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Gun Policy News, 10 August 2000

United States

10 August 2000

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association said today that it planned to run newspaper and television advertisements during the Democratic National Convention next week attacking the party for wanting "to destroy the Second Amendment," in what the association's leaders called an effort to divide the Democrats' conservative and liberal wings over gun control. In the television spot, which is expected to begin running on cable television news shows this weekend, the... (

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United States

10 August 2000

Austin American-Statesman (Texas)

WASHINGTON — Texans with licenses to carry a concealed handgun have been arrested for weapons-related crimes at a rate nearly double that of the state's overall adult population, the Violence Policy Center reported Wednesday. But the gun-control advocacy group's report was described as distorted and politically motivated by Texas state Rep. Suzanna Gratia Hupp, R-Lampasas, and Gov. George W. Bush's office. From 1996 to 1999, the Washington-based center reported that... (

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New Zealand

10 August 2000

Rodney Times (New Zealand), Editorial

This time it is the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, Matt Robson, advocating tougher gun controls. It's a familiar refrain which in the past has generally heralded yet another move by the government to crank firearms licence revenue. There have been at least two 'lifetime' firearms license schemes in the past decade, each intended to ensure only the squeaky clean could obtain them. The first was discarded for obscure reasons probably dreamed up by some... (

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United States

10 August 2000

USA Today

RATON, New Mexico — In many ways, it's like any other summer camp: the bugs biting, the sun blazing, the kids' cabins a petri dish of moldy sleeping bags and dirty T-shirts. But then there are the 14-year-olds firing high-powered rifles, the boom-plunk of bullets hitting steel echoing through the camp. And there are the nighttime powwows where kids tell tales of their first deer kills instead of ghost stories. Back home, not everyone understands these teenagers'... (

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United States

10 August 2000

Los Angeles Times

Parents of three children wounded at the North Valley Jewish Community Center one year ago today and the mother of the postman killed after the attack are suing gun makers for allegedly allowing weapons to fall into the hands of the accused gunman, Buford O. Furrow Jr. The suit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, contends that Glock Inc. and other makers of guns in Furrow's possession carelessly marketed and sold their weapons and share some of the... (

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10 August 2000

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

NAIROBI — Detectives in Nyeri have broken an arms and ammunition trade syndicate which has been supplying weapons to Nairobi and elsewhere. The weapons are sourced from Eastern and North Eastern provinces. Nyeri District Criminal Investigations Officer Kimaro arap Chumo said four suspects had been arrested in connection with the racket following month-long investigations. Disclosing the breakthrough in Nyeri Mr. Kimaro, who was flanked by the Nyeri police boss, Mr.... (

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United States

10 August 2000


WASHINGTON — Calling President Clinton's administration "the most anti-gun White House in history," the National Rifle Association vowed to run a barrage of television advertisements blasting Democrats at their party convention for trying to erode Americans' right to bear arms. The NRA, one of the most powerful lobbies in U.S. politics, has made no secret of its anger at Democrats' efforts to enact even modest gun-control laws and said Thursday the TV ads would begin... (

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