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Gun Policy News, 1 January 2009

États-Unis

1 January 2009

Associated Press

BALTIMORE — On the streets of one of the nation's most violent cities, Detective Danny Danzy is known as a "bodysnatcher." He's on the front lines of Baltimore's battle to reduce homicides, but he's not looking for dead bodies. Instead, he knocks on doors, taps on windows and shines his flashlight into desolate row homes, searching for violent suspects who should be in jail — people who, according to research, are more likely to become killers or homicide... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 January 2009

KHOU-TV News (Texas)

HOUSTON — Earlier this month, local law enforcement warned about the dangers of bringing in the New Year with gunfire. Nonetheless, guns were blazing on Clay Landing and Bridgewater Meadow in West Harris County. As a result, a Houston man is recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound. Police say he was hit by a stray bullet that came through the wall of his home. It's not clear who fired the shots, but the victim is in serious... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 January 2009

WKRG-TV News (Alabama) / AP

MOBILE, Alabama — Celebratory gunfire from New Year's Eve injured a 7-year-old girl in Mobile. Police said the girl was taken to the USA Children's and Women's Hospital after being hit in the leg by a stay bullet around 2:30 a.m. on Fairmont Street. Police spokeswoman Jacqueline Bridgeforth said Thursday the girl's injuries were minor. The girl's name was not made public. Mobile police said they received 119 calls about shots being fired Wednesday night and early... (GunPolicy.org)

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Italie

1 January 2009

Agence France-Presse

Stray bullets claimed the life of one Italian and wounded three others in separate incidents as revellers fired guns into the air to mark the New Year. In southern Naples, a 25-year-old was hit in the head by a stray bullet while he and his mother were on a balcony watching celebrations in the streets below. In three cities near northern Milan, a 10-year-old girl, a 35-year-old woman and a man, 42, were hospitalised after being wounded by stray bullets. Italian... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

1 January 2009

GMA (Manila)

MANILA, Philippines — Stray bullets killed a pedicab driver and wounded a barangay chief and a 12-year-old at the height of clashes between gang members in Manila in the early hours of New Year's Day. At around 1:45 p.m., Edna Ramos, chief of Barangay 119 in Tondo, was in the barangay hall on Coral Street when she heard a commotion outside. As she was about to step out to check, stray pellets from a sumpak, an improvised shotgun, hit her on the chin, according... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 January 2009

Baltimore Examiner

Hunters in Howard County could face increased safety restrictions under new proposal by County Executive Ken Ulman who was outspokenly alarmed this month when a hunter's stray bullet shattered the window of a Clarksville day care center. Howard police said the shot was fired from well beyond the 150-yard buffer zone required by state law. But Ulman's proposal, which he plans to introduce at the County Council meeting Monday, would double the safety zone to 300 yards... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

1 January 2009

Associated Press

MONTROSE, California — Before donning the Santa Claus suit that would deceive his first victim, Bruce Pardo spent months plotting his Christmas Eve massacre behind a mask of friendliness that fooled his neighbors, lawyer and the ex-wife he killed along with eight of her kin. As early as last summer, Bruce Pardo was purchasing ammunition and guns and ordering supplies to build a device to torch his former in-laws' home. In early fall, the unemployed electrical... (GunPolicy.org)

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