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Alemania

Turk Kills Self After Killing Seven

10 November 1999

Reuters

BERLIN — A Turkish man shot dead a family of seven Turks and then committed suicide after driving across Germany at night, police said. It was the second brutal rampage in the country in the past week. The gunman murdered four women and three men in the western German town of Bielefeld Tuesday after one of the men rejected the killer's proposal to marry his daughter, police said Wednesday. The man then drove for five hours to his hometown in Tuebingen in southern... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

Failed Suitor Shoots Seven Dead in Germany

10 November 1999

Reuters

BIELEFELD, Germany — A gunman shot dead four women and three men in an apartment in the west German town of Bielefeld on Tuesday after one of his male victims rejected the killer's marriage proposal to his daughter, police said. They said they believed the victims were from Germany's large Turkish community. The suspect was currently on the run. Police said they were called to the scene late on Tuesday evening after neighbours heard shots coming the apartment. "We... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

Teen's Shooting Rampage Shocks Germany

2 November 1999

Associated Press

BERLIN — Authorities struggled Tuesday to explain why a 16-year old boy went on a shooting rampage in an Alpine spa town, leaving four people dead, including himself and his sister, and shocking a country unaccustomed to such bloodbaths. Crime scene investigators combed through the family's chalet-style home in Bad Reichenhall, a picturesque resort on the Austrian border famous for its thermal baths and centuries-old salt mines. Police stood outside the two-story... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

German Teenager Kills Two, Then Found Dead

1 November 1999

Reuters

BAD REICHENHALL, Germany — A 16-year-old boy shot and killed two people and injured seven more from his bedroom window in a Bavarian town Monday before being found dead in his parent's house, police said. A spokesman said commandos who entered the apartment house where he had barricaded himself found the body of the youth. A second body, believed to be that of his 18-year-old sister, was found in the building. "The inquiry is not officially over but our suspicions... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suiza

Arms Scandal Shakes Swiss Secret Service

23 August 1999

Agence France Presse

BERN — Switzerland's secret service emerged severely shaken Monday from an arms trafficking scandal that prompted the suspension of its chief, Peter Regli, over the weekend. Regli has been put "on leave," Defense Minister Adolf Ogi said during a surprise news conference Sunday, amid allegations that the service was helping build a secret intervention force within the Swiss army. He and other unidentified officials have been charged with the mismanagement of public... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

French Hunters Are Under the Gun as New Year Starts

3 January 1999

Reuters

PARIS — France's hunters, who have held sway over the countryside since the Revolution in 1789, face a bleak New Year with the European Union and the Environment Ministry turning their guns on them. Having fought off a half-hearted government attempt to curtail their season, they were caught off guard by Brussels which two weeks ago invoked European law and demanded that they shorten the season for shooting migrating birds by a month. The Greens Party, whose leader... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

France Tightens Arms Laws After Rise in Violence

22 December 1998

Reuters

PARIS — French authorities, alarmed by an increase in urban violence, tightened the country's arms laws on Tuesday by widening a decree on the issue of weapon permits. Owners of hunting shotguns and single shot handguns will now require a hunting permit, or belong to a gun club. They will also be subject to investigation. The weapons were sold until now on presentation of identity papers. A government decree said current owners of the specified weapons must respond... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bélgica

Belgian 'Supergun' Not in Criminal Hands - Maker

27 August 1998

Associated Press

BRUSSELS — Belgian gunsmiths FN Herstal on Thursday denied Belgian media reports saying its new P90 super- strength handgun had already ended up in the hands of criminals. The small arms company said the semi-automatic pistol, which is currently in a testing phase, was purely aimed at the military markets, law enforcement agencies and anti-terrorist units and would not be sold to private persons. FN, owned by the Walloon regional government, specifically denied a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

German Police Seize Neo-Nazi Arms Cache

24 June 1998

Reuters

MUNICH — German police said they had seized a cache of hand grenades, mines and automatic weapons on Wednesday in dawn raids on premises used by neo-Nazis in two German states. They said three men had been arrested after searches on 17 buildings in the southern state of Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate in the west. Crate-loads of far-right propaganda material had been seized, they said. "Those arrested are all from the far-right scene," Bavarian state prosecutor... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania

German Gun Club Member Kills Two, Self in Spree

15 June 1998

Reuters

BERLIN — A member of a north German gun club shot dead two fellow members and wounded two other people before killing himself in a shooting spree apparently sparked by a marital row, prosecutors said on Monday. The 55-year-old man, a member of a shooting club in the town of Ribnitz-Damgarten near the Baltic Sea, fired shots at his wife, hitting her in the ear and pelvis, after a violent argument in the early morning. After she fled to a neighbour's house, the man... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bélgica

EU Clears Rescue of Belgian Arms Maker FN-Herstal

3 June 1998

Reuters

BRUSSELS — The European Commission said on Wednesday it had allowed the Belgian authorities to rescue weapons maker FN-Herstal, formerly controlled by France's Giat Industries, from bankruptcy. Belgium's Walloon regional government agreed last year to take over Giat's majority stake in the loss-making small arms company for a symbolic French franc and to spend 2.5 billion Belgian francs ($68.2 million) to bring the company back to life. The Commission said in a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

French National Assembly Votes to Tighten Gun Laws

29 May 1998

Reuters

PARIS — The National Assembly, driven by fears that U.S.-style gun violence could one day spread to France, voted Friday to tighten already rigid restrictions on the private ownership of firearms. The legislation now must go to the Senate, which is expected to take it up in the autumn. The bill flatly bans the purchase or possession of firearms or ammunition without official approval. The state could authorize gun ownership only for: - Members of the military. -... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

French National Assembly Passes Tough Gun Law

29 May 1998

Associated Press

PARIS — Spurred by rising violent crime, France's National Assembly on Friday approved a law banning most private gun ownership and limiting it to hunters and collectors. "It's time to put a stop to individual arms and reaffirm that the state alone must keep the monopoly on legitimate violence," said the author of the bill, Socialist deputy Bruno Le Roux. The law, which must be approved by the Senate, passed with votes from the leftist coalition and over... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

France to Further Tighten Weapons Law -Minister

14 May 1998

Reuters

PARIS — Interior Minister Jean-Pierre Chevenement, speaking amid public concern over spiralling juvenile delinquence, said on Thursday he would seek to further tighten France's already stringent rules on possession of arms. "We can tighten regulations. We can do it without enacting any new laws and we can do it quickly if we want to," he told reporters, adding: "I want to submit the issue beforehand to the (French) cabinet." France has tough rules on sale and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Austria

Panel OKs Anti-Gun Trafficking Plan

30 April 1998

Associated Press

VIENNA, Austria — The United States and 45 other nations approved a plan Thursday to reduce illegal cross-border trade of civilian firearms. The plan calls for experts to work out internationally accepted programs to slow the gun-running trade. It still must go to the U.N. General Assembly for a vote. But support by the United States and other heavyweights — like Russia, Japan, Britain and Germany — at the Vienna meeting of the U.N. Commission on Crime... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

French Shooting Sparks Calls for Gun Control

3 April 1998

Join Together Online gun violence web site (Boston)

A shooting in a French classroom has united a coalition of government leaders, concerned parents and right-wing politicians in a call for tougher gun control, Reuters reported April 1. An 18-year-old boy in Lille, France took a small handgun to school and wound up shot in the head. Officials are unsure whether the boy was playing Russian roulette or was fooling around with the gun with a friend and unintentionally shot himself. The fatal shooting occurred in the back... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bélgica

Belgian Police Smash Arms Smuggling Ring

17 March 1998

Reuters

BRUSSELS — Belgian police have broken what they say is an arms smuggling operation, seizing quantities of assault rifles, handguns, ammunition and explosives and arresting one man in a raid on a house near Liege. "He has confessed and has been charged under the laws on possession of firearms, relating to holding, buying and selling military arms," said Christine Wilwerth, deputy public prosecutor in Liege. Liege police commissioner Francis Perilleux said the guns... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

French Court Convicts Russian Youth in Death of Six

14 March 1998

Reuters

VERSAILLES, France — A French court found a Russian teenager guilty on Saturday of the 1995 murder of six family members and friends, a crime he initially admitted but later blamed on Russian mobsters. The youth court in the Paris suburb of Versailles sentenced the 19-year-old, identified by judicial authorities only as Alexi P., to eight years in prison, including the three years he has already spent in detention. His lawyers put off a decision on whether they... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia

Russian Boy on Trial for Murdering Six in France

4 March 1998

Reuters

VERSAILLES, France — A Russian teenager went on trial in suburban Paris on Wednesday for the 1995 slaying of six family members and friends, a crime he initially admitted but later blamed on Russian mobsters. The youth, now 19 and identified by judicial authorities only as Alexi P., is accused of using guns from his father's collection to kill his father and stepmother, grandparents and two family friends — all of Russian nationality — after a family... (GunPolicy.org)

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Austria

After Land-mine Triumph, a New Crusade

7 January 1998

New York Times

VIENNA, Austria — Buoyed by their surprising success in achieving a treaty to ban land mines, a range of nongovernmental groups from academic institutes to human rights and aid agencies are now girding for a campaign against assault rifles and other light weapons, which inflame ethnic and nationalist wars around the world. The campaigners do not have as their goal a gun free world, which they say would be unrealistic. Rather they seek to curb the brisk, and largely... (GunPolicy.org)

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