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Gun Policy News, 4 December 1998


4 December 1998

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

BOSTON — State Senator Cheryl A. Jacques announced today the full restoration of the Weapons-Related Injury Surveillance System (WRISS), a model public health program that tracks injuries from shootings and stabbings. The existence of the program has faced a series of challenges. Last year, Congress voted to eliminate federal funding for the collection and publication of such information at the behest of the Nation Rifle Association. As a result, staffing levels for... (

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4 December 1998


MOSCOW — Russian President Boris Yeltsin plans to call for tighter gun control laws to help stem the wave of crime that has gripped the country since the fall of Communism in 1991, a top Kremlin aide said on Friday. "Without a doubt the presidential administration will make legislative initiatives on gun control," Oleg Sysuyev, deputy chief of staff, said in an interview. "I think there should be stronger controls on guns among the population." The remarks follow... (

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