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Prévention de la violence armée, lois sur le contrôle des armes à feu et commerce des armes légères :

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France

French Father Kills Himself After Son's Suicide

8 April 2001

Reuters

PARIS — French teenager Frederic Vivaroli shot himself in the head after his father berated him for a bad school report. When his father saw him lying dead, he picked up the same gun and killed himself too. The double suicide took place last Thursday in a village near Avignon, after Frederic, 15, returned home with a disappointing school report and a note asking his parents to come and meet his teacher, newspapers reported. After his father told him off, Frederic... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

France to Tighten Gun Control Laws

30 January 2001

Agence France Presse

PARIS — The French government on Tuesday announced plans to tighten controls on gun dealers in the country, faced with an increasing wave of armed violence. France's domestic security council (CSI) met on Tuesday and asked the country's defence and interior ministers to draw up new legislation forcing gun shops to seek preliminary authorisation before opening an outlet. At present, would-be gun shop owners need only make an official declaration, which local... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

French Arms Scandal Implicates Politicians

10 January 2001

Guardian (UK)

France's widening arms-dealing scandal threatened to embroil more high-ranking figures yesterday as the head of an arms export agency run by the interior ministry claimed his company had for years served as a cover for trafficking. Henri Hurand, managing director of Sofremi, the export company controlled by the interior ministry, alleged that the accused arms dealer Pierre Falcone was Sofremi's sole intermediary for foreign arms sales and that he had "showered everyone... (GunPolicy.org)

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France,Afrique

Mitterrand Son a Suspect in Illicit African Arms Deals

22 December 2000

Guardian (UK)

Jean-Christophe, the elder son and close adviser of the late French president, François Mitterrand, was arrested yesterday and detained for questioning on suspicion of involvement in alleged illegal arms sales to Angola. Mr Mitterrand, who was his father's African strategy analyst from 1986 to 1992, was being held in the headquarters of the Paris financial crime squad with a noted writer, Paul-Loup Sulitzer, judicial sources said. The two men were arrested after... (GunPolicy.org)

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France,Europe

Muzzling the Guns in August

31 August 2000

Los Angeles Times

BAY of the SOMME, France — The full, low-riding moon is tinting the saltwater marsh a pale, shimmering silver. It's long past midnight, but Guillaume Houart is wide awake in the floating blind, quietly smoking a hand-rolled cigarette, his 12-gauge shotgun within easy reach. In the man-made pond outside, he's positioned nine caged or tethered mallards-living, quacking lures hunters call "Judas ducks," whose calls are meant to lure unsuspecting wild fowl into shooting... (GunPolicy.org)

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France,Nations Unies

End-Run Strategy: World Leaders Propose to Stem Small-Arms Flow

8 April 2000

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

WASHINGTON — The proposal that the former prime minister of France, Michel Rocard, brought to Washington seemed simple enough — at first. Supported by an "eminent persons group" — 19 respected world leaders — the elegant French socialist was meeting with U.S. and UN officials to push a worldwide policy to tighten the "small arms" flow that is ravaging the world. The message is that guns, rifles, hand grenades and light missiles are claiming 200,000 lives each... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

France to Examine Gun Control in Other Nations

21 March 2000

United Press International

PARIS — As a result of rising gun-related crimes, France will begin examining how other nations address gun control. French Interior Minister Jean-Pierre Chevenment said he plans to assemble a special committee to look at the impact of various gun-control laws in other key nations. Statistics show that more than 20 percent of French households have at least one firearm. In addition, half of the estimated 1,000 murders committed each year in France involve... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

French Take Aim at Lax Gun Laws

21 March 2000

Guardian (UK)

The French parliament has sent a fact-finding mission to Britain to gauge the success of gun control measures introduced after the Dunblane massacre because a shocking report suggests that as many as 20m firearms may be in circulation in the country. According to new figures from the interior ministry, more than a fifth of all French households now possess at least one firearm. The probability of murder or manslaughter in such homes is four times higher than the... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

French Hunters Are Under the Gun as New Year Starts

3 January 1999

Reuters

PARIS — France's hunters, who have held sway over the countryside since the Revolution in 1789, face a bleak New Year with the European Union and the Environment Ministry turning their guns on them. Having fought off a half-hearted government attempt to curtail their season, they were caught off guard by Brussels which two weeks ago invoked European law and demanded that they shorten the season for shooting migrating birds by a month. The Greens Party, whose leader... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

France Tightens Arms Laws After Rise in Violence

22 December 1998

Reuters

PARIS — French authorities, alarmed by an increase in urban violence, tightened the country's arms laws on Tuesday by widening a decree on the issue of weapon permits. Owners of hunting shotguns and single shot handguns will now require a hunting permit, or belong to a gun club. They will also be subject to investigation. The weapons were sold until now on presentation of identity papers. A government decree said current owners of the specified weapons must respond... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

French National Assembly Votes to Tighten Gun Laws

29 May 1998

Reuters

PARIS — The National Assembly, driven by fears that U.S.-style gun violence could one day spread to France, voted Friday to tighten already rigid restrictions on the private ownership of firearms. The legislation now must go to the Senate, which is expected to take it up in the autumn. The bill flatly bans the purchase or possession of firearms or ammunition without official approval. The state could authorize gun ownership only for: - Members of the military. -... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

French National Assembly Passes Tough Gun Law

29 May 1998

Associated Press

PARIS — Spurred by rising violent crime, France's National Assembly on Friday approved a law banning most private gun ownership and limiting it to hunters and collectors. "It's time to put a stop to individual arms and reaffirm that the state alone must keep the monopoly on legitimate violence," said the author of the bill, Socialist deputy Bruno Le Roux. The law, which must be approved by the Senate, passed with votes from the leftist coalition and over... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

France to Further Tighten Weapons Law -Minister

14 May 1998

Reuters

PARIS — Interior Minister Jean-Pierre Chevenement, speaking amid public concern over spiralling juvenile delinquence, said on Thursday he would seek to further tighten France's already stringent rules on possession of arms. "We can tighten regulations. We can do it without enacting any new laws and we can do it quickly if we want to," he told reporters, adding: "I want to submit the issue beforehand to the (French) cabinet." France has tough rules on sale and... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

French Shooting Sparks Calls for Gun Control

3 April 1998

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

A shooting in a French classroom has united a coalition of government leaders, concerned parents and right-wing politicians in a call for tougher gun control, Reuters reported April 1. An 18-year-old boy in Lille, France took a small handgun to school and wound up shot in the head. Officials are unsure whether the boy was playing Russian roulette or was fooling around with the gun with a friend and unintentionally shot himself. The fatal shooting occurred in the back... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

French Court Convicts Russian Youth in Death of Six

14 March 1998

Reuters

VERSAILLES, France — A French court found a Russian teenager guilty on Saturday of the 1995 murder of six family members and friends, a crime he initially admitted but later blamed on Russian mobsters. The youth court in the Paris suburb of Versailles sentenced the 19-year-old, identified by judicial authorities only as Alexi P., to eight years in prison, including the three years he has already spent in detention. His lawyers put off a decision on whether they... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

Russian Boy on Trial for Murdering Six in France

4 March 1998

Reuters

VERSAILLES, France — A Russian teenager went on trial in suburban Paris on Wednesday for the 1995 slaying of six family members and friends, a crime he initially admitted but later blamed on Russian mobsters. The youth, now 19 and identified by judicial authorities only as Alexi P., is accused of using guns from his father's collection to kill his father and stepmother, grandparents and two family friends — all of Russian nationality — after a family... (GunPolicy.org)

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