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April 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
The United States has by far the highest rate of gun deaths--encompassing murders, suicides and accidents--among the world's 36 richest nations, the first comprehensive international look at gun-related deaths found. The U.S. rate for gun deaths in 1994 was 14.24 per 100,000 people. Japan had the lowest rate, at 0.05 per 100,000. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was published Thursday in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
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December 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
Major workplace shootings before Tuesday's killing of seven people at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield, Mass.: * March 20: Fired employee Robert Harris, 28, fatally shoots five people at a Dallas-area carwash. He is sentenced to death. * Dec. 30, 1999: Housekeeper Silvio Izquierdo-Leyva, 36, allegedly fatally shoots five co-workers at Tampa, Fla.'s Radisson Bay Harbor hotel. He pleads not guilty. * Nov. 2, 1999: Copier repairman Byran Uyesugi, 40, fatally shoots seven people at the Xerox Corp.
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NEWS
June 14, 1990 | PATRICK MOTT
Officially, the cause of Christian Wiedepuhl's death was a .38-caliber bullet in his brain. It was fired at point-blank range by another 17-year-old boy who was examining his parents' pistol in an upstairs room of the parents' Anaheim Hills home on the afternoon of May 24. The slug struck Christian Wiedepuhl above the right eye.
NEWS
October 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The number of gunshot wounds from all types of crime fell 39% from 1993 through 1997, the Justice Department reported. The report by the department's Bureau of Justice Statistics expanded on the widely publicized decline in gun homicides during the mid-1990s. That trend has been attributed to a drop in crack cocaine wars, the focus on illegal guns by big-city police, the aging of baby boomers past crime-prone years and longer prison sentences for violent criminals.
NEWS
May 3, 1998 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amy Locicero last wore her teal satin pumps in 1992, as a bridesmaid at her best friend's wedding. The following year, the 27-year-old interior designer became one of Colin Ferguson's victims in the Long Island Railroad massacre. On Saturday, Locicero's parents dusted off their daughter's size 7 shoes and carried them first to Connecticut, to Sturm, Ruger & Co., which manufactured the 9-millimeter handgun wielded by Ferguson.
NEWS
September 18, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The murderous rampage this week at a Texas Baptist church exemplified rising hostility toward Christians in America and abroad--and an inexplicable reluctance to recognize the shooting as a religious hate crime, national evangelical leaders said Friday. From Jerry Falwell to Pat Robertson, James Dobson and D. James Kennedy, conservative Christian leaders uniformly decried what they called a double standard in treating Christian victims of violence.
NEWS
January 28, 2000 | CHRISTINE FREY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Urging Congress to enact stricter gun control laws, several big-city mayors Thursday unveiled a memorial to victims of gun violence containing the names of more than 3,000 men, women and children who were among those fatally shot in 1999 after the slayings last April at Colorado's Columbine High School. The memorial--a stark black wall more than 10 feet high and 45 feet long--lists victims of fatal gun shootings in 89 cities across the country between April 20 and Dec. 31 of last year.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Spurred by sniper attacks on Greyhound buses across the nation, officials in Florida and Ohio said they will use state police to keep watch on the vehicles during the strike by Greyhound's drivers. Greyhound, which was struck by 9,000 employees over a contract dispute two weeks ago, is operating on a reduced schedule using replacement drivers and union members willing to cross picket lines.
NEWS
May 21, 1999 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to the recent spate of school shootings, the Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would impose new gun control measures for the first time in five years, try to curb depictions of violence in the entertainment industry and take other steps to crack down on youth violence.
NEWS
May 19, 1999 | From Associated Press
Students who lived through well-known incidents of school violence spoke in quiet, nervous tones Tuesday of shootings and bomb threats that left them scared and feeling helpless, and they urged House lawmakers to work to prevent such tragedies. The teenagers made several suggestions to a House subcommittee, ranging from more parental involvement to more opportunities for troubled students to get counseling.
NEWS
January 28, 2000 | CHRISTINE FREY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Urging Congress to enact stricter gun control laws, several big-city mayors Thursday unveiled a memorial to victims of gun violence containing the names of more than 3,000 men, women and children who were among those fatally shot in 1999 after the slayings last April at Colorado's Columbine High School. The memorial--a stark black wall more than 10 feet high and 45 feet long--lists victims of fatal gun shootings in 89 cities across the country between April 20 and Dec. 31 of last year.
NEWS
September 18, 1999 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A church. A high school. A day-care center. A hospital. A stock brokerage office. If there is any thread linking the recent wave of mass shootings in America, it is that they have taken place in public spaces, areas long thought to be immune from the violence that typically erupts behind closed doors, or at least out of public view.
NEWS
September 18, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The murderous rampage this week at a Texas Baptist church exemplified rising hostility toward Christians in America and abroad--and an inexplicable reluctance to recognize the shooting as a religious hate crime, national evangelical leaders said Friday. From Jerry Falwell to Pat Robertson, James Dobson and D. James Kennedy, conservative Christian leaders uniformly decried what they called a double standard in treating Christian victims of violence.
NEWS
May 21, 1999 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to the recent spate of school shootings, the Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would impose new gun control measures for the first time in five years, try to curb depictions of violence in the entertainment industry and take other steps to crack down on youth violence.
NEWS
May 19, 1999 | From Associated Press
Students who lived through well-known incidents of school violence spoke in quiet, nervous tones Tuesday of shootings and bomb threats that left them scared and feeling helpless, and they urged House lawmakers to work to prevent such tragedies. The teenagers made several suggestions to a House subcommittee, ranging from more parental involvement to more opportunities for troubled students to get counseling.
NEWS
May 3, 1998 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amy Locicero last wore her teal satin pumps in 1992, as a bridesmaid at her best friend's wedding. The following year, the 27-year-old interior designer became one of Colin Ferguson's victims in the Long Island Railroad massacre. On Saturday, Locicero's parents dusted off their daughter's size 7 shoes and carried them first to Connecticut, to Sturm, Ruger & Co., which manufactured the 9-millimeter handgun wielded by Ferguson.
NEWS
February 2, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A survey published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that 87% of surgeons and 94% of internists across the country believe that it's time to consider gunshot wounds a public health epidemic--akin to AIDS, alcoholism and tobacco use. Doctors should play a more active role in trying to prevent the injuries, an accompanying position paper says, whether it's supporting more stringent gun-control legislation or simply taking time to counsel patients.
NEWS
September 16, 1987 | GARRY ABRAMS, Times Staff Writer
"I said to myself, 'Turn your head. He's going to shoot you, you know.' And then I thought, 'No.' I wanted to see if it's going to come. I wanted to see my life flash before me, like they say happens before you die or whatever." In the space of a gunshot, she became a statistic. And a puzzling one at that.
NEWS
April 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
The United States has by far the highest rate of gun deaths--encompassing murders, suicides and accidents--among the world's 36 richest nations, the first comprehensive international look at gun-related deaths found. The U.S. rate for gun deaths in 1994 was 14.24 per 100,000 people. Japan had the lowest rate, at 0.05 per 100,000. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was published Thursday in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
NEWS
March 26, 1998 | TERENCE MONMANEY and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Struggling to shed light on the schoolyard killings in Arkansas--the latest of three such incidents in the last five months--social scientists, physicians and policy experts Wednesday cited factors from ready access to guns to the specter of a new type of student-criminal: the "fledgling psychopath." Experts also laid the burden of blame on a popular culture that often glorifies violence as a way of solving personal problems.
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