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4 January 2003

St Petersburg Times (Florida), Editorial

To kill his Lake Worth Middle School teacher, 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill used a cheap, silver, short-barreled .25-caliber pistol commonly known as a Saturday night special. The gun is easily concealed, has no trigger lock, and aims so poorly that hunters and marksmen have no use for it. Eleven years after the manufacturer, Raven Arms Inc., went out of business, the gun is still listed by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as one of the nation's top... (

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