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Gun Policy News, 1 April 2002

United States

1 April 2002

Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Florida — For more than 30 years, members of a local gun club have shot lead bullets into a mound behind their shooting range, located on top of a water district well field. Officials say the Englewood Pistoleers Gun Club may have violated a law that prohibits the use of toxic materials, including lead, on well fields that supply drinking water to the public. The law was passed in 1992, just months after the gun club signed its last lease. The lease... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

1 April 2002

Reuters

PARIS — The French loner who murdered eight local councillors and then leapt to his death from a Paris police headquarters hoped to join the ranks of the world's most notorious leaders, according to suicide letters he left behind. I want to have the same stature as bin Laden, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Milosevic …, Richard Durn wrote to a friend in a letter she received on Wednesday after he had gunned down the councillors in the Paris suburb of Nanterre. I've... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

1 April 2002

US News

For much of his life, Otto Nuss has struggled with mental illness. Back in the 1970s, he committed himself to a psychiatric hospital, and he has long taken medication for depression and anxiety. Two months ago, the 63-year-old school bus driver, who friends say had gone off his medication, burst into the national news when he inexplicably took off with his busload of terrified schoolchildren on a seven-hour odyssey from Pennsylvania to a Washington, D.C., suburb. When... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afghanistan

1 April 2002

Associated Press

For U.S. soldiers stationed at this dusty Afghan base, the absence of those daily consumer pleasures TV, a cold beer, an excursion to the mall is glaring. On the other hand, how often is the kid bicycling down the street back home selling Russian bayonets and burqas? For the discerning GI souvenir hounds, the Vietnam War had its Ao-Dai, or traditional Vietnamese dresses, and World War II its Lugar pistols and Nazi memorabilia. For soldiers here at this former Soviet... (GunPolicy.org)

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