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Gun Policy News, 28 January 1999

Reino Unido

28 January 1999

Times (UK)

A boy aged 10 was arrested by Barbados airport officials after arriving for a holiday wearing camouflage clothing. Ted Hills's outfit, bought from Marks & Spencer, broke a Barbadian law that makes it illegal for all but the island's armed forces to wear camouflage kit. His mother, Pat, said: "We got to customs and an airport police officer took us off to a room and told Ted to strip off. I told them he was not a terrorist and that he was only 10, but they said it was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 January 1999

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

The potentially explosive issue of gun control during the 2002 Winter Games may be handled without the kind of take-it-to-the-mat political combat common in attempts to alter Utah's concealed-weapons law. Utah lawmakers will consider this simple solution: Tell gun owners to leave their firearms at home if attending Olympic events. Sen. Mike Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, introduced a weapons-free Olympics bill Wednesday. The measure would give state Public Safety... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 January 1999

Daily Herald (Washington state)

Michael Hastings was small and fast. At 14, he had a sharp mind, dark brown eyes that sparkled with mischief and big dreams of one day becoming a lawyer. The Orcas Island youth stood barely 5 feet tall, but he made the football team his freshman year of high school and through guts and blistering speed, earned the nickname "Stinger." Michael "maybe weighed 90 pounds, soaking wet," his father, Chuck Hastings, said this week. "But he was like a bullet." The boy should... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 January 1999

Philadelphia Inquirer

NEW YORK — It has been almost five years since a robber shot and killed Kei Sunata, a 22-year-old Japanese immigrant, on a deserted staircase in a housing complex in Queens. And now Sunata's killing is at the heart of a groundbreaking federal lawsuit here. The suit, being tried in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, has been brought by the families of seven gun-violence victims against 30 gun-makers. They are seeking monetary damages from the companies, accusing them of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 January 1999

Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura can now pack heat if he wants too. The former professional wrestler and Navy SEAL has been granted a license to carry a concealed weapon. Ventura, who has armed State Police escorts, isn't saying why he wants to carry a concealed weapon. When a spokesman for Ventura was asked whether the governor will be carrying the gun at the state capitol, he quoted Ventura as saying, "That's my private business." Eight... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 January 1999

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Armed with large charts, an economics expert representing the firearms industry testified that studies offered by plaintiffs in a key court case on handgun violence were flawed or erroneous. Gustavo "Chip" Bamberger blasted documentation suggesting that handguns were used in crimes only once. He told a jury in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday that it was far more likely that guns are used repeatedly, even by the same person. If you're a criminal, he... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 January 1999

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Scott King called it the most difficult duty he's had to perform as mayor of Gary, Indiana — bidding farewell to a police officer cut down in the line of duty. But that's only one reason King is among the 280 city leaders gathered this week in the nation's capital seeking to reduce gun violence. "When I was growing up, you got in a fight and went home with a bloody lip. These days, the kids have guns, and we have to do something about it." What... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

28 January 1999

Reuters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Conference of Mayors said Thursday it was working with Senators to produce broad national legislation that would curb the easy flow of weapons into the hands of criminals and children. "It is our intention, working with members of the U.S. Senate, to develop an omnibus gun violence bill and have that bill ready for introduction sometime in the third or fourth week of February …," said Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell, who heads the group's... (GunPolicy.org)

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