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Gun Policy News, 16 February 2000

États-Unis

16 February 2000

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago schools stepped up the purchase of 1,000 hand-held metal detectors for elementary schools Tuesday, as Mayor Daley and Schools Chief Paul Vallas both urged daily use of detectors, even in elementary schools. Both men were reacting to the apparently accidental shooting Monday of an 11-year-old boy at Ellington Elementary School, 224 N. Central. The incident marked the first time in eight years a student has been injured by a gun inside a Chicago public school,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

WASHINGTON — The two gunmakers whose weapons were used at Columbine would benefit from limits on their legal liability under proposed legislation in Congress. Some lawmakers, including Rep. Diana DeGette, a Denver Democrat, don't want to see that happen. DeGette and the others are mounting a campaign against the "Small Business Liability Reform Act," which would cap damages at $250,000 in liability lawsuits against companies with fewer than 25 employees. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Reinstating the state's authority to do criminal background checks on firearms buyers became the first major gun bill to emerge from the legislature this session. But supporters' celebration over final passage Tuesday of SB 125, a key cog in Gov. Bill Owens' now-weakened gun-control package, was tempered by the advance of two bills favored by gun-rights groups. A bill barring cities and counties from suing gun manufacturers for damages caused by improper gun use and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2000

CBS News (USA)

DENVER, Colorado — The National Rifle Association gave thousands of dollars last month to Colorado state legislators in an effort to defeat gun control laws inspired by the Columbine massacre. CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports many of those measures were voted down this week. Only a few token laws, those supported by the NRA, passed. One allows cops to arrest people who buy guns for criminals and children; another re-authorizes a state background check... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2000

Denver Post (Colorado)

Someone out there is angry enough about the defeat of gun-control legislation in Colorado to spend a good chunk of money on advertising. The question is who? An advertisement has been running on Denver cable stations since the weekend. The ad shows a bullet piercing a succession of walls in homes. At the end, it is clear the bullet is going to strike a baby in a high chair. The ad then cuts to a black screen with a message asking that the Colorado Legislature "reopen... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2000

Denver Post (Colorado)

When it comes to gun control, the Columbine High School massacre has had little or no effect on the Colorado Legislature. There's been a lot of talk about gun control in Colorado and the rest of the country since the shootings April 20, just miles from where legislators meet. But now, after more than a month of the legislative session, things are getting back to normal. Gun-control bills are going down to defeat, and the gun lobby's bills are starting to sail... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

For the second straight year, Colorado lawmakers debated gun measures while a tragedy involving Columbine High School students unfolded. "Once again, it's just down the street," said Rep. Don Lee, a Littleton lawmaker who represents the Columbine area. In April his son was in the cafeteria when seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed the school, killing 12 students and a teacher. Lee was among the first lawmakers to know something was happening when his wife... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

16 February 2000

African National Congress

According to research the overwhelming majority of South Africans support stricter gun legislation, Gun Free South Africa said in a statement on Wednesday. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), which conducted interviews with 2700 people in December last year to investigate public attitude towards proposed gun laws, revealed 84 percent of respondents felt the government should make firearm ownership more difficult, the statement said. Sixty-one percent indicated... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2000

Boston Globe

Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly warned yesterday that a bill under consideration by Massachusetts lawmakers will severely weaken the state's landmark 1998 gun-control law if passed. The lengthy and complex bill would amend one of the toughest gun-control measures in the nation and "may increase the risks of gun violence and accidents" Reilly said. The attorney general outlined his objections in a letter to House and Senate leaders. According to the letter, a copy of... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2000

Associated Press

CINCINNATI — The National Rifle Association said Wednesday it is backing a Cincinnati councilman's lawsuit aimed at stopping this city's effort to revive a lawsuit against the firearms industry. Councilman Charles Winburn sued the city on Tuesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. A hearing is scheduled for March 3. In October, a state judge threw out the lawsuit Cincinnati filed in an attempt to force gun makers and marketers to reimburse the city for its costs... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

16 February 2000

Reuters

WASHINGTON — President Clinton will cite on Wednesday a new study showing that public housing residents are twice as likely to suffer gun violence as other Americans as ammunition in his battle for tougher gun control laws, the White House said. The study, released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, estimated that 10 out of every 1,000 people in pubic housing are victimized annually by violent gun crimes, compared with a rate of four of every... (GunPolicy.org)

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