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Gun Policy News, 29 June 2010

États-Unis

29 June 2010

Washington Post

The Second Amendment provides Americans a fundamental right to bear arms that cannot be violated by state and local governments, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a long-sought victory for gun rights advocates. The 5 to 4 decision does not strike down any gun-control laws, nor does it elaborate on what kind of laws would offend the Constitution. One justice predicted that an "avalanche" of lawsuits would be filed across the country asking federal judges to define the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalie,États-Unis,Israël,Tchad,Panama,Bosnie-Herzégovine

29 June 2010

Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv)

Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry sources adamantly denied yesterday that they were in any way involved in arms shipments to Somalia. Spokesmen for both ministries were responding to news of the arrest in the U.S. of Hanoch Miller, an Israeli arms merchant, for allegedly illegal arms sales to Somalia, forging documents, money laundering and violating the UN arms embargo on Somalia. A Defense Ministry spokesman said there is a ban on arms sales to Somalia and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Monday extended nationwide the right to armed self-defense, a historic conclusion to an age-old battle over the meaning of the Second Amendment. The decision gives federal judges the power to strike down state and local weapons laws for violating the Constitution. But the court said that the right isn't unfettered, and the decision is likely to lead to years of litigation as lower courts try to determine what restrictions are... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

CNN

WASHINGTON — In another dramatic victory for firearm owners, the Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional Chicago, Illinois', 28-year-old strict ban on handgun ownership, a potentially far-reaching case over the ability of state and local governments to enforce limits on weapons. A 5-4 conservative majority of justices on Monday reiterated its 2-year-old conclusion that the Constitution gives individuals equal or greater power than states on the issue of possession... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Wall Street Journal, Opinion

There is a remarkable academic consensus that the original meaning of the 14th Amendment protected an individual right to keep and bear arms against interference by state governments. Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in McDonald v. Chicago affirmed that this is indeed the case. It is, therefore, a great victory for enforcing the original meaning of the Constitution. Thankfully for the rights of Americans, the Chicago gun ban at issue will soon be consigned to the dust... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Second Amendment's guarantee of an individual right to bear arms applies to state and local gun control laws, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 5-to-4 decision. The ruling came almost exactly two years after the court first ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own guns in District of Columbia v. Heller, another 5-to-4 decision. But the Heller case addressed only federal laws; it left open the question of whether Second... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

New York Times, Editorial

About 10,000 Americans died by handgun violence, according to federal statistics, in the four months that the Supreme Court debated which clause of the Constitution it would use to subvert Chicago's entirely sensible ban on handgun ownership. The arguments that led to Monday's decision undermining Chicago's law were infuriatingly abstract, but the results will be all too real and bloody. This began two years ago, when the Supreme Court disregarded the plain words of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Associated Press

CHICAGO — A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban, but it may not make handgun ownership there much easier if the city's powerful mayor has his way. Shortly after the high court voted 5-4 Monday along familiar ideological lines — with five conservative-moderate justices in favor of gun rights and four liberals opposed — Chicago Mayor Richard M.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

San Francisco Chronicle

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday that Americans have a constitutional right to have a handgun at home for self-defense, even in cities that until now have outlawed handguns. The 5-4 decision reversed a ruling that had upheld Chicago's ban on handguns and all but declared the 1982 ordinance unconstitutional. The justices ordered a federal appeals court in to reconsider its ruling. Monday's ruling extends the reach of the Second Amendment and will open... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Chicago Sun-Times

The Daley administration will take its time before rushing through a replacement for Chicago's "unenforceable" handgun ban to avoid providing more legal ammunition for gun control opponents, the city's top lawyer said today. As a result, the City Council's Police Committee will hear testimony from experts about what can legally be included in a new ordinance, but take no action on specific regulations. "We're just trying to get it right… . We're trying to figure out... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer

WASHINGTON — A split Supreme Court ruled Monday that Chicago's strict handgun ban violated an individual's right to own firearms, enshrined in the Second Amendment, a landmark decision that casts state and local gun laws into question. The 5-4 ruling marks the first time the court has determined that the Constitution restricts state and municipal gun-control powers. "Self-defense is a basic right, recognized by many legal systems from ancient times to the present... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

National Review (USA)

The Supreme Court's rejection of Chicago's handgun ban in McDonald v. City of Chicago is more than a recognition that the Second Amendment applies to the states as well as the federal government. The McDonald decision is a harbinger for the end of gun prohibition as an idea. The simple, undeniable truth is that gun control does not work. McDonald brings the law up to speed with reality, where advocates of gun control have been wrong since the issue became a national... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

ABC News (Australia)

A United States mayor is vowing to fight a US Supreme Court decision overturning his city's ban on handguns in the home. Each day, 80 Americans die from gun violence. Last month 164 people were murdered in Chicago. In the majority of cases a gun was the weapon of choice. Chicago mayor Richard Daley is convinced the figure would be higher if it was not for a ban on handguns in the home which has been in place in Chicago for the last 30 years. "Common sense tells you... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Financial Times (UK)

The US could see a wave of challenges to local gun-control measures after the US Supreme Court yesterday overturned a ruling upholding Chicago's 28-year-old ban on handguns - one of the country's strictest gun-control regimes - in a victory for gun-rights activists. The US's highest court had never previously ruled whether the constitutional right to keep and bear arms applied to US cities and states. But by a 5-4 vote, the justices deemed that the second amendment... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and states must abide by the 2nd Amendment, strengthening the rights of gun owners and opening courthouse doors nationwide for gun rights advocates to argue that restrictions on firearms are unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the right to have a handgun for self-defense is "fundamental from an American perspective [and] applies equally to the federal government and the states." The high... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Detroit Free Press, Editorial

No one on either side of the gun control debate could have been very surprised by Monday's ruling in McDonald v. Chicago, in which a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court majority all but doomed local and state efforts to ban firearms outright. The latest ruling came just two years after a similarly divided court struck down Washington, D.C.'s, handgun ban, and there was little reason to believe the majority would be more sympathetic to a similarly restrictive Chicago gun law,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Los Angeles Times, Editorial

Supporters of gun control are understandably disappointed by Monday's Supreme Court decision dooming a ban on handguns adopted by the city of Chicago. But the legal rationale for the 5-4 ruling is correct. If every individual has the right to keep and bear arms — as the court unwisely held two years ago in invalidating a similar ban in the federal enclave of Washington, D.C. — then it can't be taken away by states and cities. We criticized the Washington, D.C.,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 June 2010

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

Nothing that the Supreme Court did in striking down a Chicago handgun ban is likely to change life in Utah anytime soon, advocates on both sides of the gun divide said Monday. Already, Utahns can keep handguns and carry them just about anywhere they go in the state. The Legislature has directed that guns are allowed in most public places, including the University of Utah. School zone restrictions are likely to get looser, not tighter, according to one state... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

29 June 2010

Calgary Sun (Alberta)

The owner of a Calgary shooting range is defending his business after it was revealed a current and former employee are now facing charges of trafficking guns. JR Cox, owner of The Shooting Edge, said he was shocked to learn Mikkel Rydstrom-Poulsen, 25, and Andrew O'Neal Cox, 30, were arrested on June 22 during a police sting that saw 16 firearms seized. O'Neal Cox and Cox are not related. "I'm personally insulted they would do this to me," said Cox. "Inventory,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Israël

29 June 2010

Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv)

West Bank residents claim discrimination as nationwide campaign to limit gun use makes no exception for Israelis living beyond the Green Line. West Bank settlers on Tuesday accused the government of putting them at physical risk by initiating a nationwide crackdown on handguns. Settlers were infuriated when it emerged at a Knesset meeting on Monday that Israel Police would make no exception for West Bank residents in a campaign to reduce the number of licensed and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

29 June 2010

Calgary Herald (Alberta)

An alleged weapons trafficking ring has ties to a city shooting range. One employee and a former worker of The Shooting Edge were among four people charged with selling guns, many with their serial numbers tampered with, on the black market. Both worked in retail sales and as range officers. Range owner J.R. Cox said Tuesday he was shocked to learn a four-year employee is facing 24 criminal charges. "You can't hide from this kind of thing. We don't sell cotton candy;... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

29 June 2010

Southshore Now (Canada)

The Italy Cross man charged last week following an armed standoff at his home has been released from custody, but he's not allowed to see his wife and son. Danny Lawraine Tanner, 43, spent three nights in custody before the Crown agreed to his release June 23. Court documents specify that he must live at his daughter's home in Maitland and he's to have no contact with his wife and son. He must also stay clear of alcohol, drugs and firearms. Mr. Tanner is due back in... (GunPolicy.org)

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