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Gun Policy News, 27 September 2002


27 September 2002


BEIJING — A driver at a school in northwestern China shot dead a teacher and injured two in what appeared to be a crime of passion, state media and witnesses said on Friday. Police in Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, shot dead Yang Zhengming after he climbed on to a roof at the Number 34 Middle School and refused to surrender despite two hours of negotiations, a teacher told Reuters. "I can not live any longer. You can take more pictures of me," a reporter for... (

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United States

27 September 2002

Los Angeles Times

NORFOLK, Nebraska — This farm community of 24,000, set amid cornfields and cattle ranges, is a big city by Nebraska standards. Yet not big enough to absorb the horror of a botched robbery Thursday morning that left five people dead in a bloodstained bank. It was the nation's deadliest bank heist in more than a decade, and though it left residents shaken, experts said the tragedy is yet another indication of crime's growing reach into rural America. Police Chief Bill... (

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United States

27 September 2002

Washington Times, Editorial

The idea of suing gun manufacturers for the criminal misuse of their lawfully manufactured products by third parties over whom they have no control is an obviously ridiculous misapplication of the law. But the fact that a potential future governor of Maryland agrees with that assessment is remarkable indeed. Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert L. Ehrlich this week made clear his support of sensible laws that target those who actually commit crimes — not third... (

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