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Gun Policy News, 10 April 2011


10 April 2011

Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio de Janeiro's Civil Police announced Saturday the arrest of two men accused of selling a revolver to the perpetrator of last Thursday's massacre at a school, in which 12 children were killed and another 12 were wounded. Charleston Souza de Lucena, 38, and Izaias de Souza, 48, were arrested before dawn Saturday, accused of selling a 32 caliber revolver to Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, the killer who committed suicide when surrounded by... (

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10 April 2011


A gunman's deadly rampage through a shopping mall was met on Sunday with disbelief by residents of a quiet Dutch town who once thought such carnage couldn't happen in their country. Dressed in camouflage trousers and a bomber jacket, Tristan van der Vlis opened fire in a parking lot on Saturday and walked calmly into Ridderhof mall, where he killed five people, most of them elderly. He wounded 17 others, one of whom died later. The 24-year-old gun club member then... (

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United States

10 April 2011

Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Indiana — Police say a man who'd been drinking accidentally fired his .45 caliber handgun at a gun and knife show inside the Evansville National Guard Armory, slightly injuring a 72-year-old man and 16-year-old boy. It happened Saturday at the Tri-State Gun and Knife Show. The Evansville Courier & Press says 30-year-old Joshua Wilkinson of Boonville is charged with criminal recklessness. Police say he removed a round from the gun and applied a flex tie... (

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United States

10 April 2011

North Country Gazette (New York)

SANDUSKY, OHIO — The former chief of police for Perkins Township, Ohio will spend the next year in federal prison, guilty of selling the town's guns received under a federal grant and keeping the money. Timothy McClung, 47, of Sandusky, Ohio, had last year to all three counts of an indictment, which charged him with one count of theft concerning programs receiving federal funds and two counts of mail fraud. McClung was also ordered to serve three years supervised... (

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United States

10 April 2011

Christian Science Monitor

CHICAGO - It's highly likely that the identity of Illinois gun owners will continue to be protected from public disclosure. Legislation passed in the state House of Representatives Friday circumvents the efforts of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who is fighting to make the names and expiration dates of all state-issued firearm owner identification cards available through the state's Freedom of Information Act. Attorney General Madigan contends that citizens... (

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