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Gun Policy News, 28 December 1999

United States

28 December 1999

Wall Street Journal

GRAND MARAIS, Michigan — In this remote village on the shore of Lake Superior, residents have gathered to grill their congressman, Bart Stupak, about his positions on trade, prescription drugs and their need for a breakwater to protect the town harbor. But there's one issue the residents don't ask about: Rep. Stupak's vote last summer to require background checks for all buyers at gun shows. Virtually everyone in the audience owns a gun, but nobody seems to blame... (

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United States

28 December 1999


BOSTON — More than a million Americans asked for background checks so they could buy guns in December, a surge insiders say has something to do with Millennium mania, but more to do with pending litigation. "It's been a good year for Smith & Wesson and from what I'm hearing for the rest of the industry as well," said Ken Jourgensen, a spokesman for the legendary handgun maker. Sturm, Ruger & Co, the Connecticut-based maker of sporting guns, told Reuters, "Orders for... (

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