Re: Gun Stuff

E. Shaun Russell (
Tue, 6 Jan 1998 09:45:22 -0800

Mark wrote:
>I haven't seen any local news coverage yet, but according to the
>Canadian papers a prisoner was shot dead in the Maze in Ireland a few
>days ago. The Maze is probably the most secure prison in the United
>Kingdom, as it's where Irish terrorists are locked up. If prisoners
>can still acquire guns despite that security, what hope is there for
>disarming criminals in the general population?

Actually, for what it's worth, the person in question (his name
escapes me at the moment) was shot from outside the prison. Apparently he
was walking in the chain-linked outdoor portion of the prison yard when he
was killed. However, the fact that a long-time assassination target such
as he was given *any* exposure to the outside world defies easy
explanation. Perhaps the Irish government wanted him to be killed.

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