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Gun Policy News, 19 June 1999


19 June 1999


The spread of unlicensed firearms is a growing problem, "Trud" reported on 19 June. According to the daily, weapons are being stolen in large quantities from military or police storage facilities. In fact, every third illegally owned firearm was stolen from Defense Ministry stocks. In addition, one out of every nine Russian men owns a weapon, and the number of crimes in which firearms were used in 1998 was double that recorded in 1996. The newspaper calls on the... (

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United States

19 June 1999

Washington Post

The drive for expanded gun controls abruptly collapsed in the House yesterday, raising doubts that Congress will pass any gun measures this year and prompting a round of angry finger-pointing over which party was to blame for the stalemate. A deeply divided House voted 280 to 147 to reject the first major package of gun proposals to come before it in five years. The bill included new rules for background checks at gun shows, a ban on the importation of large-capacity... (

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