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Gun Policy News, 31 December 1999

United States

31 December 1999

Chicago Sun-Times

Rebecca Ann Brock died at a New Year's party, struck by a bullet from an assault weapon another guest had fired to celebrate 1999. Brock's mother, Bernadette Almeida, filed a lawsuit Thursday and pleaded with Chicagoans to refrain from using guns to start the next millennium. "It has almost been one year, but it seems like yesterday," Almeida said. "My daughter, my child, has been taken from me because of a reckless, senseless, stupid, careless decision, celebrating... (GunPolicy.org)

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31 December 1999

Boston Globe

Like other industries, gun manufacturers have been aggressively marketing their products as part of the solution to possible millennial madness. As the millennium has been coming to a close, some gun manufacturers have been selling special weapons, including the Millennium Protector, a custom .45-caliber handgun, and the Y2K Limited Edition AR-15 assault rifle. Gun control advocates say they are outraged by the suggestion that people need to be well-armed to survive... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

31 December 1999

Associated Press

TAMPA, Florida — Without saying a word, a housekeeper opened fire inside a hotel crowded with football fans in town for a bowl game, killing four co-workers before shooting a fifth person dead as he tried to escape, authorities said. Three others were wounded in the 3 p.m. Thursday spree. One remained in critical condition early today, while the other was in serious condition. The third was treated and released on Thursday. The suspect, Silvio Izquierdo-Leyva, 36,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

31 December 1999

Boston Globe

ALBANY, New York — A plan to introduce an NRA-developed curriculum into elementary schools in the state was rejected by Gov. George Pataki. The governor said the idea of keeping firearms away from elementary school kids is laudable, but he called the legislation on Thursday "fundamentally flawed." The state Department of Environmental Conservation would have had primary responsibility for implementing the program, even though it has few professionals expert in "gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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