Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Illinois: Court dismisses anti-gun lawsuit: "The Illinois Supreme Court yesterday threw out two lawsuits accusing gunmakers of knowingly letting weapons fall into the hands of gang members and other criminals. In two unanimous rulings, the court said the manufacturers cannot legally be blamed for street violence. But five of the seven justices were so disturbed by allegations raised in the case that they wrote a separate opinion urging the Legislature to create tougher gun regulations. The lawsuits, filed by the city of Chicago and victims of shootings, claimed the defendants created a public nuisance by pouring guns into the Chicago area that are used to kill."

Hunt for the key-fob guns in UK: "Police across Britain have been put on a major alert after guns disguised as key fobs and mobile phones were smuggled into the country. The four-inch long weapons, probably made in Poland, are so realistic they would fool virtually anyone and could easily be taken on to planes.Police have been giving a special briefing to watch out for the guns which, if fired from close range, would be lethal."

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