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Gun Policy News, 19 October 1998


19 October 1998

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

The Brady law's five-day waiting period will be history on Nov. 30, and gun-owners will not have to pay a fee to support the background-check system that will replace it, USA Today reported Oct. 16. Congress handed the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun-rights groups a pair of victories last week as federal budget negotiations wound down. A proposal by the Clinton administration to retain the Brady waiting-period — slated to be replaced by an... (

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19 October 1998

Associated Press

LAGUNA NIGUEL, California — A mother who shot her 8-month-old son in the head was trying to protect him from an intruder, her lawyer said. "We fully believe this is nothing other than a tragic accident," attorney Eric Lampel said. However, Orange County sheriff's detectives continued their investigation on Sunday and had not ruled out either accidental death or foul play. "Any time there's a death that is not a natural death, we really look at those seriously," Lt.... (

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19 October 1998

Fox News (USA)

JERUSALEM — Israeli lawmakers are giving new meaning to the phrase law and order. A spokesman for the Knesset, Israel's parliament, said Monday that legislators who wanted added protection could get pistols from parliament's security branch once they had the required training. Knesset Speaker Dan Tichon, who packs a pistol, said he took the decision amid heightened political tensions and threats on several lawmakers' lives. "I carry a gun. Whoever is afraid will... (

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19 October 1998

Los Angeles Times

On the quiet tree-lined streets of Laguna Niguel, where the grass is Kelly green and the yards carefully manicured, nothing about the shooting death of an 8-month-old baby boy named Armani made sense. Nothing. "I can't imagine why this happened," said John Underwood, holding his 7-month-old daughter in his arms. "I would never have guns in a house with my children." In a city residents call "safe" and a "good place to raise a family," the reality that an infant was... (

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