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Gun Policy News, 16 November 1998

United States

16 November 1998

Associated Press

OAKLAND, California — A jury sided with a major handgun manufacturer on Monday, deciding that Beretta U.S.A. was not negligent for failing to include safety features that might have saved the life of a boy who was accidentally shot to death. The jury voted against each question that would have found Beretta liable in the death of Kenzo Dix, a 15-year-old Berkeley High School freshman, court clerk Miranda Edgerly said. Dix died in 1994 while playing with a friend who... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

16 November 1998

Recorder; California Law Journal Extra (LJX)

San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne has been mulling for months how and when to wade into gun litigation. The National Rifle Association of America may have just made that decision for her. On. Nov. 3, the Fairfax, Va.-based organization fired off a letter to Renne, threatening to sue the city if it does not repeal a local ordinance banning assault weapons. The NRA's rationale: the S.F. law is preempted by a 1989 state law banning the sale of certain types of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

16 November 1998

Reuters

OAKLAND, California — The parents of a boy who died while playing with a gun lost their bid on Monday to force handgun maker Beretta U.S.A. to pay damages for failing to include safety features on the pistol that killed him. In a case watched closely on both sides of the debate over gun control, a 12-member jury sided with Beretta in the wrongful-death lawsuit that Lynn and Griffin Dix of Berkeley filed against the company after their son, Kenzo, 15, was killed in... (GunPolicy.org)

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