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Gun Policy News, 24 September 1999

United States

24 September 1999

Wall Street Journal, Editorial

High at the top of media orthodoxy is the idea that opposition to gun control is a loser at the ballot box, especially in wake of high-profile killings like Columbine. But a special House election in California should help pop this liberal balloon. The race was between Marta Macias Brown and State Senator Joe Baca. Both sought the Democratic nomination for the seat held by Mrs. Brown's husband, liberal icon Rep. George Brown, until he died in July. Though Mr. Baca was... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

24 September 1999

Wall Street Journal

Efforts to settle litigation against the gun industry are intensifying, as representatives of the industry and the municipalities that have sued it prepare for a meeting scheduled for Monday in Washington. Also at the table, either in person or by means of a representative, will be public officials who have threatened to sue the industry but so far have held off, saying they would prefer to negotiate curbs on the marketing and distribution of handguns. These include:... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

24 September 1999

Denver Post (Colorado)

Colorado police agencies have supplied the consumer market with hundreds of used guns equipped with high-capacity magazines banned from manufacture by the 1994 federal assault-weapons law. The banned weapons delivered to gun stores and distributors by recent police sales range from pistols with 15-round clips to SWAT team assault rifles. One agency also sold handguns confiscated from criminals for as little as $5 apiece. Another agreed to sell 10 rifles classified as... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom,United Nations

24 September 1999

Guardian (UK)

The vast majority of people who have been killed in violent conflict since the second world war — about two million over the past decade alone — have been the victims of small arms, handguns and rifles, not weapons of mass destruction. Yet while international negotiations and intelligence agencies have concentrated on the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, the devastating effect of assault rifles and sub-machine guns in killing and maiming,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

24 September 1999

Reuters

DENVER — Cassie Bernall, the teenager hailed as a martyr in the Columbine High School massacre for professing her belief in God before she was shot dead, may never have had such an exchange with her killer, officials said Friday. The story of the 17-year-old, one of the 13 people shot to death when two teen-age gunmen stormed Columbine High School last April 20, has inspired religious fervor among Christian teenagers across the United States and spawned Web sites for... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

24 September 1999

Reuters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives Friday took up a flurry of nonbinding motions on gun control, providing rhetorical victories for people on both sides of the debate but not necessarily moving the House any closer to consensus on gun legislation. Last spring after the Littleton, Colorado, high school shooting massacre, the Senate voted for new gun regulations, including a requirement that all sales at gun shows include a three-business-day background... (GunPolicy.org)

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