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Gun Policy News, 17 December 1999

United States

17 December 1999

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)

WILLOUGHBY — Police are investigating how a 16-year-old boy got a .38-caliber pistol into a Willoughby psychiatric hospital, where he shot himself in the head when he was left unattended. The teen was in critical condition yesterday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Jan Anderson, spokeswoman for Laurelwood Hospital and Counseling Center, said the staff was conducting an internal review. At 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Cleveland police drove the teen to the... (

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United States

17 December 1999

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon — There is no evidence that the mother of a 5-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old brother knew her son could open a locked gun safe, police say. The 5-year-old boy was supposed to be taking a nap in his mother's bedroom Sunday, but instead found the gun safe key stored in a box there. "She didn't think the kid knew where it was, but she was wrong," Springfield police Sgt. John King said Wednesday. The boy apparently... (

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United States

17 December 1999

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO — With a new gun-control law taking effect next month, state officials say there has been a boom in firearms sales across the state in the past few weeks. "Everybody is trying to get it while they can," said Pat Glaze, owner of the Cordova Shooting Center in Rancho Cordova. "My sales are probably triple the normal level for this time of year. It's mostly the guns they call assault rifles, although we don't like to call them that." Semiautomatic rifles... (

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