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Gun Policy News, 12 August 2008

États-Unis

12 August 2008

Baltimore Sun

Gun owners in Baltimore whose firearms are stolen would be required to report the theft to police under legislation approved by the City Council yesterday — despite questions about whether the proposal is legal. Supporters, including Mayor Sheila Dixon, say the bill will help police track stolen weapons used in crimes, but the city's law department has questioned whether Baltimore can legislate gun control, typically a state issue. In a June memo on the bill, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 August 2008

Chicago Tribune

Following on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that held that a blanket ban on handguns violated 2nd Amendment rights, Evanston's City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to amend the North Shore suburb's weapons ordinance to conform to the landmark court ruling. Council members believe the move will allow the city to avoid a potential court challenge. "I find the Supreme Court decision repugnant," said Ald. Steve Bernstein (4th). "But because of it, it's the law. In... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

12 August 2008

New Zealand Press Association

Famous historic weaponry was among firearms stolen during shipment to a Christchurch gun dealer last month, the city's District Court was told today. Kieran Allan Griffin, 18, storeman, admitted theft by failing to account for the package in transit. He was told by Judge Graham Noble that the offending showed "predetermination and planning" and he suspected it was likely to have been going on for some time. The guns included a 9mm Luger model P08, an LMG 30.6 calibre... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

12 August 2008

Timaru Herald

Unregulated, internet firearms dealing is a concern for licensed Timaru retailers. Dealers said private gun owners trading in firearms did not have annual checks for dealers licences, the requirement to record seller and buyer details or to store guns safely. The retailers believed unregistered internet traders to be more likely to sell to someone without a firearms license. The Timaru dealers all said legitimate owners should be able to sell to another licensed... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 August 2008

Politico (Washington, DC), Blog

Few hunters are pining for a day in the woods with Barack Obama but a surprising number of sportsmen say they'll vote for him — far more than backed Al Gore or pheasant-hunting John Kerry. According to a Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation poll to be released Wednesday, John McCain leads Obama by a 45 to 31 percent. That's only about half the 27-point edge respondents say they gave George W. Bush over Kerry four years ago and far short of the 65-to-15 percent margin... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 August 2008

Washington Post

The normally hyperaggressive pro-gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, is remarkably quiet about recent news reports that it used a spy to infiltrate organizations that push for gun control. "No comment" is all the NRA will offer about the story, first in Mother Jones magazine, that named Mary McFate, a.k.a. Mary Lou Sapone (her married name), as a paid consultant to the NRA who spent years working her way inside such groups as CeaseFire PA and the Brady Campaign... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 August 2008

Sacramento Bee (California)

Sacramento police have seized 56 guns and more than 800 rounds of ammunition from criminals over the past year through an ordinance that tracks ammunition sales, officials said today. The ordinance, passed in July 2007, requires city gun dealers to enter into a Web site information about people who purchase ammunition. The Police Department tracks the sales and then arrests people who are prohibited from owning guns, including felons. City Councilmember Kevin McCarty,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 August 2008

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

State lawmakers are looking into making it legal for people with firearms-carry licenses to take their guns into even more places in Georgia. The move comes on the heels of House Bill 89, which became law on July 1 and lets people with firearms licenses to carry guns into state parks, restaurants that serve alcohol and on mass transit. Lawmakers could next push legislation allowing license holders to take their guns to church, or even onto college campuses. "I... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 August 2008

Associated Press

HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Tuesday that he doesn't think Republican John McCain has an advantage over Barack Obama on gun issues, suggesting those who vote solely based on gun issues may have to vote for someone else. "Neither of these guys is the favorite of the (National Rifle Association)," Schweitzer said. "If guns are your primary issue, you may not like either of these guys." Schweitzer, who hangs a gun on his wall in apparent defiance of an ordinance... (GunPolicy.org)

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Antigua et Barbuda

12 August 2008

BBC News

Antigua's government will introduce the death penalty for crimes involving weapons in the wake of the murders of a British honeymoon couple. The new sentencing legislation will be introduced for anyone who uses a gun or knife in a crime which results in death or serious injury. The inquest into the fatal shootings of honeymoon couple Ben and Catherine Mullany has been opened and adjourned. Three forensics staff from the UK have been sent to the Caribbean to help.... (GunPolicy.org)

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