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Países Bajos

Dutch Mass Shooter Faced Gun Charge as Teen, Legally Owned 5 Guns

11 April 2011

Irish Times (Dublin)

As the death toll from Saturday's shooting by a 24-year-old gunman in a Dutch shopping mall reached seven last night, a heated national debate was under way about how he had come to have legal permits for five weapons. "This will definitely be part of our investigation," said local prosecutor Kitty Nooy, as it emerged the gunman had had a number of previous run-ins with the police, including a weapons possession charge in 2003 when he was just 17. That charge was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos

Licensed Dutch Gun Owner Had Mental History, 5 Guns, Killed 7, Hurt 17

11 April 2011

Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The man who went on a shooting rampage in a suburban Dutch mall fired more than 100 rounds in a few minutes as he killed six shoppers before turning one of his weapons on himself, Dutch prosecutors said Monday. Tristan van der Vlis, 24, used three different guns during the shooting spree Saturday at the busy Ridderhof mall in the central city of Alphen aan den Rijn, prosecutors said in a statement after police had studied video images from mall... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos

Mass Killer in Dutch Mall was Gun Club Member, Licensed to Own 5 Guns

10 April 2011


A gunman's deadly rampage through a shopping mall was met on Sunday with disbelief by residents of a quiet Dutch town who once thought such carnage couldn't happen in their country. Dressed in camouflage trousers and a bomber jacket, Tristan van der Vlis opened fire in a parking lot on Saturday and walked calmly into Ridderhof mall, where he killed five people, most of them elderly. He wounded 17 others, one of whom died later. The 24-year-old gun club member then... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos

Mass Shooting by Gun Club Member Sparks Scrutiny of Dutch Gun Laws

9 April 2011

Radio Netherlands

Following a shooting spree on Saturday by a lone gunman which has so far cost the lives of nine people, questions are bound to be asked about how the killer, who reportedly used a fully automatic weapon, got his gun and ammo. Outside the military, nobody in the Netherlands is allowed to own or shoot an automatic weapon. So what are the rules governing gun ownership in the Netherlands? Dutch gun laws are actually quite strict. Gun ownership is seen not as a right, but... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos

Licensed Gun Club Member Shoots, Kills 6 in Netherlands Shopping Centre

9 April 2011

BBC News

A gunman in the Netherlands has killed six people and wounded at least 11 before taking his own life. The killings took place at a busy shopping centre in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn, about 25km (15 miles) south-west of Amsterdam. The mayor of the town said the man opened fire with an automatic weapon and then shot himself. The gunman came from the town, was known to police and "almost certainly operated alone", said a prosecutor. 'Slaughter' Kitty Nooy, from... (GunPolicy.org)

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Turquía,Italia,Portugal,Países Bajos,Europa

Italian Gas Guns Illegally Converted in Portugal to Arm European Criminals

19 November 2010

NRC Handelsblad (Rotterdam)

As the EU cracks down on firearms, illegal trafficking in altered alarm guns is booming on the Continent. They're cheap, easy to alter, impossible to trace – so they're becoming the criminal's weapon of choice. At the age of 10, Massimo Tanfoglio was already packaging pistols in his father's factory. Now, age 57, he manages the Fratelli Tanfoglio firearms factory in Gardone Val Trompia, in northern Italy. Strolling down the streets of this small town, you'll see... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos

Gang Spotted Loitering at Amsterdam Airport, Loaded Handgun Seized

2 March 2010

Radio Netherlands

Dutch border police say a 30-year-old man carrying a loaded gun was arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Monday. Two other men, aged 24 and 26 and thought to be accomplices, were also detained. The three men were reportedly loitering in the airport's shopping zone and behaving suspiciously. Their movements were first followed on CCTV, then a special observation team shadowed them for a while. Finally the police decided to take the three into custody. A police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos

Dutch Police, 500 Nightclubs Trial 'Drop Vaults' for Illegal Guns, Drugs

5 February 2010

Radio Netherlands

Five hundred nightclubs and cafés in the Netherlands will be fitted with vaults where visitors can drop off their illegal weapons and drugs anonymously. Police will keep the keys to the vaults and will regularly open them to confiscate the contents. The vaults are a project of Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballinn who will officially install the first such receptacle in a bar in the town of Loosdrecht on Friday. Mr Hirsch Ballin has said the system is intended to help... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Canadá,Reino Unido,Países Bajos

US Guns Fuel Canada and Mexico Crimes, UK Gun Crime Remains Rare

29 July 2009

SAGE Publications UK

Guns smuggled from the US arm criminals in Canada and Mexico, contributing to a higher murder rate in Canada and more intense drug crime conflict near the Mexican border, according to a study published today in a special issue of Criminology and Criminal Justice, published by SAGE. However, authors Philip J. Cook, of Duke University Durham, NC, US, Wendy Cukier Ryerson of the University of Toronto, Canada and Keith Krause from the Graduate Institute of International... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos

Enraged Patron Pulls Handgun, Kills 1, Wounds 3 in Dutch Café

11 April 2009

Associated Press

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — A man pulled a gun in a crowded Dutch cafe after an argument Saturday and shot a patron inside, then rushed outside where he shot three more people, one fatally, police said. Panic erupted in the cafe when the first shot rang out, but several people chased the gunman when he ran outside, overpowered and disarmed him, and wrestled him to the ground until police arrived, said police spokesman Remco Spaninxs. The man, a 44-year-old Rotterdam... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos,Europa

Mass Killings: Blame Violent Videos, or Easy Gun Access? [NL]

14 March 2009

De Standaard (Antwerp)

[Translated summary: Blaming violent videos for triggering Germany's latest mass school shooting overlooks a more obvious cause: the easy availability to the killer of his father's insecurely stored 9mm semi-automatic pistol.] Het worden stilaan klassieke beelden in Europese steden. Wenende, geschokte of rouwende mensen rond een openbare plek vol bloemen en brandende kaarsjes, om de slachtoffers te herdenken van een nieuw geval van 'zinloos geweld' door een wilde... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Irlanda,Países Bajos

Raids Target 'Major' Gun Running Operation in Ireland, UK, Netherlands

5 September 2008

Independent (Dublin)

A major supply line used by Ireland's most dangerous criminal gangs to import deadly weapons has been smashed, it emerged last night. Dutch police swooped to seize 181 high-powered firearms at an illegal gun wholesaler in Amsterdam as part of an international investigation involving gardai and the PSNI. The wholesaler is believed to have been the source of the mini-arsenal of 41 guns seized by gardai and PSNI officers on both sides of the border on Tuesday afternoon... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda,Países Bajos,Reino Unido

8 Arrested, 165 Guns, Drugs Seized en Route from Netherlands to Ireland

4 September 2008

Belfast Telegraph

Dutch police have arrested three men and a woman and seized firearms and cash in connection with a major international organised crime investigation involving Gardaí and the PSNI. Authorities in Amsterdam say it is one of the biggest hauls of illegal weapons there in recent years. Earlier this week four men were arrested in connection with the same investigation in Dublin, Belfast, Offaly and Tipperary. Dutch police raided a number of commercial properties in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia,Países Bajos

Dutch Court Frees Timber Trader Accused of Gun Running to Liberia

11 March 2008

New York Times

PARIS — A Dutch appeals court on Monday overturned the conviction of a lumber trader who had been found guilty of breaking a United Nations embargo and smuggling weapons for Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, during that country's civil war. Guus Kouwenhoven, 65, a Dutch trader and a business partner of Mr. Taylor, had been sentenced in 2006 to eight years in prison for selling Liberian lumber on the world market and bringing back weapons and ammunition... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos,Liberia

Dutch Timber Magnate Acquitted of Gun Running, Stoking Liberian Conflict

10 March 2008


AMSTERDAM — An appeals court acquitted a Dutch businessman allied to former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Monday, overturning a guilty verdict for arms smuggling in Liberia. Guus Kouwenhoven was sentenced in 2006 to eight years in jail by a Dutch court for smuggling arms to Taylor's government between 2001 and 2003 in contravention of U.N. sanctions but acquitted of war crimes for lack of evidence. Kouwenhoven had denied the charges. The appeals court in The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos

US National Arrested as Dutch Police Raid Uncovers Machineguns, AK-47s

15 February 2008

Live Leak (Netherlands), Video

This Wednesday a Dutch SWAT team entered a building in Amsterdam-Buitenveldert where they discovered a large weapons cache containing pistols, machineguns, uzi's, 2 AK-47's, an RPG, 20 granades and lots of ammunition. The suspect, a 29 year old male with an American passport, was apprehanded. The police thinks the weapons are meant for an extremely violent criminal organisation operating in the Netherlands, Great Brittain and Jamaica. [Includes video of police raid,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia,Países Bajos

Dutch Court Jails Gun Runner for Breaking Liberian Arms Embargo

9 June 2006

Independent (UK)

A one-time used-car salesman who became the right hand man of Liberia's former warlord president Charles Taylor was convicted yesterday of breaking a UN arms embargo and jailed for eight years. A Dutch court found that Guus Kouwenhoven, 64, had sold weapons to Taylor in return for rights to the country's tropical timber. Kouwenhoven used his logging firm, Oriental Timber Company (OTC), to smuggle weapons into Liberia which were used by militias loyal to Taylor to kill... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia,Sierra Leona,Países Bajos

Accused Dutch Gun Runner Faces Precedent-setting Case in The Hague

20 May 2006

Independent (UK)

MONROVIA — For those who remember it in its heyday, the Hotel Africa was like a scene out of Casablanca. A seedy mix of businessmen, flight attendants, government ministers and cheap prostitutes would prop up the bar. There was even a piano. Patrons remember a world of Montecristo cigars and Rolex watches. Outside in the equatorial African sun, expats would float in the swimming pool, sipping cocktails. Liberia's VIPs would wander among the resort's 52 villas and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia,África Occidental,Países Bajos

Dutch Court Prosecutes Local Businessman for West African Gunrunning

3 May 2006

International Herald Tribune / New York Times

THE HAGUE — They became partners during some of the worst convulsions of West Africa: Charles Taylor, the warmongering former president of Liberia, and Guus van Kouwenhoven, a resident Dutch businessman and international lumber trader. Taylor, who was arrested in March after three years on the run, is awaiting trial in an African cell, facing charges of heinous atrocities. But a very different trial of his former Dutch business associate has opened at a district... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos

Dutch Gun Laws to be Tightened

20 July 2005

Expatica (Brussels)

THE HAGUE — Rules for gun ownership will become stricter in August 2006, the Ministry of Justice announced on Wednesday. Beginning next autumn, anyone who wants a weapons permit will have to be a member of a shooting club affiliated with the Koninklijke Nederlandse Schutters Associatie (KNSA). To prevent criminals from learning to shoot in a club, aspiring members must also be licensed by the KNSA. Weapons permits will also become easier to revoke. From next year,... (GunPolicy.org)

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