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Gun Policy News, 24 August 2000


24 August 2000

Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON — Smith & Wesson Corp.'s gun-safety deal with federal regulators appears to have misfired for the nation's largest handgun manufacturer. The company's chief executive officer, Ed Shultz, signed a code-of-conduct agreement with the Treasury Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development in March, promising to equip firearms with trigger locks and accept an unusual level of government oversight into the way the company does business. For the... (

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24 August 2000

Philadelphia Inquirer

New Jersey gun-control advocates plan to gather today in front of a Mount Holly church to push for stricter gun measures and to assail the National Rifle Association and presidential candidate George W. Bush's record as governor of Texas. Organizers of the 11 a.m. event at St. Paul United Methodist Church — the first of a series planned for 24 cities in 11 states — said they would showcase a church member who attended this year's Million Mom March in Washington to... (

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24 August 2000

Denver Post (Colorado)

On Friday, a 4-year-old Bennett boy fired his dad's .357 Magnum at an Adams County sheriff's deputy. The deputy was not hit. Wednesday, five metro-area sheriff's departments began distributing free gun locks as part of a program that seeks to reduce accidental shootings. "This program is timely," said Adams County Sheriff Bill Shearer. "I think this is something that is way past due." A nationwide program, Project HomeSafe is distributing 16,000 gun locks through the... (

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24 August 2000

Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Gov. Jesse Ventura's second book contains few of the sort of personal anecdotes about sex, marijuana smoking, underage boozing and not wearing underwear that made "I Ain't Got Time to Bleed" a national best seller. But even with the milder tone of "Do I Stand Alone?" scheduled to hit bookstores over the next two weeks, the Independence Party governor still lashes out at his favorite twin evils: politicians and the media. "Politicians lie,"... (

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