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Gun Policy News, 24 August 2004


24 August 2004

Australian Associated Press

Queenslanders found with illegal firearms after the present gun amnesty ended would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, Police Minister Judy Spence said today. Ms Spence said more than 1000 guns had been surrendered or registered in the first two months of the amnesty, which ends on December 31. The amnesty began on July 1, giving owners of illegal firearms, who missed the hand gun buy-back scheme which ended in June, a second chance to give up their weapons... (

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24 August 2004

Philadelphia Inquirer

In a case with potentially broad implications for the firearms industry, a Pennsylvania gun dealer has agreed to pay $850,000 to a Philadelphia woman whose son was killed with a handgun the dealer sold to an illegal "straw buyer" in 1997. Though the dealer, Jon K. Sauers, owner of Sauers Trading in South Williamsport, sold the gun legally, the purchaser, Perry J. Bruce of Williamsport, had repeatedly bought small handguns from him and resold them on the street. On... (

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Afrique du Sud

24 August 2004

Pretoria BuaNews (South Africa)

KwaZulu-Natal continues to take the lead in destroying the most number of illegal firearms and today over 1000 weapons were destroyed by police in Prospecton, south of Durban, as part of Operation Sethunya. Sethunya was launched primarily to recover unlicensed firearms and ammunition and to ensure compliance with the Firearms Control Act. It forms part of a number of projects and operations that the South African Police Service (SAPS) has embarked on nationally to... (

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24 August 2004

Evening Standard (London)

Britain has sent more than 180 tons of arms to war-torn Sudan in the last three years, according to the United Nations. The revelation, which will embarrass Foreign Secretary Jack Straw as he visits Darfur today, is contained in the official UN commodity trade database, Comtrade, which compiles information supplied by national customs services. During his visit to the Abu Shouk refugee camp, Mr Straw is expected to condemn what he described as the "atrocities"... (

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24 August 2004

Decatur Daily (Alabama), Editorial

The death of a 4-year-old boy in Birmingham on Saturday should remind lawmakers and gun owners alike of the ease with which they could protect children from accidental shootings. Willie White Jr. died when the loaded and unlocked pistol in his home discharged. The child was by no means unique. One-third of all households contain both children and guns. In 2002, emergency rooms treated 800 children age 14 and under for accidental gunshot wounds. In 2001, 72... (

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États-Unis,Puerto Rico

24 August 2004

Nuevo Dia (Puerto Rico)

SAN JUAN — El Proyecto Caribeño de Justicia y Paz pidió hoy al pueblo ser "bien crítico" en torno a la controversia sobre la legalización de la fabricación, venta y distribución de armas largas. Wanda Colón, portavoz de la organización pacifista establecida en el 1973, dijo que la fabricación de armas largas y semiautomáticas es contraria al reclamo de control de armas que se hace en todo el mundo. "El aumento en la cantidad de perdidas de vidas humanas... (

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24 August 2004

New York Times, Book review

"Burn Unit: Saving Lives After the Flames," by Barbara Ravage. Da Capo Press, $26. "Private Guns, Public Health," by David Hemenway. University of Michigan Press, $27.95. Fire and guns are powerful tools, but their benefits are sometimes overshadowed by the death and injuries they inflict. Fire burns more than a million Americans each year, more than half of them children. On an average day in this country, guns are used to kill some 80 people and wound another... (

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