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Gun Policy News, 17 December 1998


17 December 1998

Beirut Daily Star

Defense Minister Ghazi Zeaiter Wednesday canceled licenses to carry weapons over Christmas and the New Year. "Bodyguards of government officials, politicians, religious leaders, and diplomats will be exempted," he decreed, his first ruling since taking over the defense portfolio last... (

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United States

17 December 1998

CBS TV News (USA) Web site

Fifteen-year-old Michael Carneal, convicted of shooting and killing three of his classmates and injuring five others, received a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for 25 years, Wednesday for the high school shooting spree in Paducah, Ky. The sentence handed down by McCracken Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hines was the stiffest available to him under Kentucky law for a minor. Carneal pleaded guilty but mentally ill in October to the December 1, 1997,... (

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