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Gun Policy News, 11 January 2000

United States

11 January 2000

Denver Post (Colorado)

Rosa Chavez and Bob Glass come from very different places on gun control. And they both came to the state Capitol on Monday to let their feelings be known. Glass, who publishes the pro-gun Patriot magazine in Longmont, came armed with a sign to wave at gun-control supporters. Depicting German dictator Adolf Hitler in a straight-arm salute, it read, "All in favor of gun control, raise your right hand." Chavez, a senior at Lakewood High School, came armed with a sense of... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Africa

11 January 2000

African Eye News Service (South Africa)

NEWCASTLE — Police and soldiers are continuing an anti-crime sweep in northern KwaZulu-Natal that began last week, and have so far confiscated one machine gun and 39 other illegal weapons, African Eye News Service (South Africa) reports. The operation began in the Tugela Ferry and Pomeroy areas last Thursday, and on Tuesday it was being extended to include Helpmekaar and Ekuvukeni. Newcastle police spokesman Captain Godfrey Nyembe said the sweep was spearheaded by... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

11 January 2000

Arizona Republic

Actor Charlton Heston did not mention guns during his invocation before the state House of Representatives on Monday. Instead, the president of the National Rifle Association railed against political correctness and urged lawmakers to "take the uphill road" as leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had done before them. "I wish for you the courage to be unpopular," said Heston, who made his brief remarks at the invitation of House Speaker Jeff Groscost, R-Mesa.... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

11 January 2000

Associated Press

WESTMINSTER, Maryland — A local Republican official resigned in protest after the group decided to raffle off a gun in a fund-raising event. But organizers say ticket sales are going great. Betty L. Smith, vice chairwoman of the GOP's Carroll County central committee, sent in her letter last week, citing the group's plan to raffle a Beretta 9 mm handgun to raise money. "I am resigning on moral principles," said Mrs. Smith, who has served on the committee for nearly... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

11 January 2000

Associated Press

Reactions of some states to gun control after Columbine: - Colorado: Two bills backed by the National Rifle Association were pulled by their Republican sponsors; a third that would prohibit local communities from suing the gun industry was vetoed by Gov. Bill Owens. - Arizona: Gov. Jane Hull vetoed an NRA-endorsed bill that would have prohibited localities from suing the gun industry and enacting ordinances to prevent gun violence. - Minnesota: Gov. Jesse Ventura... (GunPolicy.org)

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