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Gun Policy News, 3 March 2000

Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

USA Today

A 6-year-old girl is gunned down on the way to her first-grade computer lab. Three men are killed and two critically wounded by a crazed gunman terrorizing fast-food restaurants. Predictably outraged, the president demands tougher gun-control laws. A recipe for action? Hardly. Despite another week of horrific violence and harsh rhetoric, Congress and most state legislatures appear unlikely to enact major gun laws this year. "There's such gridlock with this topic,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Shootings this week at a grammar school in Michigan and fast-food restaurants in Pennsylvania have prompted lawmakers to renew efforts to break a congressional deadlock on gun legislation. Challenged by President Clinton on NBC-TV's "Today" show, four senior Republican and Democratic lawmakers agreed to meet at the White House on Tuesday. The congressional delegation will include Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), chairmen of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

Time (USA)

What do we say about a six-year-old girl who dies of a gunshot wound? What do we say when the gunshot was fired by a six-year-old boy? At school. Do we say, "Guns don't kill people, six-year-old boys kill people?" That's one way to look at it. Thus does outrage cool down to the merely sardonic. It's interesting how quickly we cover the range from shock to acceptance. Each new episode is merely another chapter of what has become the turn-of-the-century American Gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

Toledo Blade (Ohio)

WASHINGTON — President Clinton yesterday called on Congress to "break the logjam" on gun safety legislation, but gun industry officials and gun control advocates still find little common ground in the search for solutions to this week's shootings in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Mr. Clinton has set a meeting next Tuesday with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders on the fate of gun control legislation, which has been held up for eight months by bitter disputes... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

3 March 2000

ABC News (Australia)

The Prime Minister, John Howard, says recent shootings in the United States have underlined the importance of the gun control measures put in place by his Government. This week a six-year-old girl was shot and killed by a young boy of the same age in her class in Michigan. Mr Howard says one his government's most significant achievements was the gun policy which was formulated after the shootings at Port Arthur in Tasmania. "In the long run, it's made it more likely... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

Time (USA)

This has been a tough week for the National Rifle Association. Two shootings — one in a first-grade classroom — shocked the country and once again galvanized gun control proponents. Sensing renewed public outrage, President Clinton decided to strike while the issue is hot, challenging the House of Representatives to pass a batch of stalled gun control legislation. The three-tiered bill, strongly opposed by the NRA, squeaked through the Senate last year, and now... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

Washington Post

President Clinton, hoping to jump-start two initiatives stalled in Congress, yesterday used national news broadcasts and other venues to portray lawmakers as badly out of touch with the public's desire for gun control and a "patients' bill of rights." In almost hour-by-hour events and interviews in the White House, the president cited the nation's latest school-shooting tragedy in calling on Congress to pass his legislative package on firearms. It would require trigger... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

Washington Post

LOS ANGELES — The tragic shooting this week of a 6-year-old girl by a 6-year-old boy brought the subject of guns back onto the campaign trail. The next day, Texas Gov. George W. Bush said he would sign a law requiring trigger locks with the sale of handguns-what appeared to be a flip from his position that such locks should be voluntary. "I have no problem with selling trigger locks with guns," Bush said at a news conference in Atlanta on Wednesday. "But my question... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

New York Times

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Two days after a 6-year-old boy took a gun to first grade and killed a classmate, school officials in this working-class district just north of Flint tried to reassure parents that it was safe to send their children to school. "I view the events that took place as an aberration, something that was highly, highly, highly unusual," Ira A. Rutherford, the superintendent of Beecher public schools, said at a news conference this... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

Los Angeles Times

Flowers, candles and teddy bears lean against the doorway of a Michigan school, a silent, aching shrine to yet another child killed by gunfire on campus. Will nothing, not even this murder of a 6-year-old by another 6-year-old, shock us into action? In this case, the first-grade shooter is so young he may not even understand that his classmate, Kayla Rolland, is dead. Forever. Guns don't kill people, people do, right? But what about a person so young, so neglected and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

Spokane News (Washington state)

COEUR d'ALENE — A jury deliberated six hours Thursday but did not reach a verdict in a federal firearms case against a North Idaho woman who also faces a murder charge. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge instructed the 12-member federal jury to resume deliberations today. The panel, composed of seven women and five men, must decide whether JoAnn K. Peterson, 62, of Moyie Springs, Idaho, is guilty of illegally possessing a machine gun. At the conclusion of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 March 2000

Associated Press

CHEHALIS, Washington — A 5-year-old boy, apparently angry at some playmates, got his mother's gun, loaded it, pointed it at the two playmates and then fired into the ground, police said. No one was injured in last week's incident. The boy was referred to a counselor but no charges were filed because the gun apparently had been stored properly — unloaded and on a high shelf, Chehalis Police Chief Randy Hamilton said. The boy told police he knew how to load and fire... (GunPolicy.org)

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