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Gun Policy News, 19 February 2000


19 February 2000

CBC News (Canada)

Valentine's Day, 1995. The Liberal government of Prime Minister Jean Chretien introduces Bill C-68, the toughest gun control legislation this country has ever seen. Key among its provisions were: - harsher penalties for serious crimes such as kidnapping and murder, where firearms are used - the creation of the Firearms Act, taking administrative and regulatory aspects of the licensing and registration system out of the Criminal Code - licences required to possess and... (

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United States

19 February 2000

Alabama Live

Wal-Mart has agreed to settle two lawsuits brought after it sold a man under a restraining order the shotgun he used days later to kill his wife and brother-in-law. Attorneys in the case would not disclose the settlement amounts Friday because of a confidentiality agreement. The suits, when filed in federal court in 1998, demanded $9 million per death. The settlement was the subject of a Thursday hearing before U.S. District Court Judge U.W. Clemon. Clemon gave verbal... (

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United States

19 February 2000

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

Racine County's two major gun sellers say a law allowing residents to carry concealed weapons would not cause a boost in gun sales but would help reduce crime. The proof, said Jalensky's Sports Headquarters' owner Wayne Jalensky, is no break-ins at his Durand Ave. store since a burglar was fatally shot while leaving the store 2½ years ago. A gun-carrying bouncer from a nearby bar fired the shots. Criminals now think twice before targeting the store, and a law... (

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United States

19 February 2000

Washington Post, Opinion

I don't think gun control is the most important thing we can do to make life better for our kids. For one thing, just being there-as parents-is far more important than making gun laws. Kids need to have folks around to talk to them when they're worried, to exult with them when they've accomplished something, and you never know when those moments will arrive. They need someone familiar enough with their lives to place thoughtful limits-and paying enough attention to... (

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United States

19 February 2000

Associated Press

DENVER — Gun owners and firearms dealers in Colorado are accusing Citibank of discrimination because of the financial company's long-standing policy that limits service to companies that make or sell guns. "This is basic discrimination-political correctness run amok," said James W. Winchester, a former assistant U.S. attorney who is now vice president of the Colorado State Shooting Association. "It says that we are not good citizens because we are associated with... (

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