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Gun Policy News, 11 April 2011

Netherlands

11 April 2011

Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The man who went on a shooting rampage in a suburban Dutch mall fired more than 100 rounds in a few minutes as he killed six shoppers before turning one of his weapons on himself, Dutch prosecutors said Monday. Tristan van der Vlis, 24, used three different guns during the shooting spree Saturday at the busy Ridderhof mall in the central city of Alphen aan den Rijn, prosecutors said in a statement after police had studied video images from mall... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

11 April 2011

Associated Press

LONDON, United Kingdom - A Royal Navy sailor appeared in court Monday, charged with murdering an officer and shooting at three other crewmen in a gun spree aboard a British nuclear-powered submarine. Able Seaman Ryan Donovan, 22, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the brief hearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court in southern England. Prosecutor Nick Hawkins said Donovan was accused of "the deliberate discharge of a SA80 rifle six times, aimed at... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

11 April 2011

Houston Chronicle (Texas)

Emblazoned on the red billboard truck that motored through downtown Houston last week was this number: 2,995 — a tally of the people believed slain with guns since the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that killed six people and wounded 13, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The truck started off in New York's Times Square and will traverse the U.S., keeping a running tab on gun deaths as part of an effort by 550 Mayors Against Illegal Guns to galvanize... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

11 April 2011

Guardian (UK)

The chief constable of Greater Manchester Police has said that the city has finally shrugged off its notorious Gunchester image thanks to their intensive efforts to combat gangs. Manchester has long sought to shed the awful label that made the city synonymous with gun crime due to a series of high profile murders. Statistics released today, and published by the Evening News newspaper, show the number of recorded gunshots is now at its lowest level since police started... (GunPolicy.org)

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Netherlands

11 April 2011

Irish Times (Dublin)

As the death toll from Saturday's shooting by a 24-year-old gunman in a Dutch shopping mall reached seven last night, a heated national debate was under way about how he had come to have legal permits for five weapons. "This will definitely be part of our investigation," said local prosecutor Kitty Nooy, as it emerged the gunman had had a number of previous run-ins with the police, including a weapons possession charge in 2003 when he was just 17. That charge was... (GunPolicy.org)

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