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Gun Policy News, 4 November 1998

United States

4 November 1998

Miami Herald

Florida voters overwhelmingly decided Tuesday to make it harder for criminals to buy firearms at gun shows. Revision 12, the proposal to require background checks from anyone purchasing handguns at gun shows and other public places, passed by a wide margin. Leading the charge were urban Miami-Dade and Broward counties, which approved the measure in huge numbers. "I voted to close the loophole on the gun amendment," said Marianne Snow, a Fort Lauderdale cosmetologist.... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 November 1998

US Newswire, Media release

WASHINGTON — The following was released today by Handgun Control Inc.: From New York to Florida, Maryland to California, and Illinois to New Mexico, candidates in nationally-watched races campaigned on the gun control issue and won. And, for the second election in a row, the gun lobby suffered significant losses, despite its multi-million dollar campaign coffers. Prior to the election, Handgun Control, Inc.'s Voter Education Fund released its "Dangerous Dozen" list,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 November 1998

United Press International

SACRAMENTO, California — State Senate leader John Burton says Democrats who won control of the Legislature and governorship in Tuesday's election will revive bills that Republicans vetoed, but won't go "hog-wild." He told statehouse reporters today to expect action on public schools, assault weapons control, health care reform, and environmental protections next year. The San Francisco Democrat also predicted new measures on abortion rights, pay raises for state... (GunPolicy.org)

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