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January 7, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / REBECCA BARGER
Police Commissioner Richard Neal held aloft at a news conference yesterday one of the 516 firearms surrendered during the city's 34-day gun moratorium, which ended Sunday. Neal said of one weapon - a Tec-9 semiautomatic machine pistol - that "it does nothing but kill people. " Those who turned in weapons received $25. "This is not going to stop all violence in the city of Philadelphia, but it will impact," said James Mills, executive director of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network.
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March 21, 2002 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. and Barbara Boyer INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with carrying a TEC-9 assault pistol into the same Germantown charter school where a police officer's gun discharged during a show-and-tell last month, grazing a student in the face. The latest incident involving a gun at Imani Education Circle Charter School, 100 W. Chelten Ave., occurred Monday, when a 13-year-old student went into a bathroom and spotted the 14-year-old at a sink with the large handgun, police said yesterday. The 13-year-old reported the sighting to a teacher, who alerted a vice principal.
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March 23, 1999 | By Dwight Ott, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Milton Milan's former bodyguard, Pierre Robinson, pleaded guilty yesterday to the illegal sale of a firearm that ended up in the hands of the alleged head of one of Camden's largest drug rings. Robinson, 44, a former detective who resigned from the Camden Police Department in November after 13 years on the job, pleaded guilty to one count of selling a Tec-9 assault weapon and one count of selling a 15-to-30-round magazine for the gun. The purchaser, he said, was Jose Luis Rivera, an East Camden businessman who was indicted 13 months ago on drug charges and is behind bars awaiting trial.
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June 3, 1993 | by Don Russell, Daily News Staff Writer
How much of a threat are assault weapons in Philadelphia? Compared with handguns, not much at all. Just 252 of the more than 50,000 weapons confiscated by the Philadelphia Police Department in the past 10 years were firearms that would be banned in the city under Bill 508. The bill, which prohibits the sale and possession of about 50 brands of assault weapons, was scheduled to be considered by City Council today at 10 a.m. ...
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September 27, 2011 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
THE FBI might soon become involved with a long-running investigation into the Police Department's Firearms Identification Unit (FIU). Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said he sent a letter to the FBI earlier this month to see if a federal criminal probe needs to be launched over the alleged actions of Officer Anthony Magsam. The Daily News reported last month that numerous police sources said Magsam had allegedly stolen parts from two automatic weapons when he worked in the FIU in 2009.
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December 29, 2011 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
FIRING A gun in the air is stupid. Pointing it at the cops is deadly. A 30-year-old man learned that lesson late Tuesday night in North Philadelphia, when he decided to pop off some rounds from a high-capacity 9 mm pistol, police said. When 22nd District officers responded to Berks Street near 20th about 11:30 p.m. and ordered the man to drop the gun, he aimed it at them instead, said police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers. One officer fired two shots from his .45-caliber Glock, striking the man in the head and killing him. "It's around New Year's.
NEWS
August 1, 1996 | by Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services and the New York Daily News contributed to this report
It's a big day for paranoid famous people getting caught with their pants down. The biggest of them - literally - is rapper Notorious B.I.G., or Biggie Smalls, if you like, who was arrested this week when cops reportedly found guns and drugs in his Teaneck, N.J., townhouse. Police knocked on the rapper's door to have him move a car parked illegally outside. (In posh North Jersey, they ask you nicely first.) They said they smelled marijuana, and, when they entered Biggie's house, found a Tec-9 pistol with a 30-round clip, two guns fitted with infrared laser-targeting devices and a revolver, all with serial numbers removed.
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December 17, 1992 | by Edward Moran and Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writers Staff writers Leigh Jackson and Joe O'Dowd contributed to this report
The rumors had been circulating all week at Simon Gratz High School that somebody was carrying heavy firepower, police said. And that is exactly what police said they found in a 15-year-old girl's locker yesterday - a Tec-9 automatic 9mm machine pistol loaded with 32 ready- to-kill bullets. Police said there had been problems between some of the students all week in or near the school, 18th Street and Hunting Park Avenue, and that shortly before 1 p.m. yesterday, a student told a Philadelphia cop assigned to the school that someone had just put a gun in a locker, police said.
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September 29, 2011 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
ANTHONY MAGSAM had a decision to make. He opened his front door early yesterday in Northeast Philly and found a group of SWAT cops standing there, search warrant in hand. He decided to cooperate. Magsam, a veteran police officer who's at the center of an ongoing investigation into the Police Department's Firearms Identification Unit, or FIU, let the cops inside and went quietly to Internal Affairs for questioning, said Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. The SWAT officers removed 51 firearms from Magsam's house, on Tyson Avenue near Loretto Avenue.
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March 5, 1993 | By Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Dwight Ott contributed to this article
Gov. Florio and his state and local allies staged an all-out offensive yesterday in support of the state's assault weapons ban, making campaign-style stopovers in Cherry Hill and Camden. Florio, in a news conference at the Cherry Hill Municipal Building, asked the public's help in urging the state Senate to uphold the gun measure. He also called on senators to provide notice of their vote on the ban. Earlier, New Jersey's health commissioner and two state senators were pushing similar themes in Camden as legislators across the state were again deluged by calls for and against the ban and the National Rifle Association ran radio ads in favor of repeal.
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December 29, 2011 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
FIRING A gun in the air is stupid. Pointing it at the cops is deadly. A 30-year-old man learned that lesson late Tuesday night in North Philadelphia, when he decided to pop off some rounds from a high-capacity 9 mm pistol, police said. When 22nd District officers responded to Berks Street near 20th about 11:30 p.m. and ordered the man to drop the gun, he aimed it at them instead, said police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers. One officer fired two shots from his .45-caliber Glock, striking the man in the head and killing him. "It's around New Year's.
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September 29, 2011 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
ANTHONY MAGSAM had a decision to make. He opened his front door early yesterday in Northeast Philly and found a group of SWAT cops standing there, search warrant in hand. He decided to cooperate. Magsam, a veteran police officer who's at the center of an ongoing investigation into the Police Department's Firearms Identification Unit, or FIU, let the cops inside and went quietly to Internal Affairs for questioning, said Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. The SWAT officers removed 51 firearms from Magsam's house, on Tyson Avenue near Loretto Avenue.
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September 27, 2011 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
THE FBI might soon become involved with a long-running investigation into the Police Department's Firearms Identification Unit (FIU). Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said he sent a letter to the FBI earlier this month to see if a federal criminal probe needs to be launched over the alleged actions of Officer Anthony Magsam. The Daily News reported last month that numerous police sources said Magsam had allegedly stolen parts from two automatic weapons when he worked in the FIU in 2009.
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December 19, 2010 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
To police and prosecutors, they were all good gun pinches. In one case, police spotted two men in a car prowling a West Philadelphia neighborhood - both wearing bandannas masking their faces up to their noses. After officers got the men out of their Pontiac, they found two handguns under the front seat. In another, officers in Kensington tackled a man who pulled a handgun after they moved in to break up a suspected drug-sales operation. Police recovered a .45-caliber handgun. In a third, a North Philadelphia man dumped two guns as he ran from police.
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July 17, 2010 | By JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
The shooting Thursday night of a police officer in Kensington reverberated with some frightening similarities to the 2008 shooting of Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski. Three men in a vehicle. A powerful weapon - more than one, in this case. A cop shot. Luckily, in this instance, Officer Kevin Livewell, 30, is doing well and is expected to recover from the wound to his right leg. Police yesterday displayed the types of deadly, "state-of-the-art" weapons - four assault-type rifles and four handguns - found in a white van and in the streets in the area of Water Street near Indiana Avenue, where Livewell was shot about 8:30 p.m. They also asked for the public's help in finding the two men who fled the van. One was wearing a dark blue shirt and dark shorts, and the other a white tank top, said Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross.
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August 12, 2008 | By Allison Steele and Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The uncle of the 4-year-old killed last week in Camden has been arrested on charges he was one of two men involved in the shoot-out that left the boy dead. Authorities yesterday said Martin Pierce, 19, got into a gun battle with Donald Benjamin Lindsey on Aug. 4. Pierce's nephew, Brandon Thompson, was playing nearby and was caught in the crossfire. Brandon was buried yesterday after funeral services in Pennsauken. Investigators believe Pierce and Lindsey had been feuding for weeks before the dispute erupted in gunfire.
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August 7, 2008 | By Troy Graham and Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
After his arrest, Donald Benjamin Lindsey admitted to police he fired numerous rounds from a Tec-9 pistol in a shoot-out on a crowded Camden street earlier this week, prosecutors said. One of those rounds, prosecutors said, struck 4-year-old Brandon Thompson in the head, instantly killing the boy as he ran toward his mother. Lindsey, charged with murder, made his first appearance in Superior Court yesterday, as a judge set a $1 million bail. Judge Thomas Brown asked Lindsey if he had anything to say about the bail amount.
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January 3, 2007 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police recovered nine handguns, including a Tec-9 pistol, at the Overbrook house where a man was killed during a shoot-out early New Year's Day, authorities said yesterday. Five Philadelphia police officers who fired during the gun battle have been placed on administrative duty and will undergo retraining at the department range before returning to street duty. The District Attorney's Office, as is standard, is investigating the shooting. The Internal Affairs Unit is investigating as well.
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May 19, 2003 | By Lee Gaillard
Jesse James and Al Capone may trigger memories of dangerous days in an earlier America. Forget it. Today, nationwide, we've got killer kids: Last October in Pennsylvania, a 12-year-old removed a rifle from his father's gun cabinet and shot his mother in the face. In 2001, a 15-year-old opened fire with a long-barreled handgun, killing two students and wounding 13 at Santana High School near San Diego. And then there's 1999 and the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado.
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July 17, 2002 | By DONNA DEES-THOMASES
IT IS three years since two high school students killed 13 schoolmates and teachers at Columbine High School, and two months since another teen-ager shot and killed 17 people, including a policeman, in his high school in Erfurt, Germany. That's enough time for the survivors of these tragedies, shaken government officials, and a saddened public to consider two essential questions: "Why did this happen?" and "What have we done to ensure it will never happen again?" The Columbine killing spree was made possible by lax gun purchase laws that prevented law enforcement officers from keeping illegal weapons out of the hands of troubled teens.
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