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Gun Policy News, 7 December 1999

Vatican

7 December 1999

Times (UK)

Vatican officials protested yesterday against the use of the term "Jubilee" or "Holy Year" as the brand name for the latest 12-bore, doublebarrelled Beretta shotgun, declaring that the Pope was against the use of firearms and had not given his blessing to "this marketing ploy". Italians call the millennium Il Gubileo (the Jubilee), a reference to the fact that the Pope has declared 2000 a "Holy Year". The Vatican has allowed the use of the papal logo on officially... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

7 December 1999

Toronto Star (Ontario)

OTTAWA — For Suzanne Laplante-Edward, Canada's new gun control law is "our daughters' legacy," the proverbial good that has come out of "their horrifying deaths." Yesterday, the 10th anniversary of the Montreal massacre — when Marc Lepine shot 14 women engineering students, including Laplante-Edward's daughter Anne-Marie — Prime Minister Jean Chrétien reinforced her message. The government of Canada responded, he said, by passing "one of the toughest gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

7 December 1999

New York Times

MONTREAL — A decade after the murder of 14 women by a deranged gunman at a university here, Canadians are grappling with the massacre's legislative legacy, strict federal laws that mandate registration of all guns and the licensing of all gun owners. In what many gun control advocates hope will be a North American beachhead for tighter controls on firearms, all Canadian gun owners must obtain licenses by the end of next year and they must register their guns by the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 December 1999

Philadelphia Inquirer

HARRISBURG — A proposal to ban Philadelphia and other cities from suing gun manufacturers received final legislative approval yesterday and was sent to Gov. Ridge, who is expected to sign it into law in the coming weeks. The bill would prevent Pennsylvania counties and municipalities from joining Boston, Chicago, Camden and 25 other cities that are moving to sue gunmakers to recover costs related to gun violence. The proposal contains other provisions, including a... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 December 1999

Philadelphia Inquirer

HARRISBURG — The state Senate yesterday approved a mixed-bag bill on gun control that would require dealers to sell trigger locks with firearms but also prevent Philadelphia and other cities and school districts from suing gun manufacturers. The bill, approved 42-7, would not require that the trigger locks be used. The measure still would require a final endorsement in the state House of Representatives. Floor debate over the bill focused on the lawsuit ban, aimed... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 December 1999

Salon (USA)

For Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo, reelection seemed inevitable-until tragedy struck Littleton. Colorado's 6th Congressional District-consisting of the eastern, western and southern suburbs of Denver-is a leafy, soccer-mom kind of place that has sent only Republicans to Congress since it was first created after the 1980 census. But a disconcerting and unpredictable factor has been thrust into the 6th District's political equation this year that removes all electoral... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

7 December 1999

New Vision (Kampala) / Africa News

KAMPALA, Uganda — The army is holding 560 metric tonnes of assorted arms, which the Burundi defence ministry recently imported from China, repoorts Yunusu Abbey. Military sources said the weapons, loaded in 28 containers each 20ft in size, were seized immediately on arrival at Malaba border post on October 10. "It seems the consignment was being ferried on Ugandan territory without government consent. Since the issue involved arms which belonged to another... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 December 1999

Associated Press

VEGHEL, Netherlands — A teen-age student apparently bent on revenge opened fire inside a high school in the Netherlands on Tuesday, wounding a teacher and four students in the first school shooting in Dutch history. In a drama now chillingly familiar in the United States but unprecedented in this country known for its strict gun-control laws, the 17-year-old suspect fired more than 10 shots inside the regional vocational school in Veghel, about 60 miles south of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 December 1999

Associated Press

FORT GIBSON, Oklahoma — A 13-year-old boy who opened fire on his middle school classmates used his father's 9mm semiautomatic handgun, which was purchased at a Wal-Mart, authorities said today. Police Chief Richard Slader said at a news conference that the boy fired the gun at least 15 times Monday outside Fort Gibson Middle School before being subdued by a teacher, and had more ammunition available. The attack wounded four students; a fifth suffered bumps and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

7 December 1999

Reuters

WASHINGTON — The Clinton administration said on Tuesday it would file a class action lawsuit against the gun industry next year unless manufacturers agree to make major changes in the way they market and distribute guns. Administration officials said the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is readying a lawsuit on behalf of 3,200 public housing authorities around the country to recover the costs associated with gun violence, estimated at around $1... (GunPolicy.org)

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