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Gun Policy News, 28 July 2004

Afrique du Sud

28 July 2004

InterPress Service

JOHANNESBURG — A recent brutal murder of a university student and the shooting of a soccer coach by a referee has rekindled the long-running debate about gun control in South Africa. The debate heightened after the body of Leigh Mathews, who was kidnapped on Jul. 9, was found dumped in South Africa's commercial hub, Johannesburg, nearly two weeks later. Police say 21-year-old university student had been shot. They gave no details. Just a week later a soccer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie

28 July 2004

Associated Press

MOSCOW — The Kalashnikov, like vodka, seems quintessentially Russian. But, as with vodka, plenty of other countries make versions of the assault rifle, and Russia's arms export agency isn't flattered. It doesn't help that the foreign versions come cheaper. The Kalashnikov isn't the most sophisticated or accurate gun, but its simplicity and reliability have made it the world's most popular automatic weapon: An estimated 100 million have been produced over the last... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

28 July 2004

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Saying a newly revised Missouri law bars such legal action, a state appeals court refused Tuesday to reinstate the city's lawsuit that sought compensation from gunmakers, distributors and related trade groups for gun-related injuries. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay called the ruling by the three-judge Missouri Court of Appeals disappointing, adding that it was not yet clear whether the city would further appeal. "Our lawyers are reviewing the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

28 July 2004

Virginian-Pilot, Editorial

The video was chilling. As two Suffolk parents busied themselves with target practice, their 3-year-old son busied himself with inspecting and pointing a handgun at his face. He'd found the gun in the trunk of the family car. Meanwhile, two rifles leaned against the outside of the car. The boy's parents, Bob and Joni Allen, told WAVY News 10 that the handgun wasn't loaded. Thank goodness both the toddler and the parents didn't find out the hard way that they may have... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlande

28 July 2004

Irish Examiner

New crime figures have shown that gun crime in Ireland is on the increase. The results for the second quarter of this year have revealed that the number of raids on security vans has almost doubled. This has prompted the introduction of new state-of-the-art vehicles by security firms. The figures also revealed the number of rape cases are up but figures for drug crime are... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlande

28 July 2004

Politics.ie website (Ireland), Opinion

Any satisfaction with the overall reduction in crime levels shown in the latest quarterly crime figures has to be counter-balanced by serious concern at the huge increase in the number of offences involving the use of firearms. These figures confirm that the use and discharge of firearms is again a major problem and that there is a real danger that unless firm action is taken a Garda or a security man or an innocent civilian will be shot dead in the course of one of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

28 July 2004

Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)

Federal security officials are turning to the National Rifle Association to help curb gun violations at airports. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration wants the NRA, the nation's biggest pro-gun group, to educate its 4 million members about federal gun laws at airports. The move is intended to counter a growing number of firearms violations at airports. Both groups confirmed talks are under way, but disclosed few details. "We're having informal talks... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

28 July 2004

Washington Post, Editorial

Ever since July 1 — when yet another gun-lovers' law loosened up Virginia's already lax governance of weapons — it's been one big macho-fest for heat-packers who get their courage from strapping on pistols. Not every diner may relish the sight of six armed men at the next table, but unless the General Assembly comes to its senses next year, families out for a gathering will have to get used to pistols and ammo belts with their burgers and fries. As reported by The... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

28 July 2004

Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh), Editorial

Gun control is one thing. Maintaining the federal ban on assault weapons is something else. President George W. Bush and the Congress are coming right up to the wire on extending the legal ban on assault weapons. The Congress is currently in recess until Sept. 7, attending the political conventions, raising funds and campaigning for re-election. It will be in session for only a few days before the 10-year-old ban on assault weapons expires Sept. 13. The original... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

28 July 2004

Des Plaines Journal (Illinois), Opinion

Please note the following numbers, then sit back and think about the possible significance between crime, guns and firearms sales. In the report, "Selling Crime," the Americans for gun safety foundation reported that 54,694 of the 373,006 guns traced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) from 1996 through 2000 came from 120 stores in the United States. Half of those 120 dealers were in five states: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia and Georgia. To... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia

28 July 2004

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

MONROVIA — The United Nations has poured 15,000 peacekeepers into Liberia and more than 54,000 former combatants have been disarmed, but UN officials admit that not everyone is handing in a weapon and vast tracts of the West African country remain inaccessible to UN patrols. Officially the news is very upbeat. Asked how the UN-supervised Demilitarisation, Demobilisation, Reintegration and Rehabilitation (DDRR) programme in Liberia was going, UN Secretary General's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Nations Unies

28 July 2004

MinutemanMedia.org (USA), Opinion

As the threat of weapons of mass destruction spurs our government to action, a far more insidious threat endangers citizens around the world. The massive proliferation of guns! Gun trafficking has always been President Bush's blind spot in the war on terror. The inherent danger from the 4,000 gun shows a year in the United States, where terrorists and criminals can load their vans with countless weapons — no questions asked — may actually grow worse in the coming... (GunPolicy.org)

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