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Gun Policy News, 7 June 1999

United States

7 June 1999

US News magazine

When Sacha Emerson sued her husband for divorce last August, she also got a restraining order from a Texas judge to keep him away from her. She alleged that Timothy Joe Emerson had threatened to kill her lover. Typical divorce nastiness? Maybe, but what happened next was anything but typical and could become a crucial weapon in the nation's gun wars. Emerson was arrested for possessing a gun while under a restraining order. In early April, U.S. District Judge Sam... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 1999

Washington Post, Editorial

The House leaders' refusal to move gun safety legislation before the Memorial Day recess was just what the NRA lobbyists ordered. The delay allows the gun-market-boosters time to slap together a counterattack aimed at shredding the work of the Senate. The NRA leaders' assault on the Senate bill is camouflaged in a decoy "background check" measure they tout as cutting out "all the bureaucracy" in the Senate bill. Translation: Pull all teeth in the Senate bill and let... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 1999

ABCNews.com

Guns kill.They kill 34,000 Americans every year, 393 senior citizens every month, 13 children every day. They kill more teen-agers than any natural cause. They kill mothers and daughters, grandpas and babies, good guys and bad. Guns also protect. Crime victims are more than twice as likely to walk away from an assailant unharmed if they use a gun in self-defense. Gun violence is not just a crime problem either. Contrary to popular perception, most people who die... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 1999

Washington Post

Despite a recent surge in momentum for gun control measures, final passage of new restrictions remains very much in doubt as opponents in the House are gearing up to either block the provisions recently adopted by the Senate or dramatically reduce their effect. House Republican leaders last month reversed years of opposition to gun restrictions and embraced mandatory background checks at gun shows, child safety locks and other measures approved by the Senate. In the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 1999

BBC News

As legislators in Washington approve new gun-control measures, investors in Nevada are backing the world's first resort for firearms enthusiasts. Front Site Nevada — a 550-acre site near the gambling mecca of Las Vegas — has 12 firing ranges behind a high-security perimeter fence. Most weekends, eager new customers are offered free one-day sub-machine gun courses with guns and ammunition provided free. Just three hours after the novice marksmen fire their first... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 June 1999

ABCNews.com

Gun control Few issues have so inflamed American public debate. From coast to coast, channel to channel, the nation is engaged in a deafening argument over guns. Guns are getting into the hands of people who should not have them and they're being used in ways they shouldn't be. But that's where the consensus ends. From there, the issue fractionizes into a spectrum of incompatible views, posing questions with no easy answers: Should America enact more gun laws? Ban... (GunPolicy.org)

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