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Gun Policy News, 7 May 1998

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7 May 1998

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

Bulletproof vests failed to save two Mississippi police officers who were gunned down by a man armed with an assault rifle Wednesday morning, UPI reported May 6. Long Beach, Miss., police officers Jim Northcut, 54, and Steve Morgan, 34, were responding to a call about a domestic dispute when they were met by a 21-year-old armed with an assault rifle. In the ensuing gun battle, Northcut and Morgan were killed and a third officer wounded; a nearby off-duty police officer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) says she will introduce legislation to punish adults who fail to keep their guns away from children, the Associated Press reported May 6. Joined by gun-control advocate Sarah Brady and a group of mothers whose children have been killed by guns, McCarthy said her Child Gun Violence Prevention Act will also require trigger locks to be sold with guns and mandate gun-safety classes in schools. "In our schools today we teach our children about... (GunPolicy.org)

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Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

A surprisingly large number of people who confront police officers with guns are actually intent on doing themselves harm, not the police, the Associated Press reported April 26. Canadian researchers who studied police shootings said that in at least 10 percent of cases, the people who were shot by police wanted to be killed. A Harvard Medical School study subsequently estimated that one in six police shootings in Los Angeles were in fact suicides. In New York, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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New England Journal of Medicine; Vol. 338, No. 19

In the aftermath of the shootings at the Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Karen Curtner, the principal of the school, said, "The issue here is not the weapon or the gun that was used. That has really nothing to do with what happened. We have to look further than that." (1) Jim Simon, an Arkansas gun-control opponent, agreed. "The problem isn't the guns," he said. "It's what the kids are doing with them." (2) National Rifle Association (NRA) spokesman Bill... (GunPolicy.org)

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New York Times

A new weapon is available to airplane hijackers, terrorists and assassins, one that is as deceptive and as easy to conceal as it is deadly. It is only three inches long and an inch wide, and has a ring on the end. It looks as innocent as a key fob. But the weapon, a pistol, can fire two shots, costs only $20 and is not detected by some metal detectors and airport X-ray machines. A Greek official said yesterday that airport security personnel seized one in Athens last... (GunPolicy.org)

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