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Posted: 5/13/2003 3:00:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2003 3:02:56 AM EST by philipk]
I finally found a news story that listed the two weapons that the Case Western Reserve shooter used. The media was wrong as it wasn't a machine gun. However, one of them was a "assault weapon" and under Ohio law an automatic weapon (magazine larger than 30 rounds).



Although it was unclear what type of weapon Halder reportedly had on Friday, documents show it was a 9 mm Rugar, an easy to handle firearm and a favorite among security guards, Brooks said.

"The Rugar 9 mm is an excellent firearm," said Diane Donnett, a firearm expert. "It's a good target round, a good self-defense firearm."

Also used was the M-11, 9 mm Cobray. It is banned as part of the 1994 Crime Bill, meaning it's OK to own, but illegal to manufacture.

"The big draw in that firearm was that you could have a 32-round magazine in it and have 32 rounds in the gun," Donnett said.

The ammunition used were hollow-point bullets, designed for maximum amount of damage and minimal penetration.

Donnett said it's clear that the alleged gunman had little training. After a seven-hour standoff, Halder was arrested.

Norman Wallace, 30, a graduate student was killed. Two others were injured.

"If this gentleman had really known what he was doing, the fatalities would've been way up," she said.

Link Posted: 5/13/2003 3:08:16 AM EST
Notice that training would also be as dangerous as the "assualt weapon". Maybe, if this jerk did have some training, he never would have done this! Philip
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