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Gun Policy News, 22 January 2000

United States

22 January 2000

New York Times

LAS VEGAS — For nearly 31 years, Robert T. Delfay received as little attention as the trade association he worked for, the National Shooting Sports Federation, a group devoted to promoting the pleasures of hunting and target-shooting. But as the first day of the federation's annual trade show here was ending on Monday, Mr. Delfay had gained a new-if unsought-prominence. As federation members began filing into an auditorium to hear him assess the state of the outdoor... (

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United States

22 January 2000

Oregonian (Portland)

When two California sisters rented a car in Oregon, they got much more than they bargained for. While driver Heather Harrington waited in the car in a Lake Oswego parking lot for her sister and their cousin to return from a nearby shop, she was suddenly interrupted by her cousin's 4-year-old son, who called out in a shaky voice from the back seat: "Aunt Heather, there's a gun." He had found a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic pistol wedged under the driver's seat. The boy,... (

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United States

22 January 2000

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Oregon — As Kip Kinkel surveyed the scene of his carnage — a blood-stained high school cafeteria — he offered few answers to police about his actions that left two classmates dead. In a just-released police videotape made hours after the May 21, 1998 shooting spree, the teen-ager hangs his head when Detective Al Warthen, in an almost parental voice of admonishment, asks: "Why did you do this?" "I had no other choice," Kinkel responds quietly. The... (

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