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Gun Policy News, 31 January 2000

India

31 January 2000

BBC News

A British arms trader and the five-member crew of a Latvian aircraft have been convicted by a Calcutta court of charges connected with a mysterious arms drop in eastern India in 1995. But they have been acquitted of the most serious charge they faced, that carries the death penalty. They are to be sentenced later this week. A British member of parliament has urged the UK Government to intervene in the case. Judge PK Biswas convicted the six on a range of charges,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 January 2000

Legal Times (USA)

The D.C. government might have a secret weapon in its battle with the gun industry: an existing law that says gun makers and dealers can be held financially responsible for injuries or deaths caused by their products. The District, which sued the industry on Jan. 20, is the only municipality in the country with such a law, which made it onto the books only after the machinations of a former council member and a bureaucratic bungle by Congress. The D.C. Assault Weapons... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 January 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

The gun fight goes on this week in the Colorado General Assembly. Although the battle over guns erupted on a major scale last week, the skirmish is far from over. The Senate and the House expect further committee work and full floor debate on more than half a dozen measures, some of which are key components in the gun legislation that Gov. Bill Owens wants adopted this year. In the House, lawmakers face a final floor vote today on a controversial bill by Rep. Lynne... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 January 2000

Washington Post

President Clinton will propose next week a $30 million gun safety initiative aimed at reducing shooting deaths in the nation's public housing projects and surrounding communities, White House officials said yesterday. With an average of one gun murder taking place every day at the 100 largest public housing authorities, Clinton will propose in his budget for fiscal 2001 to give the money to the Housing and Urban Development Department to use for computerized tracking... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 January 2000

U-Wire

EAST LANSING, Michigan — A national group is working with Michigan State University get a million people to celebrate Mother's Day by marching on the mall in Washington, D.C. The Million Mom March is working to get Congress to enact stricter gun control laws including setting consumer product safety standards and controlling weapons distribution. Lansing resident Jenny Hulen, a marcher and mother of two, said the purpose of the march is to protect the nation's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 January 2000

San Francisco Chronicle

Mr Clinton is sure putting the screws to the gunmakers. He says he's going to sue them for skeighty-eight million dollars for making guns that shoot people. At the same time, he's going to give them $10 million to make "smart guns" that will only shoot people who deserve to be shot. With this incentive to goad them on, the gun makers are going all out. Smith & Wesson, for example, has already developed a pistol with a module attached to the grip. If a user hears a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 January 2000

Reuters

WASHINGTON — The Clinton administration and the gun industry blamed each other and politics on Monday for the collapse of talks aimed at resolving local government lawsuits against gun manufacturers. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said plans for a Jan. 21 meeting between the White House and the industry-which would have been the first since the federal government in December threatened to join the suits-had collapsed after a "minority" of gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 January 2000

Reuters

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, in remarks published in the March issue of Playboy Magazine, says gun control advocates are ignorant about human nature. The one-time professional wrestler, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, noted that he had a sign posted in his home reading "We Don't Dial 911"-apparently to warn intruders that he will take care of them himself rather than calling police. "You think taking away our guns is going to eliminate... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

31 January 2000

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Plans for the Clinton administration and gun makers to meet in January for the first time to discuss lawsuits against the industry collapsed because of a minority of manufacturers apparently opposed to a deal, Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo said on Monday. "We had a meeting scheduled in Las Vegas with the gun manufacturers. Some of the manufacturers opposed sitting down. That meeting was called off," Cuomo said in a telephone conference call. He... (GunPolicy.org)

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