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1 August 2001

Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has backed away from the government's landmark deal in which Smith & Wesson Corp. last year agreed to step up gun-safety efforts in exchange for relief from costly lawsuits. According to company executives and officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the federal agency assigned to oversee the deal, there has been no contact between the parties on whether its provisions are being followed, and the company... (

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