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Gun Policy News, 15 January 1998

United States

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... (

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New Zealand

15 January 1998

Evening Post (Wellington)

Recommendations made by an extensive review into firearms control in New Zealand are being ignored, gun lobbyists claim. Former High Court judge Sir Thomas Thorp's 281-page Independent Review of Firearms Control in New Zealand was released on August 21. Among its proposals was the formation of a Firearms Authority — which is not part of, nor controlled by police — by December 31, 1997; the implementation of gun registrations and banning of military-style... (

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