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Gun Policy News, 24 January 2000

Estados Unidos

24 January 2000

San Jose Mercury News / Contra Costa Times (California)

EL SOBRANTE — Apparently angered over being prohibited from speaking to the congregation, a man opened fire at a Sikh temple Sunday, killing a temple official and wounding at least one other man. Police identified the suspect in custody as Joga Singh Sandher, 35, of Hayward, believed to be a limousine driver in Union City. Temple members subdued him after the shooting and held him for police. Contra Costa sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Caruso said the official was found dead... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

24 January 2000

Denver Post (Colorado), Editorial

This week will be make-orbreak time in the state Legislature for gun control measures backed by Gov. Bill Owens. Sadly, Owens' own Republican Party might desert his effort to keep firearms away from criminals and children. Starting Monday, both the state Senate and House Judiciary Committees will debate proposals to: ban thirdparty purchases of guns for people who can't legally buy them; require safe storage of firearms; raise the minimum age for buying a handgun from... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

24 January 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

No lawmaker in the Colorado legislature has been as personally touched by the Columbine High School tragedy as Rep. Don Lee. His son was in the cafeteria when the shooting broke out April 20. His children were friends with some of the victims. The Lees live two blocks from Pat Ireland, whose dramatic plunge from the school's library window still gives people shivers. Lee counts as constituents many of the families whose children were killed, injured or scarred when... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

24 January 2000

Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)

One hundred and fifty — that's roughly how many bad guys with guns are responsible for the bulk of the shootings in the Pittsburgh region, with its population of more than 2 million people. And those are the people — the "bad actors," in cop-speak — that a federal, state and local gun task force has identified as the violent repeat offenders authorities want to curtail, one way or another, under Operation Target. Operation Target, cited by President Clinton as... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

24 January 2000

Baltimore Sun

Michael P. Corbett, a single father raising three children in Sudbury, Mass., Richard Facemyer, a chemist living in Columbia, Mo., and Randy D. Hix, a computer technician from Marietta, Ga., don't know each other, but they have a few things in common. They have never set foot in Carroll County and would be hard pressed to find it on a map. But when these gun rights advocates heard about the furor sparked by a Carroll County Republican group's handgun raffle, they... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

24 January 2000

Dallas Morning News (Texas)

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans foundation spent more than twice what it expected in a gun drive aimed at reducing the number of firearms in the city. At least 190 people turned over their weapons for $50 apiece from the Velocity Foundation, which spent $9,500 Saturday for guns it will turn over to police to be destroyed. About 10 percent of those who showed up had to leave with their weapons because the money ran out, said the Rev. Norwood Thompson Jr., who helped... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

24 January 2000

USA Today

DENVER — Nine months after the Columbine High School shootings, Colorado state legislators begin debate today on gun-control proposals prompted by the massacre. With 17 separate gun-related measures on the docket, this is dubbed "gun week" at the golden-domed state Capitol, 12 miles from the suburban setting of last April's killing spree. Both sides of the gun issue are expected to crowd the legislative sessions. Proposed laws range from raising to 21 the legal age... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

24 January 2000

Detroit Free Press

WASHINGTON — The first battle in the national legal struggle over who is responsible for gun violence could play itself out in a Wayne County courtroom. The county's lawsuit against a number of gun makers and dealers is expected to come to trial in circuit court in the fall, the earliest trial date for any of 20 such lawsuits by 30 cities and counties. Three of the 20 suits-by Miami-Dade County, Cincinnati and Bridgeport, Conn.-have already been dismissed by judges;... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

24 January 2000

Associated Press

DENVER — A bill supporters said could have prevented violence like the Columbine High School massacre was defeated by a Senate committee Monday, despite the tearful pleas of a 16-year-old girl who escaped the carnage. The bill would have required safe storage of firearms and raised the legal age for handgun possession from 18 to 21, two of the gun-control measures supported by Gov. Bill Owens, a Republican. Erin Flynn, a sophomore at Columbine, told lawmakers she... (GunPolicy.org)

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