The Week December 5-11


Clinton on Crime

President Clinton spoke out against violence, saying The American people are tired of hurting and tired of feeling insecure. The Administration hopes to push through new crime legislation that will include gun-control proposals that would go well beyond the Brady Bill, and Attorney General Janet Reno said she would support a national licensing system for handguns.

Murder on the L.I. Rails

Clinton was motivated to address the problem of handgun violence in part because of a gruesome incident on New Yorks Long Island Rail Road in which an evidently deranged man wielding a 9-mm pistol killed five...

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