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Gun Policy News, 15 January 2010

États-Unis

15 January 2010

BBC News

Up to eight US army officers face disciplinary action over the behaviour of a major accused of a shooting spree, officials quoted by US media say. Thirteen people died when psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan opened fire at the Fort Hood base in Texas last November. According to an inquiry, Maj Hasan's previous behaviour should have sounded alarm bells, the unnamed officials say. Defence secretary Robert Gates has said that army superiors must be "attuned to personnel who... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

15 January 2010

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Ever since he first acknowledged keeping guns in his locker, NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas has publicly employed the "goof ball" defense, claiming he wasn't aware of the law, meant no harm and never takes anything seriously. re The NBA and the Washington Wizards had a far more serious response. Now it's time to see how it plays before a judge. Arenas is scheduled to appear in court Friday to answer a felony charge of carrying a pistol without a license,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

15 January 2010

WLUC-TV6 News (Michigan)

NEGAUNEE, Michigan - Michigan State Police are reporting that more and more people want to carry a gun. During the 12 month period that ended in June of 2009, the number of applications to carry and conceal a weapon in the state of Michigan more than doubled from the year before. In 2001, Michigan became a "Shall Issue" state. That means the only people denied permits are convicted felons and those with mental illness. "What we've seen is that people are very well... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

15 January 2010

Guardian (UK)

A BNP member who spent a decade building up a cache of weapons in a bedroom hideaway was jailed for 11 years today. Bus driver Terrance Gavan manufactured highly dangerous firearms and explosives at the home where he lived with his mother in Batley, West Yorkshire. Police discovered 54 improvised bombs including nail bombs and a booby-trapped cigarette packet, as well as 12 firearms. The former soldier told detectives that he had "a fascination with things that go... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

15 January 2010

Washington Examiner

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge Friday, with prosecutors saying they would recommend the athlete spend no more than two years behind bars. The 28-year-old NBA All-Star appeared in D.C. Superior Court, pleading guilty to one count of carrying a pistol without a license, which carries a maximum prison term of five years. Channing Phillips, acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said prosecutors agreed to seek a... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

15 January 2010

Indianapolis Star (Indiana)

Lawmakers this session are having to weigh the constitutional rights of gun owners against those of the media and employers, and so far, gun owners are emerging the victors. Thursday, a House committee voted 11-0 to keep information about gun permits from being released to the public -- information The Indianapolis Star has used to document how guns have fallen into violent hands. That same committee is working on legislation that would require employers to let people... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

15 January 2010

South African Press Association

JOHANNESBURG - Gun control campaigners welcomed the destruction of 80 611 guns by the SA Police Service on Friday. The weapons thrown into the furnace included guns recovered through the ongoing nationwide firearm amnesty, as well as obsolete police weapons and guns previously recovered by police from crime scenes. IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms) Africa said the destruction sent a positive signal to South Africans that the firearms amnesty would... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

15 January 2010

Press Association (UK)

A BNP member who spent a decade building up a cache of weapons in a bedroom hideaway was jailed for 11 years today. Bus driver Terrance Gavan manufactured highly dangerous firearms and explosives at the home where he lived with his mother in Batley, West Yorkshire. Police discovered 54 improvised bombs including nail bombs and a booby-trapped cigarette packet, as well as 12 firearms. The former soldier told detectives that he had "a fascination with things that go... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

15 January 2010

Washington Post

Gilbert Arenas was charged Thursday with a single count of carrying a pistol without a license, a felony that carries a five-year sentence, but the Washington Wizards guard has reached a plea agreement that could result in much less or even no jail time, several sources close to the case said. Arenas is scheduled to plead guilty Friday afternoon before D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin, who must decide Arenas's sentence. Regardless of whether Arenas goes to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Côte d'Ivoire

15 January 2010

Le Patriote (Abidjan)

[Translated summary: 'Elections without Gun Violence' was launched in Abidjan at the National Commission on small arms, by Michele Pepe, president of the Cote d'Ivoire Action Network on Small Arms (RASALAO), an IANSA affiliate.] Les élections, on le sait, sont généralement sources de passion et de tension en Afrique. La Côte d'Ivoire, qui se prépare, pour l'élection présidentielle, n'échappe pas à la règle. C'est donc en connaissance de cause, que la... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

15 January 2010

Yorkshire Post (UK)

A home-made collection of bombs, guns and knives, this is the arsenal found hidden at the Yorkshire home of a bus driver who was a member of the British National Party. [Photo] Locked away in an untidy attic bedroom, the cache, assembled over 10 years by former soldier Terry Gavan, was so large it took police and counter-terrorism experts six days to complete a forensic survey of the house. Gavan was jailed for 11 years yesterday after pleading guilty to charges... (GunPolicy.org)

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