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Gun Policy News, 30 April 2000


30 April 2000

Sydney Morning Herald

Young people most often commit suicide by hanging and carbon monoxide poisoning but less frequently by using firearms. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that although restricting the availability of guns has seen firearm deaths fall, it has only moved the problem. Between 1979 and 1998 the number of male suicides involving guns fell from 7 to 2.4 per 100,000 deaths. In the same period, suicide by hanging increased from 2.6 to 11.2 per... (

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United States

30 April 2000

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, angry that gun trigger locks and other safety measures remain stalled in juvenile justice legislation, now have a new vehicle big and popular enough to push their cause for weeks: education. And, as debate begins Monday, federal school aid programs may get caught in the cross hairs. "You can't separate safety and security in schools from the issue of the availability and the accessibility of guns," Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., said in... (

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