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Gun Policy News, 18 February 2000


18 February 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

One of the most vocal legislative critics of new gun-control laws is a federally licensed firearms dealer. Last week, Rep. Scott McKay, R-Lakewood, made an impassioned speech to kill a bill that would have allowed district attorneys to prosecute firearms dealers. But McKay didn't announce that he holds a dealer's license. He said he figured his legislative colleagues already knew. But a number of lawmakers had no idea. "I think disclosure would have been helpful,"... (

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18 February 2000

Denver Post (Colorado)

Gov. Bill Owens says he'll back gun-control groups if they decide to take any of his gun proposals to the ballot in November. "I'll support any bill I supported in the Legislature as an initiative," Owens told editors gathered Thursday at the Colorado Press Association Convention luncheon. "As Yogi Berra used to say, "It ain't over till it's over.' " Owens had proposed a five-point guncontrol package as part of his response to the Columbine High School massacre. Three... (

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18 February 2000

Boston Globe

Bill Bradley yesterday turned Codman Square in Dorchester into a backdrop for his attack on Vice President Al Gore's gun control record, rankling some residents who wanted to focus more on the community's renaissance than its violent past. Bradley, seeking a friendly haven in his embattled quest for the presidency, also encountered a protesting priest who interrupted his speech to demand a private meeting on the widening gap between the nation's rich and poor. In one... (

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