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Gun Policy News, 11 November 1998

New Zealand

11 November 1998

Press (Christchurch)

US President Bill Clinton will be able to sleep easily during next year's Apec conference in Auckland. His bodyguards will benefit from a law change enabling them to carry guns in New Zealand. Not all world leaders will receive the same treatment. The police will make case-by-case risk assessments to determine which world leaders should have their own gun-toting bodyguards. Neither Foreign Affairs Minister Don McKinnon nor Police Minister Clem Simich would say... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

11 November 1998

Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH, Missouri — A sniper opened fire near downtown Tuesday night, killing a police officer and wounding at least three others before authorities fatally shot the gunman. Witnesses told police the man began firing as he walked up the street, shooting randomly at people as he walked toward the Calvary Baptist Church, Lt. Jim Connors said. The first officer to respond to the scene was shot and killed, authorities said. The officer was dead soon after he arrived... (GunPolicy.org)

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