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Gun Policy News, 5 May 1998

Naciones Unidas

5 May 1998

Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. officials and several human-rights and disarmament groups are pressing the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations to introduce measures at their summit this month to restrict both the legal and illicit world arms traffic. The G-8 leaders — who meet in Birmingham, England May 15-17 — already have agreed to consider a "stronger international regime for import and licensing of firearms" as part of an "international instrument" to counter... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 May 1998

Reuters / Variety

NRA cheerleader Charlton Heston went on the offensive against Barbra Streisand Monday, accusing her of "profiteering on the back of a tragedy" and misrepresenting the gun rights organization in the NBC TV movie "The Long Island Incident," which aired Sunday. Streisand's Barwood Films produced the true-life project, in which Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne") played Carolyn McCarthy, a housewife who was elected a New York congresswoman on a gun control platform after her... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 May 1998

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

Justice Minister Anne McLellan says implementation of Canada's new gun control law will go ahead despite a report from a government advisory group that the legislation will create a black market of illegal weaponry. A bullish Ms. McLellan said yesterday that she has no intention of re-opening the legislation, despite dire predictions contained in a new report from the government's own User Group which represents gun users, gun store owners and collectors. The group was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 May 1998

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

A bill that would require all handguns sold in the U.S. to be equipped with trigger locks has been dubbed "Christopher's Law," in memory of an 11-year-old Staten Island boy who was unintentionally shot last year, the Associated Press reported May 3. Christopher Murphy was fatally shot by a 12-year-old friend, who was showing off an unlicensed gun belonging to his brother. The .22 caliber handgun, which was kept in an unlocked stereo cabinet, went off and hit Murphy in... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 May 1998


VATICAN CITY — The head of the pope's Swiss Guard was shot with his wife in "a moment of madness" by a young vice-corporal with a grudge against his superiors, the Vatican said Tuesday. It said hurt professional pride, not sexual jealousy, apparently drove vice-corporal Cedric Tornay, 23, to kill the couple before turning his gun on himself. Captain Commandant Alois Estermann, 43, who shielded Pope John Paul II during a 1981 assassination attempt, was shot dead in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 May 1998

New York Times, Obituary

Samuel Cummings, the world's biggest small-arms dealer, died April 29 in Monaco after a series of strokes. He was 71 and had long reigned as the undisputed philosopher-king of the arms trade. In a world marked by secrecy, deception, swindles and scams, Cummings stood out. He was open, had a reputation for honesty, and was a genial connoisseur of the profit found in political violence. "The arms business," he told an interviewer in 1989, "is based on human folly, and... (GunPolicy.org)

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