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Gun Policy News, 20 April 1998

United States

20 April 1998

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates are using the Arkansas school shooting to press a reluctant Republican Congress to take up bills that would ban the sale of some ammunition clips and require safety locks on guns. Since the March 24 school ambush in Jonesboro, Ark., that left five dead, gun control advocates have introduced legislation that would close a loophole in the 1994 Crime Control Act and ban the sale of all ammunition clips of more than 10 rounds. Another... (

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United States

20 April 1998

International Herald Tribune

LONDON — Despite United States laws intended to curb international trafficking in firearms, the Clinton Administration has discovered that Washington has virtually no control over where American weapons end up once they are shipped to Europe, American and European officials say. As a result, law enforcement officials in Europe and the United States say, thousands of high-powered and semi-automatic American pistols and rifles sold to Europe in the last few years have... (

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United States,United Kingdom

20 April 1998

Times (UK)

A transatalantic row is brewing over US guns exported to Britain and Europe. American officials fear these are then re-exported and end up in war zones or being used by organised crime. The State Department was reported yesterday to be on the verge of revoking all outstanding licences for firearms exports to Britain. About 250 licences for more than 14,000 handguns were said to be involved, according to a report from the US Embassy in London. Clinton Administration... (

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