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Gun Policy News, 10 December 2004

Colombie

10 December 2004

BBC News

Colombia's top paramilitary commander, Salvatore Mancuso, has handed in his weapons, along with more than 1,000 of his fighters. The move, welcomed by the government, represents the largest demobilisation so far by the right-wing AUC group. The group have pledged to disarm all their 20,000 fighters by the end of next year as part of a peace process. In a dramatic statement Mr Mancuso, wanted by the US for drug-trafficking, asked the world for forgiveness. "With... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2004

USA Today

Ronald Honeycutt didn't hesitate. The Pizza Hut driver had just finished dropping off a delivery when a man holding a gun approached him. Honeycutt wasn't about to become another robbery statistic. He grabbed the 9 mm handgun he always carries in his belt and shot the man more than 10 times, killing him. Honeycutt faced no criminal charges, because prosecutors decided that he acted in self-defense. But the 39-year-old did lose his job: Carrying a gun violated Pizza... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2004

Chicago Sun-Times

A hunter was arrested in McHenry County on Thursday after police said his errant shotgun blast blew out two windows on a passing school bus. None of the more than 20 children on the bus was injured in the shooting on Illinois 173 just east of U.S. 12, said McHenry County sheriff's Sgt. Karen Groves. Authorities said they don't believe the hunter — identified by police as Steven D. Carr, 35, of Grafton, Wis. — meant to hit the bus. But he was still arrested and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brésil

10 December 2004

Associated Press

BRASILIA, Brazil — The government on Thursday extended a successful gun buyback program for six months with hopes of taking as many as 500,000 firearms off the streets. Brazilians have turned in more than 200,000 guns since the program was launched in July, Justice Minister Marcio Thomaz Bastos said. The program will now run through June 2005 "Our original goal was to collect 80,000 weapons by December 23," Bastos said at a ceremony in which a steamroller destroyed... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2004

Philadelphia Inquirer

The son of a woman convicted of stealing more than $1 million from a Montgomery County synagogue is the subject of a 51-count federal indictment that accuses him of taking more than $10 million from a nationwide firearms manufacturer. Former Fort Washington resident Denis I. Shusterman, 43, of Carlsbad, Calif., was charged yesterday by federal prosecutors in Philadelphia with embezzling the money over a period of seven years from Kimber Mfg. Inc. of Yonkers, N.Y.,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2004

Associated Press

BAYONNE, New Jersey — Researchers are making progress in developing "smart gun" technology, but it will still be at least five years before a New Jersey law requiring it can take effect, officials said Thursday. Using sensors in the grip, the technology would prevent a handgun from being fired by anyone but its owner. Scientists, politicians and police officers attended a demonstration Thursday of a system being developed at New Jersey Institute of Technology that... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2004

Associated Press

MIDLAND — A brazen crew of thieves is suspected of breaking into gun shops in three mid-Michigan counties during the past month and stealing 41 weapons, including many handguns. Owners of some firearms stores are so concerned they have armed themselves and their employees. "There are times I would get comfortable and not feel I have to carry all the time," said Sue Bare, owner of Bare's, a shooting-sports retailer in St. Charles. "Now I'm carrying all the time.All... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

10 December 2004

News-Leader (Missouri)

Some officials think it's because the law doesn't require permit to keep a gun in car. The novelty of having a pistol legally concealed beneath your coat or hidden in a boot appears to be wearing off in Missouri, with concealed-carry permit applications dwindling to fewer than one or two a week in many counties. "Everybody I talk to says they are not having their doors knocked down with people wanting permits," said Stone County Sheriff Richard Hill, president of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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