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Gun Policy News, 2 June 1999

United States

2 June 1999

Los Angeles Times

While the federal gun control legislation heading toward enactment has been hailed as a major victory over the gun lobby, most of the proposed restrictions could be circumvented, and many will face further attempts to weaken them as they move through Congress. Vice President Al Gore called the congressional backing for the gun regulation proposals a "turning point in the country" when he cast the tie-breaking Senate vote on May 20 for one of them. Gun rights advocates,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

2 June 1999

Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — A controversial bill to put new teeth in California's anti-assault gun law by expanding it to include hundreds of thousands more firearms narrowly passed the state Senate on Tuesday. The bill, a nearly identical version of which Gov. Pete Wilson vetoed last year, now goes to the Assembly, where it is expected to meet a friendly reception. Circumstances are far different from a year ago, said Sen. Don Perata (D-Alameda), author of the bill, which passed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russia

2 June 1999

Itar-Tass

MOSCOW — Moscow residents do not seem to be discouraged by sharp price hikes on the weapons market. Firearms are heavily bought in Moscow and the number of Moscow's gun owners has been steadily growing. Police Colonel Vyachslav Mironov, chief of the License and Control Department of the Moscow Chief Interior Department, which supervises private detective and guard services, told journalists on Wednesday that Moscow residents had bought 9,500 firearms and 11,000 gas... (GunPolicy.org)

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