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Gun Policy News, 9 January 2000

United States

9 January 2000

Associated Press

FORT GIBSON, Oklahoma — The local schools' chief is angry because security and safety companies are using last month's shooting at Fort Gibson Middle School to pitch their products. Superintendent Steve Wilmoth said that since the Dec. 6 shooting, in which four students were wounded, he has gotten numerous brochures, pamphlets, e-mails and phone messages from companies hawking everything from high-tech security systems to firearms training. Several have sought Fort... (

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United States

9 January 2000

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Picking up where they left off last year, California's lawmakers are charging back to work vowing to pass another batch of tough gun control laws. But this time, as a high-stakes election season begins to unfold, it seems they have lost their most important ally, Democratic Gov. Gray Davis. The budding conflict on gun control here in the nation's most populous and often most influential state is hardly just another routine squabble in party politics.... (

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