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Gun Policy News, 17 November 1998

United States

17 November 1998

Newsweek (US edition)

He'd become a regular at the B&H gun shop in suburban Chicago, but last August the thuggish man came in looking for something special. "Someone's on the outs with me," he said, "and I gotta take care of some business." The clerk allegedly pointed him toward an $1,100 assault pistol and agreed to add laser sighting. What the salesman didn't know was that his customer was an undercover cop. The sting culminated last week in a startling $433 million lawsuit against the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Albania

17 November 1998

Associated Press

TIRANA, Albania — Phones are hard to come by in remote Albania, so a quick-thinking villager used what was handy to summon help when he witnessed a serious accident — he fired off his anti-aircraft machine gun. Police appreciated the gesture enough to not arrest the man for possessing the heavy weapon but still confiscated the gun, newspapers reported Tuesday. The incident took place on the national highway near Gramsh, 45 miles south of Tirana, when a truck drove... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

17 November 1998

Reuters

BURLINGTON, Wisconsin — Police have arrested three high school students for allegedly conspiring to gun down several fellow students, a teacher and the school principal because they felt "picked on," police said Monday. A tip from an informant led to the arrest of the three Burlington High School boys Sunday night. Two other boys were questioned and released, police said. "Amazingly what they said was that these are just kids they didn't like," Burlington's... (GunPolicy.org)

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