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Gun Policy News, 21 December 2000


21 December 2000

CBC News (Canada)

OTTAWA — Just days before a deadline, hundreds of thousands of gun owners in Canada have been told they have a little longer to obtain licences for their firearms. The Justice Department says those who have applied for, but haven't received, their documents will not be charged until June 30 — an extension of six months. But people are still expected to send in their requests for licences before Jan. 1, 2000. Government officials say police will be able to check... (

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United States

21 December 2000

Denver Post (Colorado)

Donald Fiessinger bought his Saturday Night Specials one at a time. Sixty-five times. Authorities eventually caught up with Fiessinger, but not before he sold Benjamin Smith the weapons the white supremacist used in a two-state rampage. Dec. 21, 1999 — If you buy 65 Bryco pistols at once from a firearms dealer, the gun store must report your multiple-handgun purchase to the national tracing center of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. This information... (

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United States

21 December 2000

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A lawsuit the city filed against gun makers to recoup the costs resulting from gun violence was negated by an earlier state law, said a judge who dismissed the suit. A 1995 law and an amendment four years later stripped Philadelphia and other municipalities of the power to either regulate or sue gun makers, U.S. District Judge Berle M. Schiller said Wednesday. The authority to regulate firearms lies exclusively with the state Legislature, he... (

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