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Gun Policy News, 12 August 1998

Mexico,United States

12 August 1998

San Antonio Express-News (Texas)

MEXICO CITY — The Chamber of Deputies is poised to relax strict laws on the importation of firearms that could mean the early release of scores of Americans now held in Mexico prisons on gun charges. The proposal, part of a wide-ranging package of reforms to Mexico's federal firearms law proposed by President Ernesto Zedillo, already has passed the Mexican Senate, and congressional sources say it stands a good chance in the lower chamber, which is expected to begin... (

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United Kingdom

12 August 1998


LONDON — A madman who shot to death 16 children and their teacher at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland, on March 13, 1996, left their families bereft and changed a nation forever. "It was one of the most shocking things that has ever happened in this country and it united the country in a feeling that we had to do something," said Gill Marshall Andrews of the Gun Control Network. "And I don't think that it would have been possible to make the kind of progress... (

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New Zealand

12 August 1998

New Zealand Press Association

WHANGAREI — Whangarei has become a refuge for survivors of a school massacre half a world away. More than two years ago a gunman shot dead a teacher and 16 five- and six-year-olds after bursting into a primary-school gymnasium in the Scottish town of Dunblane. Two other teachers and 12 children were wounded, three critically, before the 43-year-old former Scout leader turned his gun on himself. One of those who survived the horror, Dunblane Primary School deputy... (

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