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Gun Policy News, 21 July 2004

États-Unis

21 July 2004

Contra Costa Times (California)

Three of the five Oakland police officers killed at work in the last 10 years died in sprays of bullets from banned assault weapons or legal "copycat" firearms. That statistic was telling enough for Police Chief Richard Word to join gun-control advocates and acting Richmond Police Chief Charles Bennett in calling for an extension and strengthening of the 1994 federal assault weapons ban. "They are designed to spray an area. They are designed to kill people," Word... (GunPolicy.org)

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Géorgie,Russie

21 July 2004

Messenger (Georgia)

Russia is shipping useless ammunition and arms from different military bases to the Tskhinvali region in a ploy to challenge Georgia, officials in Tbilisi claim. Deputy Minister of State Security Gigi Ugulava stated at a briefing on Tuesday that Russia is sending mainly useless firearms and other military equipment. They will be first delivered to the Tskhinvali population and then withdrawn from them by the de facto government. This, Ugulava stated, is being done to... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 July 2004

Associated Press

PORTLAND — Groups against gun violence have intensified an effort in the waning days of this session of Congress to convince lawmakers to renew a federal ban on assault weapons that is scheduled to expire in September. Since Mother's Day, the Million Mom March and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence have traveled the country with "Halt the Assault" rallies to raise awareness of the Sept. 13 expiration on the federal assault weapons ban. On Tuesday, only eight... (GunPolicy.org)

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Turquie

21 July 2004

Cumhuriyet (Turkey)

Turkish mother Ozlem and Scottish father David Grimason of Alistair who was shot dead by a stray bullet in Foca town of Izmir last summer when he was 2.5 years old said about 36 years sentence, "the Turkish court has done his duty. This case should be a lesson against individual... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

21 July 2004

Sydney Morning Herald

There has been a sea change in public attitudes to firearms since 1988, when the issue helped to unseat the Unsworth government, says the Police Minister, John Watkins. Inspecting 10,255 seized weapons, part of those surrendered under the NSW firearms amnesty and the national handgun buy-back from last October to June 30, Mr Watkins said yesterday many people were now willing to co-operate. In three NSW firearms amnesties since 1995, more than 237,000 weapons have... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 July 2004

Scripps Howard News Service (USA), Opinion

THE COP: Officer Colleen Waibel of Portland, Ore., was struck by multiple gunshots from a Norinco SKS 7.6mm rifle on January 27, 1998, after entering a home while working a drug case. THE AD: "AK MAGAZINE FED … SKS SPORTER 7.62X39 CAL … We Have The Only Ones In The US!! … Only $179.95 each." From "Officer Down: Assault Weapons and the War on Law Enforcement," a May 2003 Violence Policy Center study Sadly, but hardly surprisingly, President Bush seems to have... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 July 2004

Associated Press

DENVER — Former President Clinton met with survivors and families of victims of the Columbine High School massacre Tuesday night, vowing to help them raise the $2.5 million for a memorial to the 12 students and a teacher who died. Clinton spoke at a hotel gala that was expected to raise more than $300,000. "He actually instigated the idea for (the memorial) a couple of years ago," said Brian Rohrbough, whose son, Danny, died at Columbine. "I think it's nice that he... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 July 2004

Detroit Free Press

LANSING, Michigan — Gov. Jennifer Granholm's vow to lock up prison parolees caught with a gun sends a tough message to the streets. She'll send the bill to taxpayers. About 400 additional prison beds will be needed during the next year for parole violators who are caught with guns or who associate with others who carry guns, according to an estimate by state corrections officials. By 2009, the number of additional inmates will rise to around 1,000 and then... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Nouvelle Zélande

21 July 2004

TVNZ (New Zealand)

The powerful US gun lobby seems poised for victory in a high profile battle to end a ban on some assault weapons and experts say it has also been piling up numerous quiet victories at the state level. A federal ban on certain military-style semi-automatic weapons enacted in 1994 is due to expire on September 13. The Republican congressional leadership, backed by the National Rifle Association and other gun groups, seems determined to allow the law to lapse. Gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

21 July 2004

WTNH Channel 8

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — A new Wal-Mart store that opened in New Haven will not be selling guns. This comes after local officials took a stand against the store selling the firearms. When the discount chain opened today in New Haven it did so without any of those weapons. The new store is on Foxon Blvd. New Haven officials asked the company not to sell guns and the company complied. Many customers are happy the new Wal-Mart will not sell guns. Darlene Ross... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leone

21 July 2004

Associated Press

FREETOWN — Witness TF-1196 told her story: Rebels used machetes to hack all movement and life out of her husband. Then a rebel young enough to be her child raped her. She raised the rounded tips of her arms to show why she had not signed her statement, delivered before a U.N.-backed war crimes court for the diamond-rich west African nation of Sierra Leone. "After they had killed my husband, a rebel … chopped off my right and left hands with a cutlass, into four... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nations Unies

21 July 2004

AlterNet, Opinion

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the specter of mobile chemical labs, dirty nuclear bombs, anthrax spores, sarin gas, and other weapons of mass destruction has fueled popular fears and inspired countless anti-terrorism initiatives. While the fear of bombing and attacks is real, here is a surprising fact: The most deadly weapon in the world today is legal, accessible and dirt cheap. The AK-47, the M-16 and other so-called "small arms" are responsible for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

21 July 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

SYDNEY — Two World War II-era sub-machine guns and an Israeli army pistol are among thousands of weapons to be destroyed by NSW police this week. A gun amnesty, which began last October with a national buyback scheme, ended earlier this month after netting more than 12,000 illegal weapons. Of those, 8560 were rifles, 2246 shotguns, 1156 handguns and 113 other weapons, police said. Another 17,000 handguns and 68,000 parts were bought back and $A25.4 million paid in... (GunPolicy.org)

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