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18 December 1999

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator criticized Clinton administration plans to sue gun manufacturers as a tactic to pressure them to settle similar suits by cities and states blaming them for violent crimes. In a letter Friday to Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond, R-Mo., asked for an explanation why and how the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the administration would bring such a suit. "These announcements are puzzling to me... (

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