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Gun Policy News, 18 September 1999

United States

18 September 1999

Los Angeles Times

The murderous rampage this week at a Texas Baptist church exemplified rising hostility toward Christians in America and abroad — and an inexplicable reluctance to recognize the shooting as a religious hate crime, national evangelical leaders said Friday. From Jerry Falwell to Pat Robertson, James Dobson and D. James Kennedy, conservative Christian leaders uniformly decried what they called a double standard in treating Christian victims of violence. The recent... (GunPolicy.org)

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18 September 1999

Los Angeles Times

NEW YORK — A church. A high school. A day-care center. A hospital. A stock brokerage office. If there is any thread linking the recent wave of mass shootings in America, it is that they have taken place in public spaces, areas long thought to be immune from the violence that typically erupts behind closed doors, or at least out of public view. The most recent horror, this week's shooting of seven people at a Baptist prayer service for teenagers in Fort Worth,... (GunPolicy.org)

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18 September 1999

Associated Press

GREENFIELD, Indiana — If you visited this central Indiana town-if you chatted with folks who live in the Whitcomb Meadows subdivision, or ate at the Riley House Restaurant on West Main Street-you probably would not see the guns. But they're there: in safes at home, under seats of cars, in bedroom closets. How many? No one knows. Police Capt. Danny Harrison's best guess is that there are firearms in two out of every three homes in greater Greenfield. That's roughly... (GunPolicy.org)

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18 September 1999

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush's campaign is accusing Vice President Al Gore of making a political issue out of the church shootings in Texas. Appearing at a school library in Santa Monica, Calif., on Friday, Gore took issue with the Texas governor's contention that more gun laws could not have stopped the gunman from killing seven people at a Fort Worth church Wednesday. "How can you allow guns in churches?" Gore said. "I think... (GunPolicy.org)

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