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Gun Policy News, 19 March 2000

États-Unis

19 March 2000

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

WASHINGTON — The volatile debate over gun control has triggered considerable political heat among the otherwise mild-mannered members of Colorado's congressional delegation. Reps. Tom Tancredo and Diana DeGette, political opposites who have managed to maintain a semblance of civility despite their obvious philosophical differences, have squared off in an increasingly acrimonious battle over gun control. It carried over to the House floor earlier this week in a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

19 March 2000

Guardian (UK)

Tommy Hole was a hard man who thought his reputation for violence would carry him through to a peaceful retirement. But then he was gunned down in a pub in broad daylight. Was it the result of a 20-year turf war or a misjudged drugs heist? Nick Paton Walsh investigates The Beckton Arms is a small, boozy doldrums in London's East End. On one side it is flanked by Barking Road, on the other the A13. Each night the road heaves under the weight of traffic trying to get out... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 March 2000

Los Angeles Times, Opinion

The saga of President Clinton and the National Rifle Assn. continues. Clinton started the recent skirmish by claiming that the NRA's opposition to gun locks was responsible for the death of 6-year-old Kayla Rolland in Michigan. And he demonized the NRA as "basically against anything … that helps to make [society] safer." The NRA countered that Clinton was constantly lying about guns and that the president is more interested in passing new laws than enforcing the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 March 2000

Washington Post

The nation's largest handgun manufacturer has agreed to adopt unprecedented self-imposed controls that are bound to save lives and spur similar smart thinking by competitors. While Congress and the NRA continue to make excuses for the industry, Smith & Wesson is, in its own words, changing "the way we do business." The company says it will provide safety locks on its handguns within 60 days and make them child-resistant within three years. While other manufacturers... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

19 March 2000

Sunday Telegraph (UK)

The number of airguns being sold in Britain will be reduced by up to 70 per cent under proposals to be recommended by a powerful committee of MPs. The Home Affairs Select Committee will publish a report next month outlining curbs on the weapons. They believe that the guns are increasingly being used in robberies and also cost lives as a result of accidents and being misused by teenagers. MPs also believe that the restrictions on handguns since the Dunblane massacre has... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 March 2000

Washington Post

On one side have been gun manufacturers, on the other, gun control groups. For decades, it has seemed a polarized, intractable universe-seemingly impervious to the dark procession of gun tragedies on the nightly news. As of Friday, there may be a third way, essentially based on technology. Its premise is that so-called smart-gun design-manufacturing firearms so that they can only be fired by their owners-can fundamentally change the culture of guns in this country. If... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 March 2000

Los Angeles Times, Opinion

In a breakthrough in our efforts to reduce gun violence and prevent accidental shootings, Smith & Wesson, the nation's largest gun manufacturer, on Friday agreed to implement comprehensive safety and distribution reforms. This agreement is the culmination of a collaborative effort by the Clinton administration, states that have threatened to bring lawsuits against the gun industry and the counties and cities, such as Los Angeles, that already have filed suit. We joined... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 March 2000

Associated Press

DUANESBURG, New York — Richard Wooding lost his 10-year-old son to a single blast from an unlocked pistol in the hands of a neighborhood teenager. So Wooding was pleased to hear New York Gov. George Pataki throw his support last week behind mandatory trigger locks and a pledge by Smith & Wesson to make guns "child resistant" in a year. But he is cautious, too, fearing that recent moves to improve gun safety might suddenly be scuttled. After all, he trusted the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 March 2000

Reuters

WASHINGTON — A top gun rights advocate refused on Sunday to apologize for saying President Clinton exploited gun violence for political gain, while a key U.S. senator signaled that he may strip gun control provisions from a bill before Congress. National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre intensified his attack on the White House despite moves by some pro-gun supporters, including leading Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush, to... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 March 2000

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Former President Ford and the House Judiciary Committee chairman distanced themselves Sunday from the National Rifle Association's verbal broadside against President Clinton, saying the rhetoric made a deal on gun safety legislation more difficult. Ford said gun control requires "reasonable compromise," adding on ABC's "This Week": "You can't take the hard-line, NRA position — that's a loser." The group's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

19 March 2000

Reuters

TORONTO — A firearms safety guide sent to schools in the Canadian province of Ontario has caused a stir amid increased school shootings in North America and triggered calls for its withdrawal from libraries. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, which distributed free copies of the 301-page Hunter's Guide to secondary schools throughout the province, said calls by some school officials for the withdrawal of the manual from schools were "foolish... (GunPolicy.org)

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