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Gun Policy News, 2 March 2010

États-Unis

2 March 2010

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia)

A number of House of Delegates bills that would make it easier to purchase, carry and use guns have been routed to a newly created Senate subcommittee loaded with legislators opposed to expanding gun rights. Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, D-Richmond, chairman of the Democrat-controlled Senate Courts of Justice Committee, announced the shift. The new panel appears to be an attempt to defeat firearms legislation that would stand a better chance in the full committee, on which... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pays-Bas

2 March 2010

Radio Netherlands

Dutch border police say a 30-year-old man carrying a loaded gun was arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Monday. Two other men, aged 24 and 26 and thought to be accomplices, were also detained. The three men were reportedly loitering in the airport's shopping zone and behaving suspiciously. Their movements were first followed on CCTV, then a special observation team shadowed them for a while. Finally the police decided to take the three into custody. A police... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Daily Record (New Jersey)

PARSIPPANY, New Jersey - A lawyer defending a Parsippany man accused of owning illegal assault guns and trying to sell a machine gun wants prosecutors to reveal whether his client or the buyer were on any county-wide lists of targeted alleged criminals. Filed on behalf of defendant Adam Coughlan, attorney Gregg D. Trautmann's motion was filed in Superior Court, Morristown, in response to a law enforcement initiative announced in January by the Morris County... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq

2 March 2010

Sydney Morning Herald

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A senior Iraqi spy has accused the Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, of handing out thousands of guns to tribal leaders in an attempt to win votes. The claim was made by a former spokesman for the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, Saad al-Alusi, a week before Iraq's general election, in which allegations of vote buying and exorbitant handouts have been widespread. Mr Maliki, who faces a bitterly contested final week of campaigning until the poll on... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

ABC News (USA)

Otis McDonald, 76, is afraid for his life in his crime-saturated Chicago neighborhood and he is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his city's strict ban on handguns in the home. "In my home, this is the only time I worry," McDonald said. "There's more guns coming into this city than the police can take away from them. So if I've got a gun, and if others have guns in their homes to protect themselves, then that's one thing that police would have to worry about... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Chicago Sun-Times

Otis McDonald doesn't care what you think. You can accuse the black inner-city grandfather of betraying Chicago neighborhoods overrun by thugs with guns. Go ahead, call him a pawn of wealthy, white gun-nuts suing to lift the city's handgun ban. But the 76-year-old Morgan Park man who has become the face of one of the most important Second Amendment lawsuits in history wants you to know this: He is not a "showpiece" for the pro-gun lobby in the landmark case that... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Wall Street Journal

The Supreme Court today is the scene of a Constitutional duel in a case that will decide if the Second Amendment's guarantee of an individual right to bear arms applies to the states. The answer will determine whether the Court's landmark 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller is a hollow legal anomaly, or if it extends nationwide. In McDonald v. Chicago, the Justices will consider whether the Windy City's ban on handguns is Constitutional. Brought by... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday it will strike down U.S. cities' outright bans on handguns, a ruling that could establish a nationwide ownership right fervently sought by gun advocates. But the justices indicated less severe limits could survive, continuing disputes over the "right to keep and bear arms." Chicago area residents who want handguns for protection in their homes are asking the court to extend its 2008 decision in support of gun rights in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Associated Press

FRESNO, California - Fresno County court records show that the wife of a man accused of instigating a deadly shootout with authorities has her own criminal past. Diane Liles was known as Diane Shepherd in 2005 when she was convicted of threatening to kill a co-worker with a gun while working as a security guard. She served jail time for the crime, later reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. Liles was questioned last week by investigators after the daylong gunbattle... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Associated Press

ALLISON, Iowa - Mark Becker stood passively Tuesday as a jury found him guilty of murder in the shooting of a nationally known Iowa high school football coach. He seemed far removed from the man whose mind was filled with images of angels and horned demons who lurked in the shadows of every room, telling him that the community was plotting against him and that Aplington-Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas — known for his winning record and town leadership — was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

2 March 2010

Daily Independent (Lagos)

ENUGU/ABAKALIKI, Nigeria — Residents are now counting their losses after the ceasefire that followed Ezza/Ezzilo communal clash in Ebonyi State, while security forces have started recovering arms. Though, the number of casualties and quantum of material losses are still not clear, the police command admits that much had been lost. The hostilities ceased shortly after Governor Martin Elechi in the company of the Police Commissioner, Emmanuel Dipo Yeni, visited the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is declining to release the audio of Tuesday's high-profile argument over gun rights upon its conclusion. Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the court turned down a request by broadcasters, often made in closely watched cases, to provide the same-day audio recordings of the argument. With television cameras and reporters' tape recorders barred from the court, the availability of audio provides the public with a chance to hear the justices at... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Associated Press

DANBURRY, Connecticut - Police say an 85-year-old patient shot and wounded a nursing supervisor in a Connecticut hospital. They say the nurse suffered non-life-threatening wounds while trying to subdue the patient Tuesday afternoon. They say he was rushed to the emergency unit for treatment. Police say the man pulled a gun after the nurse went in to treat him and shot the victim three times after he tried to grab the weapon. The man shot himself in the leg while... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Christian Science Monitor

WASHINGTON - The US Supreme Court appears to be on verge of extending the constitutional protection of the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms to every jurisdiction in the nation. During an hour-long oral argument at the high court on Tuesday, several justices exhibited a willingness to enforce their landmark 2008 gun-rights decision at the state and local level. If they do so, the decision may doom not only the Chicago handgun ban at the center of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

New York Times

WASHINGTON — At least five justices appeared poised to expand the scope of the Second Amendment's protection of the right to bear arms on Tuesday, judging from comments at an unusually intense Supreme Court argument. By its conclusion, it seemed plain that the court would extend a 2008 decision that first identified an individual right to own guns to strike down Chicago's gun control law, widely considered the most restrictive in the nation. While such a ruling... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Washington Times, Editorial

The year after the Supreme Court struck down the District of Columbia's handgun ban and gun-lock requirements, the capital city's murder rate plummeted 25 percent. The high court should keep that in mind today as it hears oral arguments about a Chicago handgun ban. Gun controllers screamed to high heaven that impending disaster would follow the court's decision to junk some of the district's gun controls. One of those screaming the loudest was Chicago Mayor Richard M.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Reuters

The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared likely to extend the federal right to own guns to state and local governments, but some justices said firearms still could face regulations and restrictions. In a legal challenge to Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban, the high court seemed deeply divided along conservative and liberal lines in considering how broadly to extend its landmark 2008 ruling that individual Americans have a federal right to own guns to all the states and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Talk Radio News (USA)

Even liberal Justices seemed to agree in today's Supreme Court oral arguments that the Second Amendment must prevent cities and states from passing certain gun regulations. The Supreme Court in 2008 ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to bear firearms, but that ruling applied to only the federal government, and today's case, McDonald v. Chicago, raised the question of whether states as well are prevented from restricting access to guns. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

National Public Radio (USA), Transcript

The U.S. Supreme Court steps back onto the firing range, so to speak, as it takes up the controversial question of gun rights Tuesday. At issue is whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms puts constitutional limits on state and local laws as well as federal laws. For the first 100 years of America's history, the Bill of Rights — protecting rights of free speech and religion, among others — limited only what the federal government could do. The states had a... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Washington Post, Blog

Gun-rights supporters had reason to cheer Tuesday after the Virginia General Assembly gave final approval to a bill allowing concealed weapons permit holders to enter restaurants that serve alcohol. Two other bills friendly to gun owners also won final approval. On a day when the U.S. Supreme Court was hearing perhaps the most widely followed Second Amendment case in years, Virginia's House of Delegates gave final passage to a Senate bill that opens bars to people... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Coffee chain Starbucks said Wednesday it's sticking to its policy of letting customers carry guns where it's legal and is asking not to be put in the middle of a larger gun-control debate. The company's statement, issued Wednesday, stems from recent campaign by some gun owners, who have walked into Starbucks and other businesses to test state laws that allow gun owners to carry weapons openly in public places. Now, gun control advocates are protesting the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wisconsin — Dealers would have to check the mental health histories of handgun buyers before selling them firearms under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the Senate. Senators also advanced a bill that could lead to limits on the areas where tickets for Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers games could be resold outside the stadiums. The handgun measure is meant to help prevent shootings such as the one at Virginia Tech in 2007 that killed 32 students... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

2 March 2010

Augusta Chronicle (Georgia), Editorial

In the comedy Roxanne , Steve Martin is a fire chief of an incompetent department that's as likely to start a fire as put one out. "I have a dream," he tells the men after dousing one of their own little fires. "It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream -- and I hope you don't find this too crazy -- is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing... (GunPolicy.org)

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