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Gun Policy News, 7 September 2004

États-Unis

7 September 2004

Associated Press

OGDEN, Utah — A record number concealed-weapons permits may be revoked in Utah this year. There were 144 revocations during the first half of this year. If there is a similar number in the second half, the total will eclipse the record of 256 set in 2000. The state also is on pace to have the second highest number of concealed-weapon permit denials in 10 years, according to statistics recently released by the state Bureau of Criminal Identification. If the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 September 2004

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — With the federal ban on assault weapons set to expire next Monday, gun manufacturers are marketing military-style firearms and are ready to sell them as soon as Sept. 14, a consumer group said Tuesday. "The gun industry is champing at the bit for the ban to expire," said Susan Peschin, firearms project director at the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit association of 300 consumer groups that released the study. The consumer group interviewed... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 September 2004

The Hill (Washington, DC)

A week before the controversial assault-weapons ban is set to expire, law-enforcement officials are requesting a meeting with President Bush in hopes that he can exert pressure on Congress to renew the ban. But the White House has been mum on whether such a meeting is going to take place. In a recent letter to Bush, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and other law-enforcement groups asked to meet with the president "to share our perspective on... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 September 2004

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Monroe County Coroner David Toumey was hospitalized with a leg wound after accidentally shooting himself while trying to demonstrate gun safety. Toumey told The Herald-Times for a story published Saturday that he was demonstrating gun safety to some people at a Lake Monroe boat ramp about 11 p.m. Wednesday when he accidentally shot himself. He said that as he checked to make sure his weapon was unloaded, the gun discharged, and a bullet struck... (GunPolicy.org)

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Inde

7 September 2004

Rediff (India)

MUMBAI — As if Indians don't have enough problems to deal with, the Indian Ordnance Factories is adding to the stockpile of arms among the public by offering 0.32 revolvers for sale. An advertisement in a newspaper says 'General Manager, Small Arms Factory, Kanpur (an ISO: 9001:2000 certified unit) is pleased to announce that booking of IOF Make 0.32 Revolver is open to all Indian citizens.' The revolver costs Rs 62,116 and will be issued on a first-come-first-serve... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 September 2004

Houston Chronicle (Texas)

WASHINGTON — The fight to renew a favored ban on assault weapons effectively died Tuesday after the lead Senate sponsor of a bill to continue restrictions on the sale and manufacture of some semi-automatic weapons conceded defeat. "Absent the president twisting arms, it's nil," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., of the chances to get a bill passed before midnight Monday, when the law expires. President Bush has indicated he would sign an extension of the 1994... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie,États-Unis

7 September 2004

Collegiate Times (USA), Editorial

There is no such pain experienced by the grown heart as that caused by the death of a child. It is such an affront to the joy of life that even the most detached observer must begin to taste the unspeakable torment that spawns from it. But for those who most directly bear it, a child's death is a pain of a magnitude on can only begin to imagine. In the town of Beslan, Russia there are 156 families suffering this incomprehensible anguish — an anguish made even worse... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 September 2004

USA Today, Opinion

In 1994, Bill Clinton assured lawmakers that they'd be popular if they voted to ban semiautomatic firearms with certain cosmetic features. It backfired. Gun owners went to the polls in the next election and, for the first time in 134 years, unseated the speaker of the House. President Clinton even admitted that "the fight for the 'assault weapons ban' cost 20 members their seats in Congress." For making a lie into law, they paid the price. In 2000, Al Gore campaigned... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 September 2004

CBS News (USA)

"I'm a hunter and I believe in the Second Amendment, but I've never gone hunting with an AK-47." - Sen. John Kerry CBS News continues an election-year series titled "What Does It Mean To You?" focused on where the presidential candidates stand on major issues and how a vote for one or the other candidate might affect average people's lives. In this report, CBS News Correspondent Cynthia Bowers looks at the Bush and Kerry positions on gun control. Middle-school... (GunPolicy.org)

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