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Gun Policy News, 16 January 2011

États-Unis

16 January 2011

Courier-Post (New Jersey)

Of the handful of legislative responses to this month's tragic mass shooting that killed six and nearly claimed one of Congress's own, a bill co-sponsored by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., is the toughest. It is also unlikely to reach President Barack Obama's desk. New Jersey's senior senator and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y. -- whose husband was slain by a gunman in 1993 -- plan to introduce a bill that would outlaw the manufacture and sale of high-capacity clips... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2011

Associated Press

Sen. Chuck Schumer says if someone admits illegal drug use to a federal official, he should not be allowed to buy a gun. The New York Democrat suggests that military recruiters and other officials report admissions of drug use to a national database. Schumer says Jared Loughner's alleged drug use could have prevented his purchase of a gun. Loughner is accused of killing six people in Tucson, Ariz., and shooting congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. A military official in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2011

Miami Herald

TUCSON, Arizona -- At the Frontier Gun Shop toward the east side of this city, Jim Sharrah figures he can outfit you with a quality handgun or rifle, ammunition and pretty much whatever else you need in 15 to 20 minutes. As long as you're a resident of Arizona and at least 21 without an adjudicated history of violence or mental issues, that's about how long the entire process takes, including the background check. You can walk out with the weapon loaded and tucked... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2011

Los Angeles Times

Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner failed an Army drug test. Sen. Charles Schumer urges a new policy that he says would have flagged Loughner in the FBI database when he tried to buy a gun. Sen. Charles E. Schumer urged the Obama administration on Sunday to require the military to inform the FBI when a prospective enlistee is rejected for excessive drug use, saying such a policy would have prevented suspected Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner from buying a... (GunPolicy.org)

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16 January 2011

Atlantic (USA)

Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made reference to the Arizona mass shooting during Sunday's service, describing it as "senseless." However, Holder declined to take questions on whether gun-control laws might have prevented the shooting, and walked off when asked by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for his position on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. "Not today man, not today,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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16 January 2011

The Hill (Washington DC), Opinion

"…I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly…" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 16, 1963 I share these words at a time when our nation has, once again,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2011

Washington Post, Editorial

The public opinion climate for more regulation of guns is significantly chillier today than it was two or three decades ago. In 1990, 78 percent of the public told a Gallup poll that they felt that the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made stricter; in October of last year, just 44 percent said this. A sizable shift in public sentiment has taken place in just the past two years. The percentage of the public saying it's more important to control gun ownership... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2011

SCNow (South Carolina), Column

I know. Guns don't kill; people do. And alcohol doesn't cause wrecks, either; drivers do. Such narcotics as crack and cocaine don't cause wrecks; drivers do. So should that mean that we scrap the driving while impaired laws? Few people would be for that, but why is it that so many people in this country think there should be no control of guns? Why should a person have no responsibility for a firearm he introduces to society? Why should pathetically irresponsible... (GunPolicy.org)

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16 January 2011

AoL News (USA) / Politics Daily, Opinion

Speaking at the memorial service in Tucson, Ariz., President Obama said that it is human nature to look for explanations and to search for solutions when something horrific happens, as it did on an otherwise ordinary Saturday morning in a Safeway parking lot. The volley of shots that left six dead and 14 others wounded has prompted calls for tighter gun laws, and as Obama spoke, advocates of gun control listened closely for some gesture of support in their direction.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2011

Los Angeles Times

Her past efforts to tighten control of guns drew on the awful aftermath of violence, so there was a certain sad symmetry to Sen. Dianne Feinstein's pledge last week to work with her colleagues to outlaw the extended ammunition clip that allowed Tucson shooter Jared Loughner to fire at so many people so swiftly. Feinstein said in an interview Friday that she was exploring the idea of reviving a law to limit the size of ammunition clips. The assault weapons ban of 1994,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 January 2011

Sacramento Bee (California), Editorial

The slaughter in Tucson has reawakened the national debate about gun laws. It's long past time for that. The deranged 22-year old who allegedly killed six and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was easily able to purchase a semiautomatic pistol and a high-capacity magazine that allowed him to fire off 30 bullets without reloading. A law that banned that type of military-style assault weapon expired in 2004 and has not been renewed. The powerful... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Sacramento Bee (California)

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