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Gun Policy News, 12 January 2001

United States

12 January 2001

Guardian (UK)

AUSTIN, Texas — The lawyer's evaluation of George Rivas might have sounded more chilling when the town on the border with Mexico was known as America's six-gun capital. "He is the most dangerous man in El Paso," said the prosecutor. "He never gives up, he's always got a plan and that's what makes him so dangerous." That was six years ago and 30-year-old Rivas has since been upgraded to the most dangerous man in Texas. Whether he and the six other prison escapees he... (

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United States

12 January 2001

Courier-Post (New Jersey)

In the early moments of 1999, Greg Jaskolka was outside his boyhood home in South Philadelphia, "ringing bells and blowing horns," as he puts it, when his son, Joseph, 11, suddenly fell to the sidewalk. At first, the elder Jaskolka was confused. But leaning down, the former police officer realized what had happened. His son had been hit in the skull by one of the literally hundreds of bullets that were fired into the air that night to welcome in the New Year. Police... (

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United States

12 January 2001

Washington Post

BETHESDA — Chevy Chase Rescue Squad officials are considering whether to revoke a contract allowing a group that affiliates itself with the National Rifle Association to rent its banquet facilities for a fundraiser and firearms auction, after the Montgomery county attorney said yesterday that the event would violate county laws. Mid-Maryland Friends of the NRA has booked the banquet room for Feb. 24. The rescue squad uses profits from rentals to help fund its... (

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12 January 2001


HAMILTON — Police in Bermuda shot a man twice with rubber bullets in what was thought to be the first time the force in the British territory has fired at a suspect, a police spokesman said. Officers opened fire on the machete-wielding man after he allegedly refused to leave the roof of a house in Sandys parish in the west of the island after threatening family members during a domestic dispute. The 52-year-old man was hit in the stomach and leg but was not... (

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United States

12 January 2001

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — A 75-year-old man shot his wife, daughter and son-in-law before turning the gun on himself Thursday evening, authorities said. Billy Hurley, 75, and his 73-year-old wife, Billie T., were at their daughter's home when he shot his son-in-law, Clayton E. Crockett, 51, then chased his daughter and wife outside the home, police said. Once outside, police said Hurley killed his daughter, Veda J. Crockett, 53, then chased his wife to a nearby... (

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