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Gun Policy News, 7 November 1998

United States

7 November 1998

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Clinton set in motion Saturday a tightening of the Brady law aimed at stopping 5,000 gun shows around the nation from becoming "illegal arms bazaars" for criminals and gunrunners. "We are one step closer to shutting them down," Clinton declared in his weekly radio address. He ordered the Treasury and Justice departments to recommend executive actions within 60 days that will close a loophole in the Brady gun-control law. The government... (GunPolicy.org)

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New Zealand

7 November 1998

New Zealand Press Association

WELLINGTON — The Police Complaints Authority has fielded 74 complaints of officers inappropriately releasing personal information in the past year. And the Privacy Commissioner yesterday warned Government departments that they could be sued by those whose details are illegally revealed by civil servants, the New Zealand Herald reported today. Commissioner Bruce Slane said attempts to investigate some allegations against police had failed because of the huge cost... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

7 November 1998

Telegraph (UK)

Royal Protection Squad officer who plotted his wife's "callous and cold-hearted murder" as he stood guard outside Buckingham Palace was jailed for life yesterday. Michael Coulton stabbed his wife, Patricia, to death just hours after he returned from Royal duty and then began a charade of acting as a grieving husband. He was told by Mr Justice Wright that he had spent months planning the murder and had then "lied and lied and lied again" to his family, his friends, his... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 November 1998

US Newswire, Media release

WASHINGTON — Following is a transcript of President Clinton's weekly radio address to the nation today: The Oval Office THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week the American people sent a clear message to Washington that we must put politics aside and take real action on the real challenges facing are nation: saving Social Security for the 21st century, passing a patients' bill of rights, strengthening our schools by finishing the job of hiring 100,000 teachers and... (GunPolicy.org)

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