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Gun Policy News, 18 August 2008

États-Unis

18 August 2008

Guardian (UK)

When teachers return for a new school term in the tiny Texas farming town of Harrold, they can bring a extra tool of the trade alongside books, pens and worksheets. To defend pupils from any gun-toting maniacs, they can carry loaded pistols into the classroom. With barely 300 residents, the remote rural community in the state's northern dustbowl has appalled gun control advocates by becoming the first in the US to allow its teachers to bear concealed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

18 August 2008

Edmonton Sun (Alberta)

A man was shot to death at a busy West Edmonton Mall gun range yesterday after he ran in front of several shooters. The bizarre incident at the Wild West Shooting Centre was initially being treated as a crime, but police later declared it to be non-criminal. The middle-aged victim, believed to be in his late 40s or early 50s, died in the target area of the indoor shooting range. Witnesses reported hearing two shots around 4:30 p.m., moments before watching the man... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

Officials at the world's busiest airport apparently overstated their case last month when they declared Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International a "gun-free" zone. Truth is, hunters, competitive shooters and other fliers tote hundreds of guns — some of them high-powered weapons — and thousands of rounds of ammunition through nonsecure areas of Hartsfield-Jackson every year. "The claim it was a gun-free zone was sort of a misnomer," said airport spokesman... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Dallas Morning News (Texas)

WASHINGTON — A bill to lift gun restrictions in the District of Columbia could be the key to political survival for Texas congressman Nick Lampson and other red-state Democrats. As fall elections approach, these House members in traditionally Republican districts hope to appeal to conservative voters by pushing a bill that would eliminate D.C.'s restrictions on gun ownership. After the Supreme Court ruled in June that the city's gun ban was unconstitutional,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Chicago Public Radio, Audio

Lawyers in the Chicago area are looking for new ways to restrict handguns despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that made bans illegal. The ruling found that Washington, D.C.'s ban on all handguns violated the constitutional rights of the city's residents. Since then, villages and cities around Chicago have been getting rid of their bans. Nina Vinik is with a gun control group but she says the court's decision wasn't all bad news. VINIK: It's an opportunity to come in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Northbrook Star (Illinois)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined with the elected leaders of six northern suburbs and area law enforcement officials to call on Congress to close a loophole in the nation¹s gun background check system. From the Northbrook Police Station, Bloomberg urged passage of bipartisan legislation that would no longer allow gun dealers to sell off their inventory without background checks if their firearm distribution license is revoked. After Congress passed a law... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The man whose lawsuit overturned Washington's handgun ban has successfully registered his revolver, ending a more than 30-year wait to keep the weapon in his home. Dick Heller walked out of D.C. police headquarters Monday, clutching a yellow firearms registration certificate stamped "approved." He gave the thumbs-up sign, grinned and said, "Victory!" Heller was among the first people to seek a gun permit under new rules adopted after the Supreme Court... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Washington Post

WASHINGTON — A 66-year-old security guard whose lawsuit overturned the District's handgun ban is now officially authorized to keep a revolver in his Capitol Hill home. Dick A. Heller, a security guard whose lawsuit resulted in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling favoring gun-ownership rights, was given his handgun registration certificate at D.C. police headquarters this morning. He applied for it last month, a few weeks after the June 26 court ruling, and had been... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicated Monday that he supports a school district's decision to allow teachers and staff to pack guns for protection when classes start this month. Trustees of the Harrold Independent School District approved a policy change last year to allow employees to carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings. "There's a lot of incidents where that would have saved a number of lives," Perry said after a news... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Wall Street Journal

Several major Florida employers are trying to get around a law allowing workers to keep guns in their cars, even as a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling supporting the right to keep handguns at home has emboldened national gun-rights lobbyists. Shortly after Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law a bill that says businesses must allow employees with concealed-weapons permits to keep guns in their cars in company lots, Walt Disney World Co. told employees it would stick to its... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Fayetteville Observer (North Carolina)

GREENVILLE — Jim's Gun Jobbery in Fayetteville fought in court Monday for the life of its business and its sister store in Wilmington. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms revoked the two stores' gun sales licenses in 2005. The stores, Jim's Gun Jobbery in Fayetteville and Jim's Pawn & Gun in Wilmington, are suing to keep them. The stores have been allowed to stay in business pending the outcome of the lawsuit. Firearms dealers are required to keep close... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalie

18 August 2008

Garowe Online (Puntland)

Angry soldiers raided army barracks in the country's northern region of Puntland, where they stole weapons after a brief skirmish that wounded two army guards, Radio Garowe reported Monday. The incident happened overnight Sunday at 54th Military Camp, which is located in the northern outskirts of Garowe, the capital of Puntland. Medical sources at a hospital in Garowe said two soldiers are being treated for gunshot wounds, with reports saying one of the wounded... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

18 August 2008

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

LUANDA — At least 219 firearms have been surrendered to the National Police in Luanda's high density Sambizanga district, since the beginning of the disarming process, a source from the corporation has announced. According to the second commander of the local police, who presented this figures while addressing the theme "Disarming of civilian is a public security matters", considered the figure as very little, taking into account the number of inhabitants and crimes... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

New York Times

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — People hit the Alabama ground the other night when another argument by gunfire broke out in Birmingham. Not everyone got back up. The bicker of bullets sent a retired couple, the Readuses, low to the floor: Calvin in the bedroom, where he had been watching the Olympics, and Gloria in the kitchen, where she had been reading Proverbs, third chapter, fifth verse. Only a sustained quiet raised them up again, with the call to trust in the Lord now so... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda,Afrique orientale,Afrique centrale

18 August 2008

New Vision (Kampala)

Uganda and other countries in the Great Lakes region have up to December 30 to brand the firearms under State control. Dr. Francis Sang, the executive secretary of the Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons, yesterday announced the ultimatum in Kampala. "All the firearms under state control should be taken care of to avoid misuse. That is why we have set December 30 this year as the deadline for all member states to brand their weapons," he said. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda,Afrique orientale,Afrique centrale

18 August 2008

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

KAMPALA — Countries in the Great Lakes region have been given up to December 30 to brand all light and small weapons in their possession as a means of checking on soaring proliferation of illegal guns. The Executive Director of the Regional Center for Small Arms-Nairobi Chapter, Dr Francis Sang, who was yesterday addressing a three-day conference on small arms and light weapons in Kampala, urged regional member states to observe the deadline. "We expect all member... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bangladesh

18 August 2008

Daily Star (Dhaka)

KHULNA — Speakers at a daylong media workshop in the city have urged effective steps to stop misuse of small arms. National Forum for Peace and Security (NFPS) organised the workshop on 'Challenges for Human Security from Small Arms and Light Weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices' at the auditorium of NGO Asroy in the city on Saturday. Matters relating to the nature of problem about small arms and light weapons (SALW) and improvised explosive devices in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

18 August 2008

Houston Chronicle (Texas)

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that local school districts should be able to decide whether to allow concealed weapons on their campuses. "I'm pretty much a fan that if you've been trained, if you are registered, then you ought to be able to carry a weapon," Perry said. He was asked about the policy of a small school district west of Wichita Falls, which may be the first to allow employees who are licensed to carry concealed handguns to bring their weapons to... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Houston Chronicle (Texas)

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