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Gun Policy News, 7 December 2004


7 December 2004

Press Association (UK)

A father of four today admitted selling an Uzi 9mm machine gun to an undercover journalist after placing an advert on the internet. Michael David Patrick, 42, was filmed by a hidden camera handing over the illegal weapon to a Sky News reporter in the back of a van in May. The news organisation had contacted the former IT specialist, from Leicestershire, as part of an investigation after seeing his online advertisement for an air pistol, Leicester Crown Court... (

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7 December 2004

Chicago Sun-Times

A new federal law that allows off-duty and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons is a disaster waiting to happen because there is no national registry of retirees, no standardized ID and no law to shield Chicago and other municipalities from liability, aldermen were told Monday. "It is essentially a federal concealed-carry permit … There is substantial liability risk," said deputy corporation counsel Larry Rosenthal. "If someone comes here... (

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7 December 2004

BBC News

Every few years a crime happens that is so momentous it leaves an indelible mark on the whole nation. A BBC programme reconstructs the Hungerford Massacre and considers how it changed Britain. On 19 August 1987 a small village in Berkshire became the setting for what was then the biggest mass murder in British history. Heavily armed with a Kalashnikov, an automatic rifle and a Beretta pistol, Michael Ryan took to the streets of Hungerford firing at anyone in his... (

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7 December 2004

Canadian Press

MONTREAL — A frosty chill reminiscent of conditions 15 years ago greeted Montrealers on Monday as they solemnly gathered to remember 14 women who were gunned down in Canada's worst mass shooting. One by one, the names of the 14 victims were read aloud at around the same time that Marc Lepine began his hate-fuelled rampage at the University of Montreal's Ecole polytechnique engineering school on Dec. 6, 1989. "Dec. 6 is a day of commemoration to make men, women and... (

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7 December 2004

Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH — An attorney for the widow of a middle school teacher gunned down by a student argued before an appellate court Tuesday that the gun distributor was negligent in selling the cheap weapon and should be held liable. Attorney Edna Caruso said federal officials told Valor Corp. for years that its .25-caliber Raven handgun was frequently used in crimes and that the company had a legal responsibility to make the weapons safer. "Here we have a... (

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