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Gun Policy News, 1 August 2008

Canada

1 August 2008

Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Canada Border Services Agency has charged four B.C. men for reselling replica handguns meant to be used for TV and film productions. The agency wrapped up a two-year investigation that resulted in the seizure of 800 replica guns in all and 78 criminal charges. "What we were looking into was the importation and sale of these replica firearms, mainly in the Lower Mainland," agency spokeswoman Shakila Manzoor said Thursday. Charges range from smuggling and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 August 2008

New York Sun

If New York's strict antigun laws are overturned in the near future, it may be the work of a hot dog vendor. The vendor, Daniel Vargas, is due next month in court to fight misdemeanor charges that he kept an unlicensed revolver loaded on a basement shelf in his apartment. The case, which has generated 23 hearings and been heard by no fewer than 10 different judges as it winds through Brooklyn's lowest criminal court, would be of little general interest, except for the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 August 2008

Associated Press

JAMESTOWN, North Dakota — Stutsman County authorities say an officers pistol range has been closed after a stray bullet landed in a couple's yard. Sheriff David Orr said Si and Martha Liechty were in their yard last week when the bullet hit their house and bounced to the ground. Martha Liechty said the bullet landed near the couple's feet. Orr said the bullet was fired by a Highway Patrolman at the shooting range. He said it was the first time a bullet has gone... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nations Unies

1 August 2008

SIPRI Update: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Newsletter

Small arms and light weapons (SALW) inflict death and hamper development throughout the world. International gatherings to combat the illicit trade in SALW are therefore to be welcomed. But the Third Biennial Meeting of States (BMS) on SALW, held in New York in July, had a mixed outcome. While a carefully constructed agenda and pre-drafted outcome document meant that the meeting was a nominal success, few new ideas emerged. The BMS was the main positive outcome of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

1 August 2008

TF1-TV News (France)

[Translated summary: A 4-year old girl was killed in Pont-sur-Yonne, France, when a drunk man accidentally discharged the rifle he was handling]. YONNE — Une fillette tuée d'un coup de fusil lors d'une soirée alcoolisée Elle jouait non loin d'un homme qui a tiré, apparemment accidentellement en manipulant un fusil, alors qu'il avait bu, mercredi soir à Pont-sur-Yonne. C'est un drame vraisemblablement accidentel qui s'est déroulé mercredi soir à... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

1 August 2008

BBC News

Seven men behind the biggest gun running operation ever uncovered in the UK have been jailed for up to 20 years. The gang, from Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, Merseyside and Essex, were part of a scheme to import and convert blank-firing guns from Lithuania. They were made into "assassin kits" with silencers and bullets and sold for £1,700, Manchester Crown Court heard. Some 56 guns and 856 bullets were seized but police believe that is "only a proportion"... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 August 2008

Associated Press

NIAGARA, Wisconsin — Authorities were searching for a man wearing camouflage clothing and carrying a rifle on Friday after four people were shot, three fatally, near the Wisconsin-Michigan state line. Chief Deputy Jerry Sauve of the Marinette County Sheriff's Department said his office got a call around 6 p.m. Thursday of a shooting in the town of Niagara along the Menominee River. Eric Burmeister, director of emergency management for Marinette County, said the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 August 2008

AOL / MomLogic, Web Page

This week, a toddler fatally shot himself after finding a gun in his parent's car. According to Jackson, Miss., authorities, the 3-year-old was sitting in the car at a gas station when he found the gun in the front seat and shot himself in the face. Police questioned the boy's parents, but no charges have been filed. But these aren't freak accidents. More than 500 children die annually from accidental gunshots. Some shoot themselves, while others kill friends or... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 August 2008

Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Daley today cracked the door open to abandoning the costly fight to uphold Chicago's 1982 handgun freeze — if he can fashion a replacement ordinance that protects the safety of first-responders. Until now, Daley had emphatically promised to defend Chicago's ordinance — all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if need be — despite what he called the dangerous precedent set by the nation's highest court. On June 26, the Supreme Court overturned a Washington... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

1 August 2008

BBC News

A man accused of buying 90 replica guns and converting them into live weapons told an arms dealer they were needed for a James Bond film, a court heard. Grant Wilkinson, 34, used a fake name to buy replica Mac-10 submachine guns, Reading Crown Court was told on Friday. He and co-defendant Gary Lewis, 38, are accused of converting the guns, which went on to be used in eight murders. The firearms were linked with a total of 51 incidents, the prosecution say. Both... (GunPolicy.org)

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