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Gun Policy News, 5 January 2007

États-Unis,Nations Unies

5 January 2007

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

With its chilling warnings about a "marching axis of adversaries" and sinister pictures of innocent citizens being terrorised by evil, it could easily be mistaken for a government battle plan against a global jihad. But Freedom in Peril, a 27-page booklet, is actually the work of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the largest pro-gun lobby in the United States, and the "danger" of which it warns is the revitalised Democratic Party. In what detractors have dubbed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

5 January 2007

Sydney Morning Herald

Counter Terrorism police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Sydney gun dealer over the theft of seven rocket launchers from the Australian military allegedly for sale to a major underworld figure and suspected terrorist. Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the man supplied two rocket launchers to one man and five others to another individual who is facing terror charges on another matter. The gun dealer was arrested early today... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2007

Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — A woman watching New Year's Eve fireworks from a picnic table found out that her bra can do more than lift and support: It also slowed a falling bullet. The .45-caliber bullet struck Debbie Bingham, 46, after someone fired a gun into the air about 20 minutes before midnight. She still needed stitches, but the wound might have been much worse except for the bra strap, police spokesman George Kajtsa said. Bingham, who was in town from... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2007

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

OLYMPIA — Heading into the 2007 Legislature, leading lawmakers are reluctant to pass new gun-control measures despite last year's mass killing on Capitol Hill, a downtown office shooting and this week's gun slaying of a Tacoma high school student. Insiders and experts say the gun lobby's influence may be too strong, politicians' courage too weak and the number of gun victims still too low to prompt action. In Seattle, where aggravated assaults with guns rose 19... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

5 January 2007

BBC News

Three Lithuanians have been jailed for a total of 32 years for plotting to smuggle guns into the UK. Darius Stankunas, 34, Orestas Bubliauskas, 34, and Andrius Gurskas, 26, were caught in east London in May after a police surveillance operation. They admitted conspiring to import converted pistols, silencers and ammunition, a court heard. The judge described them as "merchants of death" and called for tougher sentencing powers against gunmen. The men were... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2007

WKMG-TV News (Florida)

HAMPTON, Georgia — The 3-year-old son of a police officer got a hold of his dad's gun and fatally shot himself. Investigators said Marcus Kitt woke up just after midnight and found the gun in a closet in his parent's bedroom in Clayton County, Ga. He shot himself and died at the scene. The toddler's father, also named Marcus Kitt, is a Henry County, Ga., police officer. He was out of town on business. The boy's mother was asleep and woke up to the sound of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2007

Newsday (New York)

The garden gnome didn't stand a chance against the AK-47. Aiming the assault weapon, Suffolk County police firearms instructor Frank Cavalieri squeezed off three rounds and the hapless statue fell apart in chunks Friday at the Police Department's Firearms Training Range in Westhampton. There, Cavalieri demonstrated some of the 510 guns that Suffolk residents turned in to the police in exchange for money as part of a recent gun buyback amnesty program. "We gave them... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 January 2007

Cox News Service (USA), Column

The National Rifle Association is a powerful pro-gun lobby with bags and bags of money that it spends to elect beholden politicians who can be counted on ever after to oppose any sort of gun control. The NRA is also a ring-pull doll. It doesn't know much, but what it knows it knows over and over and over. And what it knows now is that the incoming Congress, with a Democratic majority, is a menace like no other Americans have faced. The Washington Post got its hands on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalie

5 January 2007

Los Angeles Times

MOGADISHU, Somalia — As Somalia's parliament prepared to convene for the first time since the transitional government took control of this capital last week, the prime minister vowed Thursday to begin seizing heavy weapons in Mogadishu, by force if necessary. Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi predicted that the gun collection would go peacefully, however, saying the government had reached deals with major businesspeople and warlords holding about 60% of the city's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud,Australie

5 January 2007

Cape Times (Cape Town), Column

This Christmas season has seen the usual depressing litany of stories from around the country, of husbands shooting wives, criminals shooting cops, people blowing their brains out with guns, children dying in shooting accidents, and the general mayhem and chaos associated with our armed-to-the-teeth society. And, as in the classical definition of a litany (that of a series of prayer invocations which are followed by an unvarying response), any call to outlaw guns is... (GunPolicy.org)

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