So now some demand for guns isbeing met by enterprising craftsmenwho convert toy and model pistols intoworking weapons -Koji Adachi, aninspector in the National Police Agency's safety division says that suchmaeshift weapons were used in 823reported crimes last year up from only23 incidents five years ago.
And even f the poice and miltayae pemitted to keep thei guns, wthlawabiding pvate citizens singledout fo disamament, the cimnaswould smply stea guns fom the polce and mitay They do it al thetime, both at home and aboad, asindcated by these few eamples:) Madame Pak Chung Hee, fstady of South Koea, was kied duingan ssassinaton attempt on he husband in 1974.
fo August26, 1974, evealed how the assassin, aJapanesebon Koean named Mun SeDwng, obtained hs weapon: Lastmonth, Mun stoe a Smith
Wessonevove fom a Japanese poice statio "b) On Decembe 27, 1974, the
epoted that aMihigan Cty, Indana, fam wifeand he daughte had been mudeedon the pevious night just minutes be-foe an escaped convict who held themhostage fo si hous suendeed" topoice offces The dispatch notedthat the convict had simply walkedaway fom the minimum secuityfam at the Indiana State ison andstoe a gun fom the pison foeman'shome ."
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(c) On July 6, 1974, a dispth inthe
epoted that aNtiona Guad amory in ComptonCalifonia, had been stipped of whatan FB agent descibed as enoughweapons to equip an Amy ombatcompany Authotes noted tht thestoen items ncluded es machineguns genade aunches, bayonetsbullets, gas masks, and genadesd) The
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fo Januay 1976 evealedthat 105 police offces wee slainwith thei own fieams" between 965 and 1974It has not even been possible to keepguns out of the hands of jailed convcts In 974, thee such felons at the Texas State ententiay at Huntsviletook ove the pson in a tagedy whiheventualy esulted in a numbe of