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Gun Policy News, 24 March 2000

États-Unis

24 March 2000

Los Angeles Times, Editorial

While other gun makers angrily refuse to join Smith & Wesson in taking even modest, voluntary steps to reduce gun violence, a handful of cities, now including Los Angeles, may make that bullheadedness costly. The so-called preferred buying program for law enforcement agencies got its start over the weekend after Smith & Wesson's agreement to a host of safety measures in the way it makes and markets its handguns. Among them, the company promised to equip new handguns... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2000

Daytona Beach News Journal (Florida)

TALLAHASSEE — Following the lead of Texas and 14 other states, Florida lawmakers took aim Thursday at lawsuits against the gun industry by state and local governments. The GOP-backed measure that bans most civil actions against firearm manufacturers, distributors and dealers was quickly approved by a House panel. The 3-2 vote was split along partisan lines. Democrats failed to garner support for an amendment to the bill, which is sponsored by Rep. George Albright,... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2000

Washington Post

Gov. Parris N. Glendening's smart gun legislation made it to the floor of the Maryland Senate yesterday after being stymied in committee, but only after a parliamentary maneuver that critics said violated the decorum and tradition of the legislature. Those critics then responded in kind. Usually polite debate became laced with sarcasm. Two senators got into a shouting match with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Prince George's). Miller pounded his gavel.... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2000

Reuters

CLEVELAND — A 12-year-old boy who forced his elementary school class and teacher to the floor at gunpoint will remain in police custody over the weekend, a spokesman for Columbiana County Juvenile Court said Friday. The court decided at a detention hearing to keep him in custody until his arraignment on Monday, spokesman Dane Walton said. The boy, who said he wanted to be with his mother in jail, Thursday pulled out a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic handgun and told his... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2000

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Richard Riley says he thinks daily about the killing last April at Columbine High School and his department offers guidelines on preventing school violence and detecting troubled children. But Riley said schools can't combat student violence without tighter gun controls. "The issue of gun control is a really important part of the violence," the former South Carolina governor said in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press .... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2000

Associated Press

RALEIGH, North Carolina — Marching in Washington against gun violence with other mothers nationwide is "the greatest Mother's Day gift of all," a Durham woman whose two sons were killed said Thursday. "I had to carry two children, two wonderful boys, to the grave because of gun violence," Brenda Howerton told about 100 people at a rally outside the state Capitol in Raleigh in support of the upcoming Million Mom March. "It never stops hurting." March organizers hope... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

24 March 2000

Xinhua

CANBERRA — Australian Prime Minister John Howard Friday condemned advertisements being screened in the United States by the U.S. National Rifle Association (NRA) that depict Australians cowering in their homes. "I think it disturbs me in the sense that it is beyond belief that an organization can get it so wrong," Howard told reporters in Melbourne. Hollywood legend Charlton Heston has fronted Internet and television advertisements for the NRA which claims that... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2000

Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Lawmakers have voted to begin debate on a bill that would make Maryland the first state to require manufacturers to build locking devices into all new handguns. Gov. Parris Glendening's bill was brought to the floor of the Senate on Thursday after Republican-led opponents — waving rule books and shouting at Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller — tried to keep the bill from being brought out. A filibuster attempt was expected today. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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