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Gun Policy News, 6 November 1998

United States

6 November 1998

USA Today, Editorial

For years, gun makers have been tempting the fates of liability. Collectively and individually, they have obstructed regulation, rejected gun-safety technology and refrained from all but the most offhand product safety warnings. It's not possible, therefore, to muster much sympathy for them now that liability claims have caught up with them. The city of New Orleans filed suit last week against more than a dozen gun makers, seeking unspecified "millions of dollars" in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 November 1998

Xinhua

OTTAWA — Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the province of British Columbia have issued new guidelines to make it harder for residents to obtain gun permits. Designed to help curb domestic violence, the guidelines call for background checks against the applicants tracing back two years longer than required by law, the Globe and Mail reported Friday. Therefore, applicants are required to provide the names and phone numbers of spouses, former spouses or any... (GunPolicy.org)

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