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Gun Policy News, 27 March 2000

Estados Unidos

27 March 2000

Miami Herald / Newsday, Opinion

Who can but worry that the mere threat of litigation is a brutal, not to say thuggish, way to settle one of the nation's great social issues? Getting sued to death is a particularly messy way to bring down a company. Smith & Wesson's CEO, Ed Schultz, has decided he preferred other forms of torture, even slow death. The firearms manufacturer broke the industry's solid ranks, practically lying down, rolling over and wagging its tail for the anti-gun lobby. For this... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

27 March 2000

Baltimore Sun

Walter Baker, the bushy-browed state senator from Cecil County, must feel the fatigue deep in his bones, poor man. He's 73 years old and he's been going to Annapolis for the past 22 — longer than anyone should, really-and he's fought the good fight against the progress of the law and the excess of human emotion. Poor man. Think of all the stories he's had to hear as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee: stories about kids being accidentally shot by... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

27 March 2000

New York Times

SHORT HILLS, New Jersey — The movement of mothers for stricter handgun laws-a force that organizers predict will bring tens of thousands to a Mother's Day march on Washington in May-began with one woman, Donna Dees-Thomases, and an image she could not get out of her mind. Ms. Dees-Thomases, 42, a part-time publicist and a mother of two daughters and three stepsons, acknowledges that she has not been one to get involved in political issues. But on the night of Aug.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

27 March 2000

Christian Science Monitor

NEW YORK — Donna Dees-Thomases and Joanne Eisen both feel strongly about guns — so much so that each is determined to turn her passion into political action. But that's about all the suburban New Jersey mother and the Long Island dentist have in common. Ms. Thomases, shaken last August by TV images of preschoolers being led out of a Los Angeles day camp after a gunman went on a rampage, took it upon herself to organize a "Million Mom March" in support of gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

27 March 2000

New York Times

ALBANY — State legislators, gun industry officials and even many gun control advocates say that the wide-ranging gun controls proposed this month by Gov. George E. Pataki, while laudable, probably would not produce a large reduction in gun violence. The governor's plan would give New York the toughest gun restrictions in the nation, from requiring trigger locks with new handguns to instituting a computerized system for tracing bullets to the guns that fired them. And... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

27 March 2000

Reuters

MORGAN, Utah — Firearms manufacturer Browning, distributor of the Winchester brand rifle, announced on Monday it would not join competitor Smith & Wesson in a deal with the U.S. government, saying the agreement called for more than merely adding child safety locks to weapons. "They're asking the companies to exercise regulatory authority," said Rich Bauter, vice president for Browning firearms marketing. On March 17, Smith & Wesson, the world's largest manufacturer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

27 March 2000

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A group of law and history professors accused the National Rifle Association on Monday of misleading the public by suggesting that proposed gun-control laws would violate the Constitution. In a letter to NRA President Charlton Heston, the professors said the NRA's "repeated suggestions that the Second Amendment somehow stands in the way of effective and reasonable regulation of guns and gun ownership is a distortion of legal precedent and a disservice to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

27 March 2000

Associated Press

DENVER — The man who sold a gun to the Columbine High School killers plans to appeal his six-year sentence, saying he did not know how they planned to use it. Attorney Phil Cherner filed a notice with the Colorado Court of Appeals of intent to appeal Mark Manes' sentence. "We think it is excessive," Cherner said last week. Jefferson County District Judge Henry Nieto made fundamental errors in sentencing Manes in November, Cherner said. Manes, 23, deserved a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

27 March 2000

Time (USA)

Debates in Washington about gun violence have become as predictable as the school shootings that set them off. Democrats call for more gun-control legislation; Republicans rage against the Clinton Administration's allegedly poor enforcement of existing laws. Both sides accuse the other of trying to score political points. With each new round, the voices get shriller. Nothing gets done. But last week even jaded watchers of Washington's spit-and-counterspit noticed that... (GunPolicy.org)

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