La circulation des armes aux Etats-Unis provoque aussi des tueries dans les pays voisins. Alors que le débat sur le contrôle du port d’arme resurgit aux Etats-Unis après chaque tuerie de masse – dont les dernières en date à El Paso et Dayton –, les armes à feu états-uniennes envahissent les pays voisins.
Véritable fléau, elles provoquent nombre d’agressions et de meurtres en Amérique latine et aux Caraïbes. La Jamaïque, où le taux d’homicides est parmi les plus élevés au monde, est l’un des pays les plus touchés par le phénomène, relate le New York Times dans une longue enquête publiée le 25 août. Christchurch shooting: gun owners begin to hand in their weapons. New Zealanders have begun handing in their firearms to police in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting in Christchurch which resulted in the deaths of at least 50 people.
New Zealand police said that, as of Tuesday night, at least 37 firearms had been handed in to police officers around the country. The prime minister is expected to announce changes to gun laws in the coming days, including measures such as a ban on semi-automatic rifles, a plan that was flagged by her attorney general, David Parker, one day after the massacre. She emerged from a long cabinet meeting on Monday, Jacinda Ardern said her team would take the rest of the week to work out the details after agreeing to make changes “in principle”, adding: “These aren’t simple areas of law. So that’s simply what we’ll be taking the time to get right.” Katy gun store faces backlash over back-to-school sale sign. How to Buy a Gun in 16 Countries. Many states have additional buying restrictions, including waiting periods and expanded background checks.
Roughly a third of American gun owners buy guns without a background check, which federal law does not require when buying directly from a private seller. Some countries require buyers to accurately hit a target or demonstrate safe handling procedures. After 50 people were killed in shootings at two mosques, New Zealand passed a law banning most semiautomatic weapons. Gun regulations in New Zealand are far more restrictive than in the United States, and buying handguns requires a special permit.
But unlike some countries, New Zealand doesn’t require most guns to be registered. Authorities in South Africa, Australia and India may talk to people who know buyers and can vouch for them or raise red flags. Mexico, Russia and South Africa have thriving black markets for guns. Aux États-Unis, le débat sur le contrôle des armes progresse après la tuerie de Las Vegas. Après la pire fusillade de l'histoire américaine, la Maison-Blanche, plusieurs élus et même la NRA ouvrent la voie à une réforme en évoquant la nécessité d'un meilleur contrôle des «bump stock», ce dispositif dont Stephen Paddock était équipé et qui permet de tirer en rafales avec des armes semi-automatiques.
La question du contrôle des armes à feu, dont la détention est garantie par le deuxième amendement de la Constitution américaine, est à nouveau posée après le massacre de Las Vegas où 58 personnes ont perdu la vie. La Maison-Blanche et des élus républicains se sont dits prêts à discuter d'une interdiction des «bump stock», un mécanisme transformant les fusils semi-automatiques en fusils automatiques.
Toddler shoots two children with handgun in daycare centre. Two children are in serious but stable condition after allegedly being shot by another toddler at their home day care centre.
A toddler in Dearborn, Michigan “accessed a handgun” in a suburban home where several children were being cared for, police said. The weapon discharged, injuring two 3-year-olds who were present. The children were initially listed as in critical condition, but have since been downgraded to serious. One was shot in the shoulder, and the other suffered an injury to his face, according to the Detroit Free Press. At least one child is expected to make a full recovery, police said. “We’re going to pray these two young kids are going to be ok,” Police Chief Ron Haddad said at a news conference. Mr Haddad said there were several other children at the house at the time of the shooting. Representatives for the Michigan Department of Licencing and Regulatory Affairs told the Detroit News that the house was not licenced as a child care home.
Two-thirds of Americans support gun limits in public places – study. Two-thirds of Americans believe that guns should be restricted in many public places, according to a study published on Thursday.
The study, by a group of leading public health researchers, found that at least 64% of those surveyed did not support carrying guns on college campuses, in places of worship, government buildings, schools, bars or sports stadiums. Even among gun owners, a majority did not approve of guns in bars or in schools. The survey published in the American Journal of Public Health comes as a number of states have passed laws to expand where guns can be carried in public. “That’s an important finding because it goes against the general trend of what lawmakers are doing,” said Julia Wolfson, a professor of public health at the University of Michigan and one of the study’s co-authors. Women's March leads hundreds in gun control protest at NRA headquarters. For 55 months, protesters have demonstrated outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.
In snow, rain and blazing sun, they have met to mark each month since 14 December 2012, when 20 children and six adults were shot dead at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and to protest NRA influence over the lack of action by Congress on stricter gun control laws. On Friday, between 400 and 500 people lined both sides of the street outside the gleaming, modern NRA building. Usually, the 14th of each month brings a dedicated crowd of 30. About 20 armed counter-demonstrators from a local group marched along the street, carrying signs that supported gun rights and touted the benefits of good guys with guns.
Under siege by liberals: the town where everyone owns a gun. There’s an empty stretch of field off highway 141 in Colorado that used to be the perfect American town.
Small houses with white picket fences boasted big flower gardens. Kids played kick the can in the streets, rode their bikes, splashed in swimming pools. On Sundays, they might have watched an Elvis movie on TV. Guns Play Oversize Role in Rural Suicides - The New York Times. Photo Suicide rates are higher in rural counties, according to a new study, and the reason is firearm use by men.
The report, in the American Journal of Public Health, used data on 6,196 suicides of Maryland residents over age 15. They found that the rate of firearm suicides was 66 percent higher in the most thinly populated counties than in metropolitan areas with populations greater than a million. Non-firearm suicide rates in rural and urban counties were roughly the same. Rates of firearm suicide by women were no different in rural and urban areas, but total suicides by women were 37 percent greater in urban areas. Men accounted for about 80 percent of all suicides, and nearly 90 percent of gun suicides. “Patients with mental health issues should be assessed for gun availability,” said the lead author, Dr. Continue reading the main story.
Ban the Open Carry of Firearms - The New York Times. Photo When militia members and white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Va., last Saturday with Nazi flags and racist placards, many of them also carried firearms openly, including semiautomatic weapons.
They came to intimidate and terrify protesters and the police. If you read reports of the physical attacks they abetted, apparently their plan worked. Walmart Apologizes for Sign Advertising Guns as Back-to-School Item - The New York Times. “We’re looking into every possible scenario,” the spokesman, Charles Crowson, said.
Among them: that the sign had been placed above the gun display by a customer as a prank, that a store associate made a mistake in placing the sign near the gun display and that the photo was fake. Mr. Crowson confirmed that the image depicted a Walmart store and that the sign in the photo was consistent with the back-to-school themes and advertising campaigns the company rolled out for the season. He said that the photograph that has been circulating on social media was the only one he was aware of showing the sign in such an inappropriate place, and added that he was not aware of any other similar incidents. Mr. After people began sharing the photo on social media on Wednesday morning, members of the company’s social media team initially said on Twitter that the sign had been hung inside a store in Evansville, Ind., and that it had been subsequently removed from the gun display.