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Reducing Firearm Injury and Death: A Public Health Sourcebook on Guns

5 February 1998

New England Journal of Medicine; Vol. 338, No. 6, Book review

Trudy Karlson is an injury epidemiologist and Stephen Hargarten an emergency medicine physician, both public health professionals who have turned their attention to firearms in the belief that the science of injury control could be usefully applied to reducing the number and severity of gunshot injuries. They offer this work as "the book we wished we had had when we were starting out — a primer on how guns work, how they cause injury, and on strategies based on the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

Greater Gun Safety, Now

2 February 1998

Los Angeles Times

Look around your kitchen, your office or your child's room: It's a safe bet that most of the appliances, furnishings, toys and office equipment came with labels or pamphlets warning of the hazards these products may pose to life and limb. Some may strike responsible adults as silly or self-evident — labels that caution against immersing an electric blow dryer in water, for instance. But the federal consumer protection laws that require these warnings are credited with... (GunPolicy.org)

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More Women Are Packing Pistols

1 February 1998

Chicago Sun-Times

Some women shoot for sport. Others own guns to feel safe. While the reasons vary, more women in the Chicago area are opting to own firearms. The number of firearm ownership identification cards held by women in the six-county Chicago area has increased 43 percent since 1991, according to figures from the Illinois State Police. Increasingly, there are women at shooting ranges, gun shops and gun sporting events. "We do firearm safety courses and notice a lot more women... (GunPolicy.org)

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Surgeons Say Firearm Injuries Should Be Public Health Threat, Like AIDS

1 February 1998

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — William Schwab hasn't ever gone to war, but the 51-year-old surgeon says he sometimes thinks he's in one. "We average about 500 gunshot wounds a year," said Schwab, chief of critical care and trauma for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. "I trained in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, and it's similar," he said. "Think of the phrase 'incoming wounded.' That's what it's like." A survey published in Sunday's issue of the Annals of Internal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Federal Safety Law Targets 15,000 Items, But Not Guns

1 February 1998

Los Angeles Times

Before the wildly popular Tickle Me Elmo doll hit the market, testers at Tyco Toys subjected it to a battery of grueling exams. They scratched its eyes to check for lead in the paint. They pummeled, yanked, contorted and poked, all to ensure that the doll met government safety standards for children. Four-slice toasters, bean bag chairs and thousands of other consumer products must comply with government safety requirements before ever landing on a shelf. But there... (GunPolicy.org)

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Clinton to Propose $76 Bln in Four New Funds

31 January 1998

Reuters

WASHINGTON — President Clinton's budget proposal will include four new funds totaling about $76 billion to attract investment to inner-city neighborhoods, health and science research, environmental programs and transportation, according to White House documents. Clinton said his budget plan for the next fiscal year would include a $400 million "community empowerment fund" to help local governments attract more businesses and jobs to poor neighborhoods. "This is the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun Violence: A Public Health Priority

30 January 1998

Reuters

NEW YORK — A survey of American physicians found that the majority believe that firearm violence is a major public health issue, and most support the involvement of the medical community in efforts to prevent gun-related injury and death. "The staggering death toll from firearms, particularly among young persons, is unacceptably high. Clearly, the 'killing threshold' for severely restricting firearms has been passed," according to a Position Paper on gun violence... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mother of Toddler Who Shot Himself Arrested

19 January 1998

Philadelphia Inquirer

After a lengthy review by the District Attorney's Office, the mother of a 4-year-old Southwest Philadelphia boy who accidentally shot himself with a .22-caliber handgun in November was arrested yesterday on a series of charges, including recklessly endangering the life of the child, police said. Police detectives picked up Carolyn Willis, 24, of the 1300 block of South 54th Street, at 6:55 a.m. while she was at the Children's Seashore House, a rehabilitation center in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mom Kills 4-year-old Daughter

17 January 1998

Associated Press

KISSIMMEE — A mother shot her two young daughters in the head Friday, killing one and critically injuring the other, and called 911 to say she didn't know why she did it. Four-year-old Diana Gonzalez died shortly after arriving at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women, said spokesman Joe Brown. Her 2-year-old sister, Elena, was in "very grave" condition, Brown said. Their mother, identified by police as 30-year-old Rachel Gonzalez, was still on the phone... (GunPolicy.org)

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Harshbarger Slams Lawsuit by Gunmakers

15 January 1998

Boston Globe

Attorney General Scott Harshbarger accused gun manufacturers yesterday of putting children's lives at risk by suing to stop state handgun safety regulations from taking effect. Gun manufacturers went to Suffolk Superior Court yesterday to file a lawsuit challenging the first-in-the-nation rules, which were issued by Harshbarger under the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. The lawsuit, brought by the American Shooting Sports Council, a Georgia-based firearms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Group Says 946 Gun Licensees Arrested

13 January 1998

United Press International

AUSTIN, Texas — An anti-gun group is claiming that 946 Texans who held a concealed handgun license were arrested in the first 22 months that the state's carry law was in effect. The Washington-based Violence Policy Center released a report in Austin today that said 263 of the arrests were for felonies, including six charges of murder or attempted murder involving at least four deaths. Susan Glick, the VPC's health policy analyst and author of the study, said,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Utah's GOP Boss Likens Gun Bans to Racial Bigotry

11 January 1998

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

The chairman of the Utah Republican Party, who also is a gun lobbyist, says school officials and business owners who exclude residents carrying weapons are bigots in the mold of former southern governors who denied blacks entry into state schools. "If you want to be a bigot on personal private property, you can do that," Rob Bishop told The Salt Lake Tribune. "You can't do that on private property open to the general public." Bishop, a paid lobbyist for the Utah... (GunPolicy.org)

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San Francisco Cops Accused of Using Seized Guns Weapons Had Been Ordered Destroyed

10 January 1998

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Police Chief Fred Lau said yesterday he is ordering an internal investigation to determine if city police used guns seized in a 1993 weapons case for private shooting sessions at the department's firing range. The guns were confiscated from San Francisco auto repair shop owner Norman Young in 1993 in connection with a police probe of illegal assault weapons. When Young agreed to plead guilty to the assault weapon charges, the guns were ordered destroyed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Cop Shoots Good Samaritan Youth

9 January 1998

United Press International

NEW YORK — A 16-year-old black high school youth trying to help a policeman who was being attacked was shot by the officer on New Year's morning. Police didn't initially report the incident to the media, and the New York Times reports today the first police reports called Raheem Dawkins a possible suspect. The Times says Dawkins aspires to be a policeman and does volunteer work at his local police precinct. However, since his shooting he has received no official... (GunPolicy.org)

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Strange Silence - Deer Management Chief Puzzled by Quiet Hunters

9 January 1998

Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio)

It has been so quiet that Mike Tonkovich can hear himself think — and that's a problem, especially since he doesn't know for sure just what to think. "I'd say it's a little scary," Tonkovich, director of deer management for the state, said the other day, referring to the general absence of either tumult or shouting since the end of last month's deer gun season. A year ago, it was quite another matter, with hunters hounding him something fierce in the wake of a... (GunPolicy.org)

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City Considers Novel Strategy for Gun Lawsuit

8 January 1998

Philadelphia Inquirer

Lawyers for Mayor Rendell have prepared an extraordinary lawsuit contending that the nation's gun industry has created a public nuisance by saturating Philadelphia with firearms used by criminals. If the mayor approves, this would mark the first time a government had sued the firearms trade, according to the National Center to Prevent Handgun Violence. The suit would demand that manufacturers pay millions of dollars to reimburse the city for costs stemming from guns... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

Gun Makers on Trial

8 January 1998

CTV News (Toronto)

Roger Siblerud v. Sturm Ruger & Company, Inc. Court TV (US), 8 January 1998. Highlights: This civil suit out of Montana finds the father of a man who died during a gun accident suing the gun manufacturers for wrongful death and product liability. Roger Siblerud's son, Patrick, 25, died in 1993 after he dropped a Ruger revolver and it accidentally discharged after it hit the ground. Patrick Siblerud suffered a bullet wound to the abdomen and died hours later from... (GunPolicy.org)

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Concern Over Handgun Violence Reflected in State-wide Phone Poll

5 January 1998

Post-Crescent (Wisconsin)

MILWAUKEE — Laws that would treat handgun violence as a product safety issue won widespread support in a public opinion poll. But the survey, by the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee, also found that state legislators do not seem interested in considering the issue. Lawmakers also were far more likely than the general public to believe that new safety laws for handguns could restrict the constitutional right to bear arms. The random telephone survey asked 600... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun Advocate Wants Looser Carry Laws

2 January 1998

United Press International

COPPERAS COVE, Texas — A Texas lawmaker whose parents died in the 1991 Luby's Cafeteria massacre wants to loosen the restrictions of the state's concealed carry gun law. Rep. Suzanna Gratia Hupp, R-Lampasas, says she wants to eliminate the requirement that applicants take a safety class before they are issued the permit. She says it will expand the pool of armed Texans. She tells United Press International today, "What we had was a huge step in the right direction.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suicide and Guns

1 January 1998

Washington Post

Among numerous errors in fact and reason in Anthony Pollica's letter ["Safe (and Armed) in Vermont," Free for All, Dec. 20] is the ludicrous implication that Vermont's permissive gun laws have some relationship to its low murder rate. It is a simple fact that most murders and other violent crimes occur in cities and urban areas with a population of more than 50,000. Vermont does not have one city with a population of over 50,000. Vermont's low murder and violent crime... (GunPolicy.org)

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