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Posted: 5/13/2003 4:00:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2003 4:02:56 AM EDT 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).

Philip

story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=387&ncid=387&e=2&u=/ibsys/20030512/lo_wews/1614599


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 4:08:16 AM EDT
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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