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Gun Policy News, 22 January 1999


22 January 1999

Edmonton Journal (Alberta)

"Why don't you own a gun?" I once asked my father. "I don't need one," he replied. I was nine. Forty years later the sheer common sense of Dad's response is basic to my ideas about firearms control legislation. "We don't have to protect ourselves against wild animals," Dad continued. "We don't have to hunt wild animals for food. There is no reason I or anyone else living in a city needs a gun." Since then I've been around a bit and have learned that some people do... (

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United States

22 January 1999


NEW ORLEANS — A national shooting sports group said Friday it had dropped plans to hold a major trade show in New Orleans next year because of the city's decision to file a lawsuit against gun manufacturers. The National Shooting Sports Foundation said it had decided not to take the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Tradeshow, or SHOT, to New Orleans because of the city's stance on guns. "This is a trade show, not a consumer event, so the very people who are exhibiting... (

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