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Gun Policy News, 6 December 1998

Palestine

6 December 1998

Reuters

GAZA — The Palestinian Authority on Sunday announced the launch of a police campaign to round up unlicensed and illegal weapons in all Palestinian self-rule areas as required under a new peace deal with Israel. "The 15-day ultimatum for people to hand over their unlicensed weapons is over and starting today we will begin organising campaigns to collect illegal weapons," Brigadier- General Mahmoud Asfour told Reuters. The land-for-security deal which Israel and the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

6 December 1998

Reuters

WASHINGTON — In the first four days of a new national system of instant background checks on gun buyers, more than 400 people were prevented from purchasing firearms, President Clinton said Saturday. Clinton, highlighting the system's effectiveness in keeping guns out of the wrong hands, also challenged the National Rifle Association to stop trying to undermine the Brady handgun control law, and called on Congress to strengthen the legislation by requiring a waiting... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 December 1998

Associated Press

TORONTO — Canadians held memorial services Sunday marking the ninth anniversary of the nation's worst mass shooting, an assault which galvanized support for a gun-control law that finally took effect last week. One of the ceremonies took place at a Montreal park, not far from the engineering school where 14 young women were shot dead on Dec. 6, 1989. The gunman, Marc Lepine, killed himself after a rampage punctuated by his shouts that women had ruined his life. A... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zambie

6 December 1998

Xinhua

LUSAKA — A large number of firearms in private hands has led to increasing aggravated robberies, murders and other serious crimes in Zambia, according to Sunday Times of Zambia. In the country with a population of nine million there are more than 68,000 private guns including nearly 32,000 shotguns, 22,000 rifles, 10,000 handguns and 4,500 muzzle loaders, said the local newspaper. The newspaper said that previously when robbers raided a house to steal property, they... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

6 December 1998

CBC TV News

RED DEER, Alberta — Albertans opposed to the registration of their guns hope to start a grassroots movement across Canada. Bruce Hutton, spokesman for the Law-Abiding Unregistered Firearm Association. Says hundreds of people turned out at a meeting in Red Deer last night to support the cause. Some 800 new members bought $20 memberships at the... (GunPolicy.org)

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