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Gun Policy News, 20 June 1999

United Kingdom

20 June 1999

Sunday Express (UK)

The type of gun used to murder TV presenter Jill Dando is readily obtainable for just a few hundred pounds. The Sunday Express was able to buy two such guns during a four-week investigation which today exposes the alarming availability of weapons in Britain. Miss Dando was shot with an unidentified semi-automatic pistol which used 9mm bullets. We can reveal that this calibre handgun can be purchased through a number of different methods. Our reporter bought a 9mm... (GunPolicy.org)

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Yemen

20 June 1999

Reuters

SANAA — Yemen on Saturday started a campaign to take weapons away from its heavily armed population, residents and local media reported. Witnesses in the capital said security forces patrolled the streets and set up check points in search of weapons. The official newspaper Al-Thawra said the government campaign, the third in less than two years, followed 10 shooting incidents last week in which three people, including a six-year-old child, were killed. A security... (GunPolicy.org)

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