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Gun Policy News, 3 January 2000


3 January 2000

Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

TAMPA — It's a Wednesday night, and once again the parking lot at B&B Gun Shop and Indoor Shooting Range is almost full. A dozen people linger inside the Hudson business, fingering their sleek, black automatic weapons, chatting over staccato bursts of gunfire and waiting to take on their next target. This is machine-gun paradise. Here, for $45 or less, gun collectors and sportsmen come together to hone their shooting skills with some of the most high-powered... (

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3 January 2000

Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — Ignoring Gov. Gray Davis' appeal for a timeout on new gun controls, Democrats plan to start pushing sweeping proposals to license handgun owners and register their firearms when the Legislature convenes today for its 2000 session. The controversial election-year plan promises to be a centerpiece of Democrats' lawmaking efforts, especially urban liberals convinced that voters want even tougher restrictions than the strong controls enacted in 1999 with... (

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3 January 2000

Toronto Star (Ontario)

On the desk of Detective Sergeant Mike Davis of the Toronto police homicide squad sits a blue spiral-bound pad filled with hundreds of names and numbers. They are tips for murder case No. 45: a girl 4 to 6 years old whose body parts were found last month in green garbage bags in an Etobicoke park. With other investigators, Davis slowly calls the informants back, one by one. "I've been a homicide detective for 11 years, and it's just the most horrendous (case) I've... (

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3 January 2000

Associated Press

TUCSON, Arizona — The city's two daily newspapers will no longer allow individuals to sell guns through classified advertisements. The Arizona Daily Star announced its policy change Sunday, and The Tucson Citizen's editor and publisher confirmed a similar policy Monday. In a front-page notice to readers, Jane Amari, the Star's editor and publisher, said there was concern that people buying guns through classifieds circumvent background checks now required by... (

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3 January 2000


SPRINGFIELD, Massaschusetts — U.S. handgun maker Smith & Wesson on Monday denied a British newspaper report that it is being put up for sale by its parent company, the British conglomerate Tomkins Plc. "I am told that the people at Tomkins were very surprised at the story because we are not for sale," Ken Jorgensen, a spokesman for Smith & Wesson, told Reuters. The Financial Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that Tomkins had decided to sell Springfield, Mass.-based... (

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