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Gun Policy News, 17 July 2007

États-Unis

17 July 2007

New York Times

The District of Columbia will ask the United States Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a decision in March that struck down parts of its gun control law, the district's mayor, Adrian M. Fenty, announced yesterday. The decision in March, from a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals , was the first in the nation's history to hold a gun control law unconstitutional on the ground that the Second Amendment's guarantee of a right to bear arms... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 July 2007

Washington Post

The District will ask the Supreme Court to uphold its strict 30-year handgun ban, setting up what legal experts said could be a test of the Second Amendment with broad ramifications. The high court has not ruled on the Second Amendment protection of the right to keep and bear arms since 1939. But at a morning news conference yesterday, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and Attorney General Linda Singer said they expect the court to hear a case they called crucial to public... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 July 2007

Philadelphia Daily News, Editorial

The murder of 14-year-old Tykeem Law, shot to death when an 18-year-old motorist thought he took too long to move out of the way of his car, is labeled "road rage." That is too trite a description for what happened to Tykeem. The bloody randomness, which might have been avoided if Tykeem had simply walked away or if Charles Meyers had more patience and no gun, is contrary to what usually happens with city homicides. Most homicide victims and their killers know one... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 July 2007

New York Times, Editorial

Leadership of Congress has shifted to the Democrats, but the National Rifle Association's power to block sensible steps to curb gun violence endures. Last week, a bipartisan majority of the House Appropriations Committee bowed to the N.R.A.'s warped agenda and rebuffed two attempts to repeal a four-year-old measure that denies police and local governments broad access to federal data needed to effectively combat illegal gun trafficking. The outcome was a defeat for... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 July 2007

Agence France Presse

WASHINGTON — The city of Washington is asking the US Supreme Court to uphold a three-decade ban on handguns in the nation's capital in a case that could have ramifications on gun control laws in other states. The US high court has not ruled since 1939 on any cases involving the right to bear arms, a hot-button issue which is protected by the second amendment to the constitution. The capital bans all handguns unless they were registered before 1976. But an appeals... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 July 2007

New York Times, Column

Senator Barack Obama took his presidential campaign to Chicago Sunday, where he addressed an agonizing issue that has been largely overlooked by the national media — the murder of dozens of the city's public school students since last September. Speaking to an overflow crowd of worshipers at the Vernon Park Church of God, Mr. Obama, a resident of Chicago, said: "I asked to come here because I wanted to talk with you about the spate of violence that's been robbing... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 July 2007

Chicago Sun-Times, Opinion

The House Appropriations Committee has just passed an amendment — the Tiahrt Amendment — that forbids the sharing of information police need to find the source of guns used in crimes. This amendment is opposed by a broad coalition of police chiefs and mayors, who are desperate to stop the flow of guns into the cities. Why vote to cripple police efforts? Because the gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association, demands it. The gun lobby opposes sharing the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 July 2007

Baltimore Sun

In an effort to fight the city's spike in gun-related crime, Mayor Sheila Dixon yesterday introduced legislation that would let police — and possibly the public — know home addresses of people convicted of gun violations. The bill is part of a larger anti-crime package that Dixon announced in May and is similar to measures have been being considered in cities around the country. "The truth is we know the small group of people who are committing the bulk of these... (GunPolicy.org)

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Belgique

17 July 2007

Expatica (Brussels)

ANTWERP — The Antwerp gun shop owner Lang, where Hans Van Themsche bought a gun last year, is protesting the city's decision to ban the display of all weapons in shop windows from now on. The city hopes the measure will discourage people from buying weapons on impulse, but the gun dealer thinks it is excessive interference in his normal way of conducting business. The ban affects all firearms, replica weapons, daggers, bludgeons, switchblades or depictions of these... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

17 July 2007

Deseret Morning News (Utah), Editorial

It's one of the oldest debates in the book — public health and safety versus personal freedom. Smokers and non-smokers went the rounds over that issue, as have people concerned about the Patriot Act. Now the National Rifle Association is reading from the same books. This debate comes down to how much information is too much information for the government. If law enforcement officials can curb violent acts against innocent people by gaining more access to the who,... (GunPolicy.org)

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