Trouvez des Faits

Prévention de la violence armée, lois sur le contrôle des armes à feu et commerce des armes légères :

Gun Policy News, 8 December 2004

États-Unis

8 December 2004

KAKE-TV News (Kansas)

A Sedgwick County sheriff's detective is doing well, and should be out of the hospital Thursday, after accidentally shooting himself. It happened Wednesday at a shooting range at Pawnee and Meridian. Now there are questions about what caused the gun to go off. For any Sedgwick County officer's gun to fire, Sergeant Dave Mattingly, who's assisting in the investigation, says the officer's finger must be on the trigger. Sgt. Dave Mattingly says, "One of the reasons the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : KAKE-TV News (Kansas)

11756

États-Unis

8 December 2004

Union Leader (New Hampshire)

LONDONDERRY — The National Rifle Association yesterday refused to quell local speculation that it would not help finance Londonderry High School senior Blake Douglass' lawsuit against the school district for refusing to publish his submitted yearbook photo featuring a broke-open shotgun. "We don't comment on pending legal matters," NRA spokesman Ashley Varner said in a phone interview yesterday. Douglass attorney Penny Dean, who filed a complaint against... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Union Leader (New Hampshire)

14570

États-Unis

8 December 2004

Los Angeles Times

Leaving bake sales behind, local women raffle off rifles to pay for a new school fence. LAMPASAS, Texas — In years past, the Hanna Springs Intermediate School parents' association raised money by selling cookies and pies. Last year, there was a carnival with balloons and games. This year, it's firearms — two of them, including a top-of-the-line rifle, a scope and two boxes of ammunition — that will be raffled off today at high noon. "Bake sales are a thing of... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Los Angeles Times

14573

États-Unis

8 December 2004

Sun-Sentinel (Florida)

Attorneys for Pam Grunow, the widow of murdered Lake Worth Middle School teacher Barry Grunow, told an appeals court Tuesday that the murder weapon was nothing but a cheap, poorly manufactured handgun designed solely to be used for crime. The attorneys are asking the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach to reinstate a jury's decision that the gun's distributor, Sunrise-based Valor Corp., should pay Grunow and her two children $1.2 million in damages. Palm... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Sun-Sentinel (Florida)

16204

États-Unis

8 December 2004

CBS News (USA)

NEW YORK — BB or pellet guns are topping the wish lists of some kids this holiday season. But The Early Show correspondent MelindaMurphyreports that these guns aren't toys. They're called non-powdered guns, which basically means they don't use gun powder to shoot. But don't let that fool you. These guns still pack a powerful punch. "It's that call you never want to get as a parent. Then it happens to you and it's a shock," says BillBarlow, father of six-year-old... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : CBS News (USA)

16205

Canada

8 December 2004

Toronto Star (Ontario), Editorial

The federal gun registry is a crucial investment in the safety of all Canadians. So it is puzzling that a Liberal Member of Parliament wants to scrap it despite evidence it works. Parliament is to vote tomorrow on motions by Roger Gallaway (Sarnia-Lambton) that would strip $96 million from the registry this fiscal year. If passed, these measures would effectively close the registry. Such a move would please those who say the firearms program, which suffered huge... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Toronto Star (Ontario)

16206

États-Unis

8 December 2004

Patriot Ledger (Massachusetts)

QUINCY — City residents seeking a license to carry a gun are facing tougher scrutiny from Police Chief Robert Crowley, who says people need to have a good reason to pack a pistol. "There has to be a need, a legitimate and specific purpose. Why do you need to carry a gun?" said Crowley, who took over the department in July. "If there is a reason, then you're qualified. I'm looking at the specifics of every individual case." Crowley says his approach isn't an overhaul... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Patriot Ledger (Massachusetts)

16207

Canada

8 December 2004

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

OTTAWA — Liberal MP Roger Gallaway said last night he will drop plans that would have forced a separate vote on funding for the federal gun registry. Mr. Gallaway said he met with colleagues yesterday and decided to withdraw his motion because it had no chance of winning. But he added that he and the Liberal MPs who had backed his attempt to cut funds to the expensive and much-hated gun registry would renew the fight at another time. "Let me say to the people... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Globe & Mail (Toronto)

16208

États-Unis

8 December 2004

Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)

Student treated and released, but woman could face charges A woman carrying a handgun in her purse may face charges after the gun discharged and wounded a 14-year-old student outside a Jackson school on Tuesday. Tishawunna Funchess, 28, address unavailable, was carrying a .22 caliber handgun about 3 p.m. outside Emmanuel Christian Academy, 1023 Langley Ave., said Cmdr. Eric Wall. The woman, a member of Emmanuel Apostolic Tabernacle, was visiting someone, church... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)

16209

Australie

8 December 2004

Townsville Bulletin (Queensland)

A Melbourne man with a gun fetish planned to kill himself during a 25-hour service station siege to demonstrate his pain over an unrequited love, a court was told today. Damir Horvat, 37, went into a Shell service station in the north-west suburb of Gladstone Park just after 9pm on June 13 with an M1 Carbine military rifle, a homemade hand gun and a blue folder containing expressions of love for a female attendant, the Victorian County Court heard. He surrendered to... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Townsville Bulletin (Queensland)

16210

États-Unis

8 December 2004

Portland Press Herald (Maine)

Federal and state law enforcement agencies are launching a campaign today to cut down on gun violence, especially gun crimes associated with domestic violence. "Victims of domestic abuse are vulnerable victims, and keeping guns out of the hands of those who abuse their wives, girlfriends or the mothers of their children is absolutely essential to make Maine a safe state," said U.S. Attorney Paula Silsby. Silsby plans to attend a news conference today with Gov. John... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Portland Press Herald (Maine)

16211

États-Unis

8 December 2004

New York Times, Editorial

When President Bush signs off on Congress's fecklessness and approves the $388 billion omnibus spending bill, he will be ratifying the way his fellow Republicans used their juggernaut budget process to undermine one of his most touted programs: special aid to state and local governments to prosecute black-market gun crimes. Mr. Bush had earmarked $45 million for local grants next year, but Congress saw fit to erase these funds in the frenzy of passing the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : New York Times

16212