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Gun Policy News, 17 August 2000

United States

17 August 2000

Detroit News

They said they wouldn't go home and forget. They promised they'd be back. Expect to see the Million Mom March again, this time marking the end of the summer and kicking off the election season at the 43rd annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk. "We just want people to know we have not gone away," said Susan Brown, a coordinator for Metro Detroit's east side. "We are committed to common-sense gun laws-and especially to electing people who will enact those... (GunPolicy.org)

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17 August 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

LOS ANGELES — Only about three dozen of the 4,368 delegates to the Democratic National Convention showed up Wednesday for a forum sponsored by Handgun Control, the nation's leading gun-control advocacy group. A mid-size conference room in the Omni Hotel, where Colorado's 70-person delegation is headquartered, was half-filled as HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo delivered a speech on the Clinton Administration's failed efforts to push a handful of gun-control measures... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

17 August 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Lawsuits filed by five families of slain and injured Columbine students in Jefferson County District Court have moved to federal court, joining other families' cases already pending there. The transfers this week had been expected, to put all the cases in one place. All are assigned to Chief U.S. District Judge Lewis Babcock of Denver. The families of Columbine students Isaiah Shoels, who died, and Mark Taylor, Lance Kirklin, Richard Castaldo and Sean Graves, all... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

17 August 2000

Detroit Free Press

Ever since the Million Mom March to combat gun violence was held in Washington, D.C., in May, Michigan participants have struggled with how to keep the momentum going statewide. That is, until one woman's baby-sitter had an idea: Show up at the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day this year wearing their march T-shirts and carrying signs advocating stricter gun control laws. "I said, 'Wow, that's a terrific idea,' " Grosse Pointe Park resident Susan Brown said... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

17 August 2000

Telegraph (UK)

A police officer who stole guns surrendered during an amnesty following the Dunblane massacre was jailed for six months yesterday. One weapon, a 0.22 target pistol, was handed in by its owner, who asked that it be melted down because he was so appalled by the school shooting. But Desmond Pearson, 53, a constable for 22 years, sold some of the weapons to a gun dealer and gave others away. He was found guilty at Hull Crown Court in June of theft, possessing firearms and... (GunPolicy.org)

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17 August 2000

Reuters

NEW YORK — A U.S. federal appeals court has decided to let a New York state court determine the legality of the negligent-marketing theory used to win the first jury verdict against the gun industry last year. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 ruling dated Wednesday, referred the issue to the New York Court of Appeals to decide whether the theory is allowable under state law. The question stems from the historic case in which a Brooklyn federal jury... (GunPolicy.org)

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