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Gun Policy News, 20 March 2000

Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

Sydney Morning Herald

A gun safety agreement between the Clinton Administration and the United States' biggest gun manufacturer, Smith & Wesson, has been interpreted as a breakthrough in the US, where even modest proposals are met with huge resistance from the industry. The agreement involves the provision of a small lock which stops the trigger being pulled, the placement of a hidden identification number on guns and the sale of "smart guns" which prevent all but the owner from firing the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

USA Today, Editorial

With its settlement Friday, gunmaker Smith & Wesson won more than plaudits for agreeing to install "smart" technology on its guns and to abide by a code of conduct. It won more gun sales. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with three cities, already have agreed to give preference to Smith & Wesson products when buying guns. But whether those quick accolades will be followed by a real reduction in the 30,000-plus lives lost each year to guns... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

New York Times

WASHINGTON — In the face of criticism from political friends and foes alike, the National Rifle Association refused today to back off the supercharged rhetoric of the group's executive vice president, Wayne R. LaPierre Jr., who last week labeled President Clinton as an accessory to murder for not enforcing the nation's gun laws. Mr. LaPierre did decline to repeat the inflammatory line that the president has blood on his hands but he nonetheless stood by his remarks... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

Los Angeles Times

Two days after a major firearms manufacturer rattled the gun lobby by agreeing to several gun-safety measures, the National Rifle Assn. stood firm Sunday in opposition to legislation sought by gun-control proponents and declined to disavow recent heated attacks on President Clinton. The bristling remarks by top NRA officials Charlton Heston and Wayne LaPierre came after a week in which LaPierre was criticized even by leading Republicans for his assertion that Clinton... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

USNews & World Report

Veronica McQueen, whose 6-year-old daughter Kayla Rolland was fatally shot by a 6-year-old classmate in Michigan, went to the White House last week with a message: "I don't want to see another parent have to bury another baby over something that was preventable." President Clinton vowed to try to make sure that doesn't happen again, but he faces a tough battle. Just hours earlier, he met with four key lawmakers at the White House and challenged them to pass gun-control... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

New York Times

The plan, anti-gun protesters said, was for a peaceful prayer vigil, a calm but determined way to demonstrate their displeasure with the sprawling Kmart store in Riverhead, on Long Island, for selling hunting rifles. But instead of quiet prayers and reflection, the 50 anti-gun demonstrators who arrived at the store on Route 58 yesterday afternoon were confronted by more than 200 noisy counterdemonstrators who drowned out the vigil with chants and taunts. "There were a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

USA Today

The USA 's largest gunmaker, which broke ranks with the industry to make peace with courthouse adversaries, might not be alone for long. Other manufacturers face two stark choices: Join Smith & Wesson and agree to precedent-setting concessions on firearm safety and sales practices, or keep paying lawyers to fight the Clinton administration, two states and 30 municipalities. Robert Delfay, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry's trade... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

Washington Times

The National Rifle Association intensified its verbal warfare with the Clinton administration yesterday, linking the federal government's failure to prosecute a former black militant for a 1995 gun offense to the fatal shooting of a deputy sheriff in Atlanta last week. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre appeared on three political talk shows yesterday and refused to apologize for remarks he made a week ago when he said President Clinton exploited gun violence... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

Washington Times

As Debra Collins tells it, she became a Second Amendment Sister the night a gun saved her from a beating by her abusive ex-husband. In 1985, Mrs. Collins was staying at her mother's house when her ex-husband broke in at 4 a.m. and threatened to kill her. Grabbing a shotgun, she held him at bay until the police arrived. "I had been beaten waiting for the police before," she recalled. "I've learned that a gun is the only thing that will level the playing field for a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

Reuters

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association, embroiled in a bitter dispute over gun control with the Clinton administration, criticized the country's biggest handgun manufacturer, Smith & Wesson, on Monday for cutting a deal with the U.S. government on gun safety. The government on Friday dropped the threat of a costly lawsuit against Smith & Wesson, a unit of Britain's Tomkins Plc, after it agreed to install child trigger locks and develop so-called smart-gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

Associated Press

ALBANY, New York — New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, under attack from Senate rival Hillary Rodham Clinton for taking money from gun interests, says he favors a sweeping licensing system for firearm owners. During a two-day campaign trip this weekend, Giuliani drew applause for his proposal in a largely conservative area of the state. At a community forum in Watertown, in northern New York, one resident reminded the Republican mayor that many people in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 March 2000

Reuters

SMYRNA, Georgia — U.S. gunmaker Glock Inc. expects to decide this week whether to sign on to an agreement calling for new restrictions on the manufacture and sale of guns in return for protection from lawsuits, a company official said on Monday. Under terms of the deal announced on Friday, the government dropped the threat of legal action against Smith & Wesson, the nation's largest maker of handguns, in return for a series of safety measures including child trigger... (GunPolicy.org)

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