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Gun Policy News, 23 January 1999


23 January 1999

Sydney Morning Herald

Only two of 21 handguns allegedly put onto Sydney streets by an invalid pensioner had been recovered by police, a court heard yesterday. And one of the weapons located, a Sig Sauer nine-millimetre, was allegedly found at the Rushcutters Bay sports ground where a policeman was shot while chasing three men. William Francis Watson, 58, of Haberfield, appeared in Burwood Local Court yesterday charged with illegally possessing firearms, purchasing firearms without... (

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United States

23 January 1999

New York Daily News

More than half of the handguns used in crimes committed in New York come from five Southern states, according to an economist who testified yesterday in an unusual trial seeking to hold gunmakers liable for the criminal misuse of firearms. The five states were identified as Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina by National Economic Research Associates economist Lucy Allen. Allen was hired as an expert witness by the families of six people slain... (

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