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Gun Policy News, 26 September 1999

United States

26 September 1999

Deseret Morning News (Utah)

Utah's gun dealers, who long operated relatively free from regulation and out of the limelight, are coming under fire from opponents who would like to put their industry 6 feet underground. But the dealers are firing back. "It's almost become that if you're a gun dealer, you're a second-class citizen," said Terry Lee Larsen, who sells guns at his sporting goods store in Sterling, Sanpete County. "I wasn't opposed when half my neighbors held a federal firearm... (

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United States

26 September 1999

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Connecticutt — Before Columbine High School, before the Atlanta day trader offices, before the Jewish community center in Los Angeles, there was Matthew Beck. In March 1998, the 35-year-old accountant went on a suicidal shooting spree in his offices at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters. Four people died before Beck put the gun to his own head. Lawmakers reacted with one of the toughest gun-seizure laws on the books. Starting next month, Connecticut... (

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