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Stolen Guns Found in Traffic Check

14 April 2005

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — A police officer conducting a routine check at a carpooling zone in the South Holland province on Wednesday night discovered 200 pistols at the verge of the road. The Glock 17 handguns, which were in packing, are believed to be part of the haul taken from the high-security Gilze-Rijen airbase at the weekend. When the theft was first reported in the media on Monday, it was said 100 to 150 Glock pistols had been taken. A spokesperson for the military... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gang Steals Pistol Arsenal from Dutch Airbase

12 April 2005

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — Up to 150 Glock pistols have been stolen from the high-security Gilze-Rijen airbase after thieves made a hole in the wall of the armoury. The theft of between 100 to 150 service pistols took place over the weekend, but was not discovered until Monday morning, newspaper 'Nederlands Dagblad' reported on Tuesday. All vehicles belonging to airbase staff were inspected on Monday. A military police spokesman confirmed that an inquiry had been launched into the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Outrage as Hunter Smuggles Gun via Schiphol With Ease

5 April 2005

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — Dutch Justice Minister Piet Hein has said he will launch an investigation following television programme claims that weapons can be smuggled though Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Monday night's edition of 'Nova' showed how a Dutch hunter, Hans van Iersel, checked-in for and boarded a Transavia flight from Schiphol to Alicante in Spain on 16 March. Fed up with the "bother" associated with applying for a permit to bring his gun to Spain, Van Iersel packed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Court Allows Bank Robber to Claim Gun as Business Expense

27 January 2005

Telegraph (UK)

A bank robber has been allowed to claim the cost of a pistol used in a hold-up as a legitimate business expense. A Dutch court has permitted the 46-year-old man to set the €2000 ($3400) cost of the gun against his gross proceeds of €6750, gained during his raid on a bank in the southern town of Chaam. The judge at Breda Criminal Court duly reduced his fine by the same amount, while sentencing him to four years in jail. In a timely boost for the Netherlands' image... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun Club Man Shoots Wife: MPs Back Gun Control

29 October 2004

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — Dutch MPs have demanded greater supervision of gun club members after it was revealed the man accused of shooting his estranged wife and her boyfriend dead before turning the weapon on himself in Laandgraaf on Thursday was a legal gun owner. The 47-year-old man was a member of a shooting club in Kerkrade and had a permit for three guns. One of the guns is believed to have been used in the shooting, while the other two were found in the suspected killer's... (GunPolicy.org)

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15,000 Guns Smuggled Annually

22 July 2004

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — Research indicated on Thursday that some 10,000 to 15,000 illegal weapons are smuggled into the Netherlands each year, 80 percent of which originate from Portugal, Germany and Belgium. The research institute IVA and Tilburg University also said that the remainder of the illegal weapons smuggled across the Dutch border originated from former Eastern bloc nations. The research tracked the logistics necessary to illegally manufacture a gun, to smuggle it... (GunPolicy.org)

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Dutch Artist Makes Gun from Her Own Skin

22 April 2004

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — Dutch artist Joanneke Meester has put more than her personal feelings into her latest piece to protest at rising violence in society — she used her own skin to make a tiny gun. A surgeon friend scraped a 20 centimetre section of skin from Meester's abdomen under local anaesthetic to provide the raw materials for the work of art. Meester then used the skin to cover plastic bars to make a three-by-six centimetre pistol. Describing the consistency as... (GunPolicy.org)

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MPs Demand Tighter Gun Club Rules

20 April 2004

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — Dutch MPs are demanding that the government impose tighter rules on shooting clubs after a gun club member killed three people before turning the weapon on himself in a shopping complex in the city Tiel last week. The Parliament believes it is too easy for members of shooting clubs to take guns and ammunition home and populist LPF MP Joost Eerdmans said there are too many murders caused by gun club members. A former marine and gun club member shot and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Dutch MPs Want Clampdown on Gun Clubs

20 April 2004

Radio Netherlands

A majority of MPs want to limit the ownership of weapons by members of shooting clubs. Joost Eerdmans of the far-right LPF says too many murders have been committed by the members of such clubs. He was referring to last week's fatal shooting incident involving an amateur marksman at a shopping centre in the town of Tiel. Last year another gun enthusiast killed four of his ex-wife's family in the town of Kerkrade. The LPF has proposed a ban on members of shooting clubs... (GunPolicy.org)

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Dutch Murder-Suicide With Legal Weapon

16 April 2004

Expatica (Brussels)

AMSTERDAM — A failed relationship led to the shooting of four people in a shopping complex in Tiel on Thursday evening. Three of the victims — including the suspected gunman — died at the scene. The fourth died of her wounds on Friday. Two men, aged 31 and 32, and a woman, 29 died at the scene. A second woman, aged 26, was admitted to hospital in a critical condition after a shooting near an Aldi supermarket in the central Dutch city Tiel on Thursday night. She... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pupil's Shooting of Teacher Leaves Netherlands in Shock

14 January 2004

Independent (UK)

A pupil shot a teacher in the forehead in a school cafeteria in The Hague yesterday in a rare outbreak of gun violence in the Netherlands. Hans van Wieren, 49, an economics teacher, who was the deputy principal at the Stevincollege in the south-west of the city, was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The attacker, aged 17, fled the scene. A witness said the boy had walked into the crowded cafeteria and shot the teacher with a single bullet. "I thought it was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Dutch Teacher Shot in the Head by Student

13 January 2004

Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A high school student walked into his school's crowded cafeteria and shot his biology teacher point-blank in the head Tuesday, badly wounding him. The shooting came as a shock to many in this country, where gun violence is rare. The student, a 17-year-old youth with a reputation of being a troublemaker, reportedly had been punished for misbehavior a few days earlier. His victim was also the deputy principal of Stevincollege, a school in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bush Shrewd to Defy NRA

9 May 2003

Radio Netherlands

Fresh from authorising the use of thousands of bombs, missiles, and bullets in Iraq, US President George Bush has made a surprise stand for gun control in his own country, supporting a continued ban on assault weapons. The move threatens the close relationship with the gun lobby the President has enjoyed until now, but according to analysts, is nothing more than shrewd self-interest. The US law banning the manufacture and import of certain military-style assault... (GunPolicy.org)

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Donner Gets Tough on Illegal Weapons

5 November 2002

Expatica (Brussels)

THE HAGUE — A tougher approach to the illegal weapon trade looms after a report indicated that the number of illegal guns in the Netherlands is much higher than previously estimated. The Tilburg University report indicated there are between 85,000 and 125,000 illegal firearms in the Netherlands, easily surpassing previous estimates which indicated 75,000 illegal weapons were in circulation, including gas and alarm or defense guns. The Volkskrant newspaper also said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Prosecutors Produce Forensic Evidence in Fortuyn Murder Preliminary Hearing

9 August 2002

Associated Press

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The evidence against the accused killer of populist Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is compelling: a loaded gun in his pocket, eyewitnesses, ammunition traces on his clothes and DNA matches of Fortuyn's blood on the weapon and cell tissue on his trousers, prosecutors told a custody hearing Friday. At an Amsterdam courthouse nicknamed "the bunker" because of the high security, three judges ordered suspect Volkert van der Graaf to remain in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Fortuyn's Killer 'May Not Have Acted Alone'

13 May 2002

Financial Times (UK)

There is growing speculation that the murder last week of Pim Fortuyn, the Dutch populist, may not have been the act of a lone animal rights activist, as police and justice officials believe. An official with close ties to the Dutch intelligence service said he thought it likely that the murder was planned. He said the sprawling location — a media complex at Hilversum, near Amsterdam — would almost certainly have been studied, and that the assassin must have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Activist Charged in Assassination

8 May 2002

Associated Press

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — An environmentalist and animal-rights activist was charged with murdering a popular anti-immigration politician. Authorities said they were baffled by the assassination of Pim Fortuyn. Fortuyn traveled the campaign trail with his two King Charles spaniels and environmental issues were not mentioned in his party's platform. Not Your Usual Politician In a closed court session today, prosecutors also brought a charge of illegal possession of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Buying Arms Will Become Very Difficult

5 December 2001

De Standaard (Netherlands)

BRUSSELS — Justice Minister Marc Verwilghen has completed a bill aimed at making arms sales particularly difficult. It will allow arms to be purchased only if the buyer has a license. On Friday [7 December], this bill will be submitted for approval to the Council of Ministers. Nowadays, hunting rifles can still be freely sold. In the future, however, only people with a hunting license will be allowed to buy such weapons. For purchasing sporting guns, the buyer will... (GunPolicy.org)

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Father of Teen Gunman Sent to Jail

31 May 2000

Associated Press

DEN BOSCH, Netherlands — The father of a teen-ager who wounded five people in the country's first school shooting was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison. The Dec. 7 shooting spree by a 17-year-old student of Turkish descent shocked people throughout the tiny European country, which has strict gun control laws and little violent juvenile crime. The alleged gunman shot four students and a teacher, wounding two of them critically, before turning himself over... (GunPolicy.org)

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Dutch School Shooting Linked to Kin

9 December 1999

Associated Press

VEGHEL, Netherlands — Dutch police today charged the suspect in the Netherlands' first school shooting with attempted murder and attempted manslaughter, then arrested his father and young sister and charged them as accessories. Police spokeswoman Gerda Preusting said authorities investigating Tuesday's shooting at a high school in Veghel, about 60 miles south of Amsterdam, also seized a weapon and ammunition in a raid on the family's home. She said the 17-year-old... (GunPolicy.org)

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