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Gun Policy News, 5 December 2000

United States

5 December 2000


COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — Day in and day out, newspapers glow with headlines about the unfinished presidential election. However, when people across the country went to the polls on Nov. 7, it was to cast a vote on more than just one of the candidates. Voters in Oregon and Washington overwhelmingly approved ballot initiatives to require background checks at weekend gun shows, prompting advocates of gun control to predict the incoming Congress might pass legislation... (

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United States

5 December 2000

Associated Press

TRENTON, New Jersey — A juvenile crime may soon be enough to keep an adult from owning a gun. The Senate on Monday approved a bill that would make it illegal for people who committed a crime with a gun before they turned 18 to get a state permit to buy a firearm. The 37-0 vote sends the bill to Governor Whitman. Bill sponsor Assemblyman James W. Holzapfel, R-Ocean, said juvenile actions should follow a person into adulthood. "In dealing with such serious offenses,... (

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