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Gun Policy News, 9 August 2004

États-Unis

9 August 2004

Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh), Editorial

While the Bush administration is trying to be vigilant against foreign enemies who would do America harm, it is dropping the ball on a domestic threat: the more than 7,000 people who bought guns in 2002 and 2003 but should have been barred from doing so. Federal law requires that gun buyers wait up to three days before receiving a purchased weapon. The waiting period was set by Congress in 1993 under the Brady Act to prevent fugitives, previous criminals, drug... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

9 August 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Police issued 20,000 gun licences over the past 10 years with no system to monitor their use, Internal Security Minister Bire Kimisopa has revealed. "On record, the police licensing branch issued more than 20,000 firearm licenses with no surveillance and monitoring procedures set over the last 10 years," Mr Kimisopa said. "The firearm fees levied for new licenses of K150 per license continues to be a joke given the easy access to firearms. "Renewals are often done... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonésie

9 August 2004

Straits Times (Singapore )

Indonesia is far from being the Wild, Wild West, but gun owners and dealers say that more people now go around 'loaded', and having a gun has become a status symbol of sorts for the wealthy and the middle class. Mr Steven Djajadiningrat, a top executive at one of this country's biggest financial institutions, firmly believes it is his God-given right to bear arms and will not leave the house without his trusted Walther PPK strapped to his left ankle. The 41-year-old... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 August 2004

Los Angeles Times

ALTURAS, California — Patricia Cantrall, nicknamed the "Annie Oakley of Modoc County," straps her .38 backward on her left hip. "I prefer the cross draw," said the gregarious 65-year-old county supervisor and part-time café waitress. Cantrall and about 270 fellow residents of this sparsely populated corner of northeastern California routinely carry concealed handguns. When it comes to packing heat — at least legally — no other county in the state surpasses... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 August 2004

Washington Post, Opinion

Every time you turn around, Sen. John F. Kerry is shooting something. Not with a camera. With a gun. At the Gunslick Trap Club in Wisconsin last month, the Massachusetts Democrat blew away 17 of 25 clay targets. On a recent flier put out by the Laborers' International Union, he's depicted as a "lifelong hunter." And in one of his own campaign commercials, he's pictured toting a shotgun. Why so much macho? The answer is simple: The powerful National Rifle Association... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie,Bulgarie

9 August 2004

Sofia Echo (Bulgaria)

Kalashnikov automatic rifles are quite popular in Bulgaria due to two facts — large quantities of them are manufactured in the country, and they are usually involved in spectacular criminal shootings. However, the Kalashnikov is causing Bulgaria further embarrassment damaging its image abroad. Its is reported that Kalashnikovs have been illegally exported to war-torn countries by Bulgarian traders, and as the Associated Press reported on July 29, they have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 August 2004

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Sometimes Brandon Maxfield forgets. He'll be cruising down the street with his best friend, talking about pro wrestling, music and girls, when it dawns on him with a familiar flash of embarrassment that it isn't his rainbow-spiked hair people are staring at. "Then I'll be like, oh yeah, I'm in a wheelchair," said the Willits, Calif. teenager, who was paralyzed from the neck down a decade ago and gets around by manipulating mechanical sensors behind... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 August 2004

Philadelphia Inquirer

With Philadelphia's murder pace stuck at six deaths every seven days — most from gunshot wounds — police say part of the blame rests with people such as Maurice Jackson. In 2001, Jackson, a city resident who had no arrest record, went to four area gun shops and bought nine semiautomatic handguns in just 10 days. That was perfectly legal. Then he turned them over to a fellow Philadelphian, Tarum Gibbs, who had a record of drug and firearms violations dating back a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bulgarie,Iraq

9 August 2004

Neues Deutschland (Germany)

Summary by Bulgarian News Agency (BTA): The United States are supplying the new Iraqi army with Bulgarian Kalashnikov guns, German Neues Deutschland newspaper reports. Instead of buying the guns from Russia, where they are more expensive, the Americans are purchasing them from Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Arsenal company produces the guns for less than USD 100, the German article reads on. The newspaper reported that the Iraqi army is being equipped with the Bulgarian... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 August 2004

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts — Entertainer Bill Cosby plans to meet with community leaders and police later this month to help organize a rally against street violence. Cosby, who has a home in rural Shelburne, about 50 miles northwest of Springfield, made his remarks following a ceremony Thursday at the Basketball Hall of Fame honoring 14 young women who overcame obstacles to graduate from high school and attend college. Cosby, whose son Ennis was murdered in 1997... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

9 August 2004

Los Angeles Times, Editorial

Poll after poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly support lifting President Bush's constricted stem-cell research policy and renewing the expiring federal assault gun ban. Yet the president's reelection game plan is trumping the desires of most Americans and, apparently, a majority in Congress. Bills that would accomplish both critical goals are stalled. Congressional leaders, taking their cue from a president anxious to please a loyal minority of hard-right voters,... (GunPolicy.org)

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