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Gun Policy News, 29 May 1998

France

29 May 1998

Associated Press

PARIS — Spurred by rising violent crime, France's National Assembly on Friday approved a law banning most private gun ownership and limiting it to hunters and collectors. "It's time to put a stop to individual arms and reaffirm that the state alone must keep the monopoly on legitimate violence," said the author of the bill, Socialist deputy Bruno Le Roux. The law, which must be approved by the Senate, passed with votes from the leftist coalition and over... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

29 May 1998

Reuters

PARIS — The National Assembly, driven by fears that U.S.-style gun violence could one day spread to France, voted Friday to tighten already rigid restrictions on the private ownership of firearms. The legislation now must go to the Senate, which is expected to take it up in the autumn. The bill flatly bans the purchase or possession of firearms or ammunition without official approval. The state could authorize gun ownership only for: - Members of the military. -... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 May 1998

Scripps Howard News Service (USA)

WASHINGTON — At The Shootin' Shop in Abilene, in the heart of gun-slingin' West Texas, handgun sales never really recovered from a 1995 slump. "It's been slow for two or three years," says manager Dave Richter. "It's just kind of stagnant." At the Phoenix Arms, a handgun manufacturer in Ontario, Calif., founder Dave Brazeau has been contemplating whether lower crime rates, school shootings, new gun laws or just plain disinterest have the handgun industry... (GunPolicy.org)

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