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Gun Policy News, 1 December 2004

États-Unis

1 December 2004

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — A gun buyback program will continue for the 11th year, even though it fell short of its fund-raising goal. Officials with Goods for Guns of Allegheny County had feared they may have to delay the swap in early November because they hadn't raised enough money. The group had raised just $5,000 at that time, but has since collected a total of $16,000. That's still short of the $20,000 goal, but organizers said it's enough. The program collects about 500... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 December 2004

Associated Press

BOSTON — With a quick electronic scan of a fingerprint, gun shop owners in Massachusetts will know immediately if a customer is eligible to buy a weapon, using a system that officials say is the first of its kind in the nation. The Massachusetts Instant Record Check System, developed over the past six years with nearly $7 million in technology grant money, will be in place in all police departments and gun shops across the state by next summer. It is currently... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

1 December 2004

News24 (South Africa)

JOHANNESBURG — A three-month amnesty period to hand-in any illegal firearms and ammunition begins on January 1 2005, the department of safety and security said on Wednesday. The department said: "For a period of 90 days starting from January 1 2005, until March 31 2005, the public will be given an opportunity to surrender illegal firearms and ammunition in their possession to any police station in South Africa without fear of prosecution." Safety and Security... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

1 December 2004

BBC News

A campaign to get more guns off Nottingham's streets has been launched. The amnesty, which carries the slogan, "Not in Nottingham. Not in MY City", comes weeks after the death of the St Ann's teenager Danielle Beccan. Weapons can be handed in at Oxclose Lane, Radford Road, The Meadows and Central police stations over the next two weeks. Danielle's former headteacher, Valerie Penny-Stewart attended the launch in the Old Market Square. Celebrity support Ms... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 December 2004

Los Angeles Times

A San Bernardino County judge on Tuesday sentenced former Sheriff Floyd Tidwell to three years' probation and fined him $10,000 for concealing guns that he took from evidence rooms while in office, ruling against a prosecutor's request to send the ex-lawman to prison. Tidwell took 523 guns during his tenure as sheriff, which ended in 1991, and in May pleaded guilty to four felony counts of concealing stolen property related to the thefts. Prosecutors agreed to reduce... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 December 2004

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Indiana)

Indiana lawmakers hesitant to set reasonable restrictions on gun ownership should take note of a survey released last week that shows the majority of Hoosiers want some gun laws strengthened. The change Indiana residents want most is elimination of a loophole that allows people to buy guns at gun shows without a background check. State legislators need to listen to their constituents and enact common-sense gun laws that protect Hoosiers, and the gun-show loophole is... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 December 2004

Pasadena Star News (California), Editorial

Former San Bernardino County Sheriff Floyd Tidwell's plea bargain on charges of stealing more than 500 guns during his tenure has led to a reduced sentence that saves the public nothing, even as it saves Tidwell from going to prison. Justice, indeed, has been cheated. And so have law-abiding citizens, who expect that San Bernardino County's one-time top law enforcement officer be held liable for his transgressions. Instead, Judge J. Michael Welch on Tuesday reduced... (GunPolicy.org)

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