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Gun Policy News, 27 January 1999

Hong Kong

27 January 1999

Hong Kong Standard

Hong Kong shooters want officials to release firearms from "unnecessary control" that they claim has slowed the healthy development of sport. A group of about 20 shooters from the 238 Concern Group will stage a protest outside the Legislative Council Building this morning about the proposed Firearms and Ammunition (Amendment) Bill 1999, which is being tabled for debate. The bill seeks to tighten police control of the use of guns by civilians "for better management of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

27 January 1999

Daily Record (Scotland)

Frightened Liz Hurley has bought a gun and taken shooting lessons because she lives in fear of stalkers. The actress and model has revealed how fame has put her in fear of obsessed fans. She is now a crack shot with her Sig Sauer P226 9mm double action semi-automatic after taking lessons at the Beverly Hills Gun Club in Los Angeles. Liz, girlfriend of actor Hugh Grant, says she chose her weapon after using one in action thriller Passenger 57, starring Wesley... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 January 1999

Washington Post

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut — To revive this once bankrupt riverside city, Mayor Joe Ganim has razed a crime-plagued housing project and built a minor-league baseball park in the nearly abandoned downtown. Now, the 39-year-old maverick is on the verge of what could be his boldest — or most desperate — measure yet. Ganim is about to accuse the nation's gunmakers of negligently pumping a flood of firearms into the city's blighted African American and Latino... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 January 1999

Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Washington State — So much for the cease-fire. A pro-gun group took a shot Tuesday at Washington Ceasefire, saying the gun-control group is wrongly taking credit for a compromise on a legislative proposal to hold adults legally responsible if children get hold of loaded firearms. Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, said Ceasefire's rhetoric could threaten the success of the compromise by... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 January 1999

Associated Press

MINNEOLA, Florida — An 11-year-old boy, enraged over being disciplined for fighting with his 13-year-old sister, shot and killed the girl, deputy sheriffs said. Patrick Domanic Boykin Jr. told a 911 dispatcher he shot his sister, Constance, because his mother had "whupped" him after a dispute with the girl. Deputy sheriffs released the 911 tape Tuesday after charging the middle school student with first-degree murder on Monday. On the tape, Patrick said the shooting... (GunPolicy.org)

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