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Gun Policy News, 29 January 1999

États-Unis

29 January 1999

Deseret Morning News (Utah), Editorial

The tragic, senseless shooting death of young Anne Marie Sleater — allegedly by a mentally ill woman with a record of misdemeanor convictions — reinforces the need to prohibit gun sales to anyone with proven violent tendencies. The question, of course, is what criteria to apply in restricting ownership. The answer is simple enough to be implemented by this year's Legislature and has nothing to do with sensitivities surrounding mental illness, privacy and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 January 1999

Baltimore Sun

In the 1971 movie "Dirty Harry," Clint Eastwood pointed a huge revolver at a scruffy hoodlum and uttered 12 words that would leave an indelible mark on the gun industry. "This is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world." Until the release of "Dirty Harry," the Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver was relatively unknown outside the gun world. Smith & Wesson had begun manufacturing the firearm in 1955 to be able to make the very claim Eastwood did.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 January 1999

Independent (UK)

Inspired by the lucrative war waged by US states on the tobacco companies, American cities are banding together to fight another deathly plague: guns. City mayors, meeting at their winter conference in Washington, announced yesterday that they were were co-ordinating multiple lawsuits against the big firearms manufacturers and would press Congress for a new "omnibus" federal gun law. The campaign, led by the mayors of cities that have already lodged lawsuits against... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

29 January 1999

Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg), Column

JOHANNESBURG — In a letter to the Mail & Guardian last week, Willie Hofmeyr, African National Congress MP responded to an editorial, entitled "Ban guns, build jails, fire Sydney", which discussed the lamentable state of law and order in South Africa. Hofmeyr hit back by cataloguing the creation of "drastic anti-crime laws", the reform of the parole system and the construction of more prisons. The most notable omission from his precis of the government's efforts to... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 January 1999

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — The Police Department's decision to swap old guns for new ones may force New Orleans to defend itself against lawsuits like the one it has filed against the firearms industry, critics say. City police have traded 7,200 confiscated weapons and old 9mm service pistols for about 1,700 new Glock .40-caliber weapons. The public learned of the deal Wednesday as Mayor Marc Morial and a Glock official discussed government suits against the industry on NBC's... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 January 1999

Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Washington state — Citing conflicts with a rogue ex-con lobbyist, five of the state's largest gun-rights organizations pulled out as sponsors of Thursday's annual "Legislative Shoot-out." But neither the conflict nor heavy rain hurt attendance at the shootout, a high-caliber shoot-and-schmooze event for legislators, lobbyists, gun clubs and firearms sellers held at the Evergreen Sportsmen's Club in nearby Littlerock. "This was a successful event," said Sen.... (GunPolicy.org)

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