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Gun Policy News, 28 February 2004

United States

28 February 2004

Dallas Morning Star (Texas), Editorial

The snipers who terrorized the Washington area in 2002 also spread alarm and consternation across the United States — but apparently not enough to persuade Congress to get serious about preventing more such criminality. In fact, the Senate is poised to follow the House in making it easier for the likes of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo to illegally obtain firearms with which to maim and murder innocents. Texans should loudly object to the bill's principal... (

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United States

28 February 2004

Washington Post

A Prince George's County senator foiled hopes for a statewide ban on assault-style weapons yesterday when he announced he would vote against the measure. The decision by Sen. John A. Giannetti Jr. (D) means there are not enough votes in the Judicial Proceedings Committee to bring the measure, which focuses on 45 semiautomatic weapons, to the Senate floor. Gun-control advocates were outraged yesterday and vowed to push for Giannetti's defeat if he runs for reelection... (

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