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Gun Policy News, 7 April 2011


7 April 2011

Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A gunman roamed the halls of an elementary school in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and killed 11 children, lining them up against a wall and shooting them in the head at point-blank range as he shouted, "I'm going to kill you all!" It was the worst school shooting in Brazil and would have been deadlier if the gunman had not been shot in the legs by a police officer, who said the man then fell down some stairs and shot himself in the head. Images... (

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United Kingdom

7 April 2011

BBC News

Almost 800 guns were reported stolen in the eastern region over the past two years, figures have revealed. In Essex alone, gun owners reported 98 firearms stolen in one year, 32 of them shotguns. Police released the figures to BBC Look East following a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Police say there is very little evidence linking stolen licensed guns to crime but there is evidence that some guns are stolen to order. [Video follows in the... (

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United States

7 April 2011

WRCB-TV News (Tennessee)

CHATTANOOGA - Eyewitness News has learned the gun used to kill Sergeant Tim Chapin may have been purchased at a gun show days before his death. Channel 3 has confirmed an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is underway. Acting on a tip, Channel 3 contacted R.K. Shows Inc., a traveling gun and knife show. Its owner confirms he is cooperating with the ATF as they investigate whether 25-year-old Jesse Mathews purchased a firearm at,... (

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