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Gun Policy News, 1 June 1999

United States

1 June 1999

Washington Post

On April 27, the day President Clinton announced a new gun control initiative, Florida executive Franklin W. Brooks seized the moment to sell 150,000 shares of his company's suddenly more valuable stock. With interest spurred by the Columbine High School massacre and unprecedented moves toward gun legislation in the Senate, the stock's value had nearly tripled in a week, allowing Brooks to realize a six-digit gain. The same day, Jeffrey Brooks, his son and company... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 June 1999

Los Angeles Times

REPRESA, California — Just beyond the main gate at Old Folsom State Prison sits a squat cinder-block building surrounded by a 10-foot-high fence topped with razor wire. It is the prison's armory, its shelves stocked with thousands of rounds of ammunition and an arsenal of firearms, including dozens of assault rifles. And heightened public concern about gun safety has turned these high-capacity weapons into a headache for the nation's largest prison system. Until... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 June 1999

Washington Post, Editorial

For all the ducking and regrouping by GOP congressional leaders now purporting to favor gun controls, nothing they have rustled up would close a mega-caliber loophole through which millions of guns are bought with few questions asked. Need an AK-47? Just let your trigger finger do the walking: Punch up any number of web sites and the mix-or-match makings of an at-home arsenal are on sale. Like the classified ads in publications — only in far greater numbers — the... (GunPolicy.org)

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