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Gun Policy News, 9 December 2004


9 December 2004

Contra Costa Times (California)

ANTIOCH — Directors of Antioch's fairgrounds are pondering their next move following the county's request for a state mandate that would prevent it from hosting gun shows. The county Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed this week to ask both the local fairgrounds' board of directors and the California Fair Board to ban gun vendors from the Antioch site, which is owned by the state. But exactly what those who govern the fairgrounds can do is unclear, so they are... (

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9 December 2004

Bangor Daily News (Maine)

AUGUSTA — State and federal officials on Wednesday unveiled an ad campaign designed to deter domestic violence in Maine. "The new campaign puts domestic abusers on notice that if they were convicted of beating their wives, girlfriends or partner, they will lose their right to possess guns for life," U.S. Attorney Paula Silsby said at a press conference at the Augusta Civic Center. "The consequences for abusers who have guns for any purpose is clear: If you choose to... (

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9 December 2004

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man walked onstage in a crowded nightclub during a rock concert Wednesday night and opened fire on the band, killing at least four people and wounding at least two others. The gunman then began firing into the crowd before he was shot to death by police, authorities said. Members of the heavy metal band Damageplan had just begun their first song at the Alrosa Villa when the man opened fire, initially targeting guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, a... (

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9 December 2004

Gazette (Maryland)

The dealer and manufacturer of the rifle used by the Washington-area snipers will pay $2.5 million to the families of six victims and two surviving victims under a settlement approved Friday by a Washington state judge. The settlement, reached in September, marked the first time a gun manufacturer paid damages for negligence that led to violence, said David Beninger, one of the attorneys representing the families. Washington state Superior Judge Frank Cuthbertson... (

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