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United States

17 March 2000

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In a deal heralded as a way to save children's lives, gunmaking giant Smith & Wesson agreed Friday to install locks on its weapons to make them more childproof. In exchange, governments would drop lawsuits seeking damages for gun violence. The agreement, reached after two months of negotiations involving the company, state and local officials and the Clinton administration, establishes an unprecedented "code of conduct" for selling and distributing... (GunPolicy.org)

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