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Gun Policy News, 17 January 1999

United States

17 January 1999

Los Angeles Times, Westside Weekly

If enough California cities pass their own gun control laws, Paul Koretz hopes it will send a message to Sacramento: The time is ripe for statewide legislation. The recent election of a Democratic governor combined with increasing numbers of weapons-related violence has breathed new life into gun control efforts, said Koretz, a West Hollywood city councilman. A state Justice Department report on crime and delinquency shows that since 1991 more Californians have died... (

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United States

17 January 1999

Chicago Sun-Times

It should be as easy to track a gun owner as it is to track a car owner, Mayor Daley suggested Saturday at a South Side rally against gun violence. "When you buy a car, the state knows your vehicle identification number and knows who you are, but when you buy a gun, the state doesn't get the information," Daley told 300 schoolchildren and adults at St. Sabina's Parish, 7500 S. Racine. Police Supt. Terry Hillard, who joined Daley, said the lack of such a state database... (

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