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Gun Policy News, 29 February 2000

États-Unis

29 February 2000

Wall Street Journal

A Louisiana state-court judge ruled New Orleans may proceed with its trailblazing lawsuit against the gun industry. District Court Judge Lloyd Medley Jr. of the Parish of Orleans ruled a pair of state statutes enacted last year specifically to block the New Orleans suit against the gun industry are invalid. In a 21-page written opinion, Judge Medley concluded the state legislature tried retroactively and improperly to impair the city's "fundamental right" to file suit... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 February 2000

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Crime has dropped overall in the United States for seven years running but more must be done to tackle gun violence, cybercrime and other problems, as well as to secure the nation's borders, Attorney General Janet Reno said on Tuesday. Addressing a Senate subcommittee on the Justice Department's 2001 budget request, Reno said criminal schemes were becoming more and more technical and sophisticated and her department's response needed to be swifter than... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 February 2000

Reuters Health

NEW YORK — In two high-crime cities in Columbia, an intermittent police-enforced ban on carrying guns during periods when homicides are most likely to occur had the desired effect-a significant reduction in homicides. Results of the Columbia experience are published in the March 1st issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. In a commentary in the journal, Dr. Lawrence W. Sherman of the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 February 2000

Associated Press

MIAMI — Seizing on a first-grade shooting that killed a 6-year-old girl, President Clinton said Tuesday "we just don't have any excuses" for failing to require child safety locks on guns and background checks on gun show purchases. Expressing outrage that a child could get a gun, Clinton said Americans should demand that stricter gun controls be an issue in the presidential campaign. "The accidental gun death rate of children in America is nine times higher than... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 February 2000

Reuters

MANALAPAN, Florida — President Clinton on Tuesday challenged the U.S. electorate to make gun control an issue in the upcoming presidential election following the shooting in Michigan of a six-year old girl by a boy aged six. "Today in Michigan, in a school, a six year-old boy with a gun that his brother gave him shot a six-year old girl and she died," Clinton said, referring to the shooting of the girl in front of her teacher and first grade class earlier on... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

29 February 2000

Associated Press

HOUSTON — A Houston inventor who patented an electronic method of locking guns has sued shotgun manufacturer O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc., contending the Connecticut-based gun maker hijacked his invention and its name. Kenneth Pugh's lawsuit stems from his 1997 licensing agreement with Mossberg, which gave the company the right to use his locking device in its shotguns. The deal also granted Mossberg permission to use Pugh's trademark "smart gun" name with its... (GunPolicy.org)

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