Australian Police Seize Gang Guns in Sting to End Gun-War Escalation

Australian Police Seize Gang Guns in Sting to End Gun-War Escalation
SYDNEY – Sydney’s simmering war with gun-crime and gangland warfare hit a boiling point on Monday after Australian police launched a synchronized operation across the city targeting the new kind of organized violence. Police seized drugs, weapons and cash, arresting 13 men after executing a number of search warrants in Sydney’s southwest, on the back of an 18-month joint investigation by local police and the NSW Crime Commission. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew… [Xinhua, via GunPolicy.org]

US Navy Yard Shooter Known for Past Gun-Related Issues
A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman. Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage at Washington Navy Yard. Eight others were injured in the attack, which began at around 8:20 local time (12:20 GMT) on Monday. US President Barack Obama ordered flags be lowered to half mast at the White House and on Capitol Hill. He said he… [BBC News, via GunPolicy.org]

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