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Gun Policy News, 12 March 2000

États-Unis

12 March 2000

New York Times

DENVER — Frustrated by their legislatures' unwillingness to pass new gun-control measures, citizen groups in three Western states are collecting signatures to put the issues before voters this fall as ballot initiatives. Leaders of the groups-in Colorado, Utah and Oregon-say popular support for their efforts is growing, a trend that reflects a significant change in attitudes about gun rights in areas of the country where guns have always been part of the culture. In... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 March 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

This is a story about three lawmakers, the Second Amendment and one suburban city. Rep. Scott McKay, a federally licensed firearms dealer and a Republican, says the people in his district are against gun control. Rep. Penn Pfiffner, an economist and a Republican, says the people he represents support the Constitution and don't want any infringement on their rights to own guns. Sen. Mike Feeley, an attorney and a Democrat, says his constituents want gun control. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

12 March 2000

Sunday Times (UK)

British companies are exploiting a loophole in the laws that control firearms by selling huge Wild West-style handguns. Viking Arms, a trade supplier of guns in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, has taken "hundreds of orders" for American-made Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Magnum double-action revolvers with extended barrels. The guns are like the enormous weapon used by Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry films. An owner would still need a firearms licence, but their length puts... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 March 2000

Reuters

SAVANNAH, Georgia — The death toll from a shooting outside a high school basketball celebration in Georgia rose to two after a youth who was shot in the head died of his injuries, hospital officials said on Sunday. Ramone Kimball, 16, died at Memorial Health University Hospital in Savannah on Saturday, a nursing supervisor said, about 12 hours after a gunman opened fire outside Beach High School where nearly 300 students were attending a celebration of the Lady... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 March 2000

Reuters

WASHINGTON — The leading U.S. gun lobby group accused President Clinton on Sunday of deliberately failing to enforce existing gun control laws and of exploiting the resulting violence for political gain. The comments by a top National Rifle Association official drew a rebuke from the White House, which said the NRA had a long history of rejecting gun control and that its views should not be taken seriously in the current debate over new measures, including a... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 March 2000

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Charges of dishonesty and scare tactics flew Sunday in a brawl between President Clinton and the National Rifle Association over tougher gun laws. In a mocking broadside, Clinton tore into the group for its "knee-jerk reaction to any gun safety measure." Clinton's accusations brought an incendiary rebuttal from NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre, who said the president exploits gun deaths for political purposes. "I've come to believe that he... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 March 2000

ABC News (USA)

President Bill Clinton and an NRA official unleashed some pungent rhetoric on gun control on ABCNEWS' This Week, with the National Rifle Association bizarrely accusing the president of trying to keep crime rates from dropping. "He needs a certain level of violence in this country. He's willing to accept a certain level of killing to further his political agenda," NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre told Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts. The president said the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

12 March 2000

United Press International

WASHINGTON — With a go-ahead from Congress, Housing Secretary Andrew Buomo announced Sunday his Department will continue funding its gun buyback program. He made the announcement after the House Appropriations Committee dropped plans to block funds already awarded for buying back 50,000 guns in 80... (GunPolicy.org)

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