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Gun Policy News, 17 April 1998

United States

17 April 1998

Baltimore Sun

The nation's military surgeons, working in an era of peace, are getting little of the experience they need most: treating horribly injured patients. They're turning to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and others across the country, where victims of urban violence, car crashes and industrial accidents are almost like wounded soldiers. About 150 surgeons from the Army, Navy and Air Force, meeting here through tomorrow, talked yesterday about the changing... (

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United States

17 April 1998

Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — Want to find out what really is holding up enactment of a law to ban military-style assault weapons from California's streets? (Send the kids out of the room.) The legislation that would impose the restrictions is stalled in the state Assembly, thanks to expletive-peppered explanations that boil down to: It's payback time. That's a thoroughly cleaned-up version of how Assemblyman Dick Floyd (D-Wilmington) on Thursday explained why, with the legislation... (

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