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Gun Policy News, 23 January 2007

Îles Salomon,Australie

23 January 2007

Sydney Morning Herald

The Solomon Islands' Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has delivered a stinging attack on the Australian Government over its trenchant opposition to his plans to form an armed police "close personal protection unit". "If the Australian Government and their sympathisers both here and abroad think that Solomon Islands Government will bow to their continuing bullying tactics, they better think again because nothing will deter us from implementing this sovereign... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A 23-year-old man told police he opened fire in a Kent restaurant last weekend — wounding five customers — because he was angry and drunk. Frank Evans' alleged confession is detailed in a probable-cause statement by police released Monday at a preliminary hearing in King County Superior Court. Evans was being held in jail on suspicion of attempted murder and first-degree assault, and his companion, Eugene Garrett, was being held on suspicion of assault. Bail for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

Philadelphia Daily News

Mayor Street joins a group of 50 mayors in Washington today pushing for new strategies to stanch the flow of illegal guns into American cities. With Pennsylvania hamstrung "with some of the most lax gun laws in all of the country," Street said, the mayors are pushing for "tougher laws to control illegal guns … This is a national movement to deal with the proliferation of guns." The coalition, known as Mayors Against Illegal Guns, formed last April in New York. In... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

Philadelphia Inquirer

Gun-control advocates joined Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson yesterday in calling for more prosecutions of gun dealers who sell to the gun-traffickers and straw purchasers fueling the violence plaguing Philadelphia and other cities. At City Hall, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence released a national report, "Shady Dealings: Illegal Gun Trafficking from Licensed Gun Dealers," that highlights more than two dozen cases — including nine in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

New York Times

States with the greatest number of guns in the home also have the highest rates of homicide, a new study finds. The study, in the February issue of Social Science and Medicine, looked at gun ownership in all 50 states and then compared the results with the number of people killed over a three-year period. The research, the authors said, "suggests that household firearms are a direct and an indirect source of firearms used to kill Americans both in their homes and on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie

23 January 2007

MosNews (Moscow)

A Russian policeman used a gun and grenades against own family killing his wife and daughter before being shot dead by his son-in-law, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday. The incident took place in a private house in the city of Makhachkala, in the South Russian internal republic of Dagestan. After a row with his wife, a local policemen threw two hand grenades in the room where his family members were and then opened fire at them, killing his wife and daughter... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

Los Angeles Times

To crack down on gangs and stem soaring violence in Compton, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca asked his deputies and detectives not just to investigate crime but to also probe where gang members were getting their guns. So sheriff's officials embarked on an unprecedented census to track down the origins of nearly 900 weapons confiscated there last year. The results, released Monday, offer a glimpse into the complex and unexpected ways guns get into the hands of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

Washington Times, Opinion

In November, one of the clear messages voters sent Congress was to knock off the partisan gamesmanship and start finding common ground on real solutions. It's a message legislators in both parties should heed, and one that mayors have traditionally embraced. By putting aside ideology and focusing on facts, consensus becomes possible — even on an issue as divisive as guns. We understand that there are good people on both sides of the gun debate — and we respect... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Dozens of mayors from around the country gathered Tuesday to urge the new Democratic Congress to fight crime by allowing wider tracking of illegal guns. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino were joined by 50 other mayors, who argue more access to gun sales data would reduce crime in the streets of their cities. Minneapolis, Miami, Newark, N.J., and Omaha, Neb., were among the cities represented. Bloomberg, a moderate... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

New York Times

WASHINGTON — Mayors from some of the nation's largest cities gathered here today to urge Congress to crack down on the sale of illegal firearms. But their expanding coalition, led by Mayors Michael R. Bloomberg of New York and Thomas M. Menino of Boston, has begun to encounter resistance among some advocates for gun owners. The coalition of mayors announced the creation of a bipartisan task force of four House members that will try to introduce legislation in the new... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

Boston Globe

WASHINGTON, DC — Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino told a group of mayors gathered in Washington, D.C., they must band together to press for stricter gun laws at a conference he organized with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Mayors need partners and that is why we are here today," Menino said. The coalition Menino formed with Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has grown from 15 mayors from across the country when it met last April in New York to more than 100.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

23 January 2007

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Opinion

The arguments favoring the private ownership of handguns in this country are based on two myths. The first myth is that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees private citizens the right to own handguns. The fact is this. The Second Amendment, in its entirety, states "A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The National Rifle Association has succeeded... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

23 January 2007

ABC News (Australia)

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has given a strong signal that he wants the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI) to leave his country. Mr Sogavare has accused Australia of blocking firearms training for the island's police officers. He says bullying will not change his mind, and he is determined the police who guard government ministers and VIPs will be armed. He also says RAMSI has failed to provide proper training in the last three... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

23 January 2007

Dominion Post (Wellington)

Taxpayers have paid nearly $12,000 in compensation to people no longer 'fit and proper' to own guns in the past five years. The Crown compensated gun owners for weapons seized after their licence was revoked. Police can also seize guns from a licensed dealer, and these too would be compensated. No compensation is paid when illegal weapons are seized. Gun control campaigner Philip Alpers, an adjunct associate public health professor at Sydney University, said he... (GunPolicy.org)

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