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Expert can't confirm rusty gun's link to killings

Tests were 'inconclusive' as to whether the gun retrieved from the Tsim Sha Tsui shoot-out scene last year was used in two killings in 2001, the Coroner's Court was told yesterday.

Saturday, 24 March, 2007, 12:00am

Gun fanatic jailed over 58 bullets he 'forgot' to surrender

A former gun enthusiast has been jailed for nine months for failing to renew his firearms licence when it expired three years ago.

In sentencing, District Court Judge Bernard Whaley yesterday said that Danny Go Chi-kwong, 40, did not completely forget about the 58 rounds of live ammunition he kept in the flat of his brother-in-law after his licence expired in 2002.

9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Gunslingers' paradise

Two weeks ago, two young men and their bodyguards had a 10-minute gunbattle in a parking lot in the heart of the city. Although several cars were shot up and police recovered at least 60 spent shells for assault rifles and pistols, no witness has come forward.

1 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Being a man and biting the bullet

WHAT can you get for the man who has everything, in a backwater place like Saipan that you cannot obtain in Japan? The answer: a gun with real bullets.

That is the niche market someone has discovered. Billboards everywhere advertise 'Real Bullet Shooting' in Japanese.

28 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Gun Law

Gun law - Policewomen (from left) Shirley Ho Sui-yin, Ruby Yue King-pui and Maggie Lam Suet-ping are ready for anything after being trained how to handle the force's most lethal weapon, the MP5 sub-machine gun.

1 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Arms trade thrives despite crackdown on illegal guns

More than 560,000 illegal guns have been confiscated so far during the Strike Hard crackdown on crime, but the illicit trade in firearms is still thriving, according to government statistics.

The seizure amounted to nearly one-fifth of all civilian guns - a total of 2.8 million - registered in the country.

17 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Firearm fine

Taiwan businessman Lu Chun-an, 41, who accidentally tried to carry a pistol out of the territory after he forgot to take it out of his luggage, was fined $5,000 in the District Court for possessing a firearm and ammunition without a licence.

30 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Reduced firepower 'puts police at risk'

MARINE Police launches will be less effective and officers exposed to a greater risk if plans to reduce firepower on board vessels are implemented, according to police sources.

Marine Police have begun changing the arsenal they carry on each of its patrolcraft as part of a wide-ranging review of firepower understood to advocate an overall reduction in arms.

8 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Early victory claimed as 120,000 weapons seized

CHINA yesterday claimed an early victory in its nationwide gun control drive, saying police had seized 120,000 illegal firearms in just 30 days.

The official Workers' Daily, citing statistics from half of China's provinces and major cities, said a month-long 'concentration of police might' had smashed 184 'gun-running cartels' and yielded a huge arsenal of firearms.

4 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Firearm control

GUN-CONTROL is too important to be left to the enthusiastic amateur. But leaving it to the professionals is worse. Handing responsibility for licensing to the potential victims may be the answer.

6 Apr 1994 - 12:00am