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Gun Policy News, 22 December 1998

United Kingdom

22 December 1998

Telegraph (UK)

An aircraft mechanic who shot dead his estranged British wife and their two-year-old daughter in Seattle has killed himself on an approach road to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Carlton Lee Edwards, 37, who held both British and United States passports, shot himself in the head with the same pistol he used to kill his wife Melanie, 33, and their daughter Carli almost a fortnight ago, said police. The pair were shot in their car after Mrs Edwards had picked up her... (

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United States

22 December 1998

E! Online, Celeb News (USA)

Actor turned National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston apologized Monday for using his monthly Guns & Ammo column to blast 60 Minutes for a profile of himself he hadn't yet seen. The Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green star said he was sorry via fax to veteran 60 Minutes reporter Mike Wallace (who narrated the show's Heston profile, which aired Sunday), the Associated Press says. Heston reportedly apologized to Wallace for "unloading" on the news magazine... (

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22 December 1998


PARIS — French authorities, alarmed by an increase in urban violence, tightened the country's arms laws on Tuesday by widening a decree on the issue of weapon permits. Owners of hunting shotguns and single shot handguns will now require a hunting permit, or belong to a gun club. They will also be subject to investigation. The weapons were sold until now on presentation of identity papers. A government decree said current owners of the specified weapons must respond... (

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