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Gun Policy News, 28 January 2001

United States

28 January 2001

Sunday Herald Magazine (UK)

The blood-spattered clothing; the blank expressions of slack-jawed disbelief, the grainy photographs of the vengeful killer — indelible images of the aftermath of a gun massacre have become familiar fixtures on news bulletins in recent years. But while in Britain public revulsion at the crime of Thomas Hamilton who killed 16 children and their teacher at Dunblane Primary in March 1996 resulted in tighter gun control, in America similar tragedies, such as the Columbine... (

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United States

28 January 2001

Washington Post

It's about two miles along Route 1 from Bob's Tactical Indoor Shooting Range in Massachusetts, with its near-empty cabinets and forlorn rifle displays, to Big Al's Gun and Sport Shop in southern New Hampshire, where gun racks teem with firearms and shelves display stacks of ammunition. Not that the profusion of shooting supplies on that side of the border means much to Dave Morill, a Massachusetts gunsmith whose residency binds him to the toughest gun laws and... (

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United States

28 January 2001

Los Angeles Times, Editorial

Buford O. Furrow Jr., whose Aug. 10, 1999, shooting rampage in the San Fernando Valley left one dead and five wounded, believed, according to court testimony, that he had "succeeded in making the statement he wished to make." How wrong he was. This pathetic, cowardly man, as James V. DeSarno Jr., head of the FBI's Los Angeles field office, so aptly described him, last week pleaded guilty to killing Filipino American mail carrier Joseph S. Ileto and seriously wounding... (

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