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Gun Policy News, 9 August 2000

United States

9 August 2000

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

HOT SPRINGS-A National Rifle Association leader who took aim Tuesday at President Clinton, Vice President Gore and media whipped the crowd of nearly 2,000 gun-rights supporters into a frenzy of applause by asserting that all three promote unconstitutional efforts to regulate firearms. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre of Fairfax, Va., headlined the Second Amendment rally at the Hot Springs Convention Center sponsored by the Dixie Sport Shooting Association of... (

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United States

9 August 2000

Associated Press

GARDEN CITY, N.Y — Gov. George Pataki on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping gun-control bill that requires mandatory trigger locks, a sophisticated tracking system for weapons and background checks at gun shows. "This is something the rest of the nation should take a look at," Pataki said. "I hope this serves as a model." With the new law, New York becomes the first state in the nation to close a loophole in the federal Brady Law, which requires gun sales by... (

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