Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes says there’s no need foradditional gun restrictions. He says we need to enforce the laws we have.Presidential candidates have been discussing gun control in the wake ofschool shootings. Forbes says each year, about six-thousand students arecaught bringing a gun to school, but last year only eight cases wereprosecuted.Forbes says to bring discipline back to schools, teachers and principalsshould have more authority.Forbes says “school choice” could prompt improvements in schools, includinggreater safety, by giving parents the option of sending their kids to apublic or private school. Forbes is campaigning today in Ames andMarshalltown. On another topic, Forbes says high-tech companies should get someprotection from lawsuits waged over Y-2-K problems.Forbes says a bill in Congress would ban what he considers “frivolous”lawsuits brought against businesses which deal in computers.Forbes is the publisher of the business magazine which bears his familyname. Forbes maintains the Clinton/Gore administration’s opposition toY-2-K protection for businesses is a “national disgrace” prompted by triallawyer campaign contributions. Forbes appears at noon at the Country Kitchen restaurant in Ames and attwo o’clock in Marshalltown at the American Legion Hall.
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