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Gun Policy News, 12 July 2007

États-Unis

12 July 2007

Newsday (New York), Editorial

Here are a few things to ponder as Congress considers whether to continue barring access to federal firearms data that would help local officials root out gun dealers whose wares consistently turn up in the hands of violent criminals: There are about 30,000 gun-related deaths in the United States each year. Approximately 12,000 of those deaths are homicides. One percent of gun dealers sell almost 60 percent of the guns traced each year that are involved in crimes.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 July 2007

New York Daily News

By 10 a.m. Monday, the detectives had given the make, model and serial numbers of the three guns to the federal gun center in Sunset Park in Brooklyn. By 1 p.m., the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had traced all three weapons recovered early that morning following the shooting of Police Officers Russel Timoshenko and Herman Yan. By 6 p.m., agents and detectives were aboard planes bound for three Southern states that have long been the source of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 July 2007

International Herald Tribune / AP

NEW YORK — When criminals need guns, they have plenty of options in a country with nearly 100,000 licensed gun stores. But drug dealers and other crooks do not shop just anywhere. They have their favorites. In Compton, California, gangsters preferred Boulevard Sales & Service, a shop police said was so felon-friendly, some salesmen offered tips on how to buy a gun despite a criminal record. In Philadelphia, shady gun buyers sent girlfriends to a suburban pawn shop,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 July 2007

Philadelphia Daily News

With copies of a novel lawsuit tucked under his arm, City Councilman Darrell Clarke strode into the prothonotary's office yesterday, muttering, "The rumble is on." Only time will tell whether the lawsuit filed yesterday by Clarke and colleague Donna Miller is a feckless tilt at legal windmills or a precedent-shattering change in the state's oversight of gun-control laws. In a nutshell, Clarke and Miller contend that the state General Assembly has created homicidal... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 July 2007

Reuters

WASHINGTON — A campaign by more than 200 U.S. mayors to repeal an amendment they say makes it harder for police to trace illegal firearms between states was dealt a setback in Congress on Thursday. The House Appropriations Committee voted by 40-26 against removing a provision that dates back to 2003 and imposes confidentiality limits on firearms trace data compiled by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 July 2007

Reuters

PHILADELPHIA — Two Philadelphia City Council members sued the Pennsylvania legislature on Wednesday for not allowing the city to enforce stricter gun-control laws amid a surge in violence in the city. Democrats Darrell Clarke and Donna Reed Miller, in the lawsuit filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, say state lawmakers have failed to protect Philadelphia residents from firearms that have caused most of the 212 homicides — the highest rate in a decade... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibie

12 July 2007

Namibian (Windhoek)

WINDHOEK — As a Police search for the murderers of German tourist Johannes Fellinger (56) continued for a third day yesterday, the Minister of Environment and Tourism and the Namibia Non-governmental Organisations Forum (Nangof) condemned the shooting. Tourism Minister Willem Konjore expressed the condolences of his ministry to Fellinger's wife, Elke (52), who was injured. "The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has learnt with shock and dismay of the brutal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

12 July 2007

Regina Leader-Post (Saskatchewan) / CanWest News

REGINA — The bullets crossing the counter at the Co-op store Mitch Fournier manages in the small town of Ponteix, Sask., are outnumbered only by the gophers they are intended for. "We've sold anywhere … From 2½ (million) to three million rounds," said Fournier, whose emporium has sold ammunition to farmers and — believe it or not — tourists, all hell-bent on eradicating the plague of Saskatchewan's southwestern corner. But even with all that artillery... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

12 July 2007

National (Port Moresby)

A Member of Parliament was arrested and locked up after a firearm, ammunitions and marijuana were found in his vehicle. Sitting Member for Kerowagi Open Alphonse Willie was arrested and charged with being in possession of a firearm, ammunitions and marijuana by Mt Hagen police on Tuesday night. Provincial police commander Chief Supt Wini Henao said yesterday, Mr Willie was arrested on Tuesday night at 8pm at a police roadblock. Mr Henao said the MP was slapped with... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 July 2007

Associated Press

ATLANTA — Police say an 18-year-old woman is hospitalized after being wounded as three other people were posing with an assault rifle at an apartment complex. Preanna Grant remains at Grady Memorial Hospital after being struck in the buttocks by the bullet Wednesday night. Officer Ronald Campbell says the three friends, including Grant's boyfriend, were in her second floor apartment posing with two AK47s. Authorities do not yet know what caused the rifle to... (GunPolicy.org)

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