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Gun Policy News, 18 February 1998

United States

18 February 1998

Chicago Sun-Times

Pledging to "shake things up," Democrat John Schmidt's gubernatorial campaign is set to air a television commercial starting today that compares him with his rivals on gun control, pollution and abortion. "It does represent a turning point in that we need to shake up the electorate and get them focused on the importance of this race," said Ken Snyder, Schmidt's campaign manager. The commercial uses footage of semi-automatic rifles, a factory belching smoke, and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

18 February 1998

Chicago Sun-Times

A 14-year-old in Paducah, Ky., goes on a rampage inside his school with a handgun and kills three of his classmates. In Chicago, a teenager fires at a rival gang member a block away and misses, instead fatally wounding a 3-year-old riding his new Christmas bicycle in front of his house. A 12-year-old shoots and kills two teenagers to prove his worth to a gang. The common thread in all these murders is not gangs, and is more than just the presence of handguns. It's the... (GunPolicy.org)

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