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Gun Policy News, 26 February 1998

United States,United Kingdom

26 February 1998

Independent (UK)

America's shooting and hunting lobby has been bankrolling this weekend's mass march pledged to save the British country way of life. The Duke Of Westminster, Britain's richest man, has also given more than £1m to the organisers of the Countryside March, which is intended to save rural jobs and promote fox-hunting. Other supporters include the chairmen of some of Britain's biggest companies, including Sir Alick Rankin, of General Accident, and Jonny Weatherby of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 February 1998

United Press International

WASHINGTON — Saturday marks the Brady Act's fourth anniversary, and Justice Department officials say the law's nationwide background check system for handgun purchases should be in place late this year. Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder said today the 1993 law requires a national computerized background check to "be up and running by this November. It will be." The Brady Act went into effect in February 1994 after contentious debate between gun control advocates... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 February 1998

United Press International

REED CITY, Michigan — Students at a northern Michigan middle school are in shock after a fellow classmate shot himself in the head right before first-hour classes Wednesday morning. Officials at Reed City Middle School say 13-year-old Vincent Garaflo pulled a .22 caliber rifle out of a gun case in his locker and shot himself in front of the other students. The eighth grader died over four hours later at a Traverse City hospital. School Superintendent Dave Killips... (GunPolicy.org)

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