3/19/2014

Multiple victim public shooting in Turkey: "7 Shot Dead in Turkey After Fired Worker Takes Hostages"

From NBC News:
Seven people were shot dead in Turkey on Wednesday after a man returned to his office after being fired and took his colleagues hostage, local news agencies reported. 
The man turned the gun on himself during the incident at the Turkish Statistical Institute in the eastern province of Kars, officials told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency and others. 
"Someone who was dismissed from his job ran amok and killed six people, before committing suicide," Kars Governor Eyup Tepe said in a statement reported by the Dogan News Agency. . . . 
the hostages were killed before the units arrived at the scene, the Dogan News Agency reported . . . .
Turkey already has strict gun control laws.
In Turkey, only licensed gun owners may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition. Applicants for a gun owner’s license in Turkey are required to prove genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example, hunting, target shooting, collection, personal protection, security. The minimum age for gun ownership in Turkey is 21 years.  An applicant for a firearm license in Turkey must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental, domestic violence, medical, and addiction records.  In Turkey gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm license every five years.

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