They're immune to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Turquie,Royaume-Uni

20 July 2004

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

Alistair Grimason has become a symbol for Turkey's anti-gun movement. His parents, David and Ozlem, launched a petition calling for tighter firearm laws after the two-year-old was shot dead. And in the wake of his death, their plight touched the people of Turkey, where he is known as "Ali Star". Such was the public's reaction, a street was named after the child — Ali Star Road — near where he was killed. Mr and Mrs Grimason launched a campaign calling for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

20 July 2004

San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, California — In a third trial of a case that drew national attention, an Oakland jury heard sharply contrasting opening statements Monday on whether a gun manufacturer should be held liable in the death of a 15-year-old Berkeley boy accidentally shot by his best friend. On May 29, 1994, Kenzo Dix was fatally shot at the Berkeley home of 14- year-old Michael Soe. Michael believed his father's Beretta 92 Compact L handgun was empty when he pulled the trigger,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

20 July 2004

ABC News (Australia)

A New South Wales gun buyback operating since last October has netted 30,000 firearms, with the last cache to be destroyed later this week. The buyback is part of a plan to outlaw a range of handguns across Australia and was agreed to after a proposal put forward by Prime Minister John Howard. A dual program has been operating — a buyback and an amnesty — with 50,000 tonnes of weapons to be melted down since it began. Police Minister John Watkins says it means... (GunPolicy.org)

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