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Gun Policy News, 17 September 1998

Estados Unidos

17 September 1998

Wall Street Journal

NEW YORK — Attorney Elisa Barnes was casually reading a report about gun violence when this question occurred to her: Why hadn't the gun industry been sued for negligently distributing a dangerous product — much as makers of the drug DES were sued a decade ago? The fact that Ms. Barnes knew little about firearms and had never sued a gun maker didn't deter her. A sole practitioner who played a junior role in litigation over the antimiscarriage drug... (GunPolicy.org)

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17 September 1998

New England Journal of Medicine; Vol. 339, No. 12, Editorial

In the United States, the rates of injury and death due to firearms and the rate of crimes committed with firearms are far higher than those in any other industrialized nation. Every hour, guns are used to kill four people and to commit 120 crimes in our country. Perhaps the most appropriate international comparisons are among the United States and other developed "frontier" countries where English is spoken: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These four nations have... (GunPolicy.org)

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