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Gun Policy News, 5 March 2000

Estados Unidos

5 March 2000

Washington Post, Opinion

When a Michigan first-grader shot and killed a classmate last week, President Clinton offered the latest testament to Americans' persistent belief in the ability of technology to solve any problem. "If we had passed the child trigger-lock provision and we applied it to all new guns, then at least those guns would not be used by six-year-olds," the president said. "I've asked [Congress] to fund some more research into smart gun technology, which would enable us to have... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 March 2000

Washington Post

The National Rifle Association is back. After several years of waning influence on Capitol Hill, the venerable association of shooting enthusiasts and gun rights advocates is enjoying a renewal as it gears up for what could be a watershed election this fall. Membership is on the rise after several years of decline, and the NRA's legislative and political arms have raised more money than ever before. Having so far blocked new limits on gun shows and other controls, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 March 2000

Chicago Tribune

President Clinton appealed to lawmakers Saturday to reject "the pressure tactics and the threats" of the gun lobby in anticipation of a White House meeting on gun-safety legislation. In his weekly radio address, Clinton said he will push for handguns to come with child safety locks, a ban on importation of large-capacity ammunition clips and mandatory background checks on handgun purchases at gun shows. Those are similar to features of a bill the Senate passed last... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

5 March 2000

Sunday Telegraph (Sydney)

All police officers have been warned to adhere to strict safety rules when handling new Glock pistols, as investigations into the fatal shooting of a Sydney police officer continue. A top-level police memo on the rules, issued last week, followed the death of a police officer who was shot by a fellow officer's gun at a Sydney police station. Under police instructions and safety training, Glock pistols have to be unloaded under strict conditions at the end of a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 March 2000

Boulder Weekly

Shariar Ghalam, a gun-toting activist, fought a war and smuggled his family from tyranny to freedom. He's seen people hang for their beliefs. He thought he'd seen it all, until last week. Ghalam-locked and loaded with a Sig Sauer 9mm semi automatic-was attacked by a peace protester while awaiting a Charlton Heston speech. Get this: The aggressor was Robert Howell, vice president of the Boulder Chapter of the Bell Campaign, which lobbies for gun laws and... (GunPolicy.org)

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