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Gun Policy News, 6 October 2002

United States

6 October 2002

New York Times

ROCKVILLE, Maryland — Detectives confirmed tonight that the sniper who has killed six people in the Washington suburbs ranged farther afield and wounded a woman in a Virginia shopping center parking lot. Ballistics tests confirmed that the woman, who was seriously wounded on Friday, was most likely shot by the same sort of high-powered hunting or military rifle used in the killing spree in the northern Washington suburbs earlier this week. Ammunition matches between... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 October 2002

New York Times

Making fun of Canada is such an all-American pastime that watching Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine" with a Canadian crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival last month felt like payback. Mr. Moore's latest gadfly documentary, opening in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, tackles America's love affair with guns and its egregious number of gun deaths — more than 11,000 annually — compared with that of other countries. The comparison he finds most... (GunPolicy.org)

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