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Gun Policy News, 21 September 1999

United States

21 September 1999

Los Angeles Times

RATT, Kansas — The dead doves stack up in a limp little pile at her side. She handles them gently. Not gingerly, gently. She is a gentle girl. Tall and blond, a bit shy to smile, so quick to rub the ears of her goofy spaniel, Pete. She likes horses and adventure stories. Beanie Babies, she says, are dumb. She's 11. She loves to draw cartoons. And she hunts. Handling a gun is as natural to Aubrey Manes as brushing her teeth. Well, almost as natural. Her dad doesn't... (GunPolicy.org)

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21 September 1999

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is circulating a proposal designed to break a months-long deadlock over the sale of weapons at gun shows, congressional officials said Tuesday night. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., is proposing a two-step system of background checks. Most gun show sales could be cleared within 24 hours but others could be delayed for up to three additional business days for... (GunPolicy.org)

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21 September 1999

Reuters

LOS ANGELES — Gun control has emerged as a major issue for voters who went to the polls Tuesday to fill the Southern California congressional seat left vacant by Democrat George Brown, who died last July after winning 14 consecutive elections. Both parties are watching the result carefully as the election for the 42nd District seat in the vast San Bernardino County east of Los Angeles is the most important since the Columbine High School massacre in April and a spate... (GunPolicy.org)

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21 September 1999

Reuters

AUSTIN — Texas Gov. and Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush, who has come under fire for his opposition to tighter gun controls, said Tuesday he was allocating $1.6 million in state funds to a new initiative to crack down on gun crime. Bush said $1.28 million will be used to pay for the appointment of eight special prosecutors who will vigorously prosecute criminals who use guns within the framework of existing laws. Another $360,000 will be used to... (GunPolicy.org)

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21 September 1999

CBS 60 Minutes II (USA), Transcript

(Footage of Buford Furrow; aerial footage of children being led from day camp; photo of Furrow; people carrying person on stretcher) SCOTT PELLEY: (Voiceover) Buford Furrow is the man who opened fire last month on a Jewish day camp for children in Los Angeles. He seemed to emerge from nowhere. But we found he was no mystery at all. If anything, Buford Furrow was an open book, and these are his words: 'Sometimes I feel like I could just lose it and kill people.' Furrow... (GunPolicy.org)

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