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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | June 21, 1993
The Baltimore County Police Department has escalated its war against criminals by switching to a new 9 mm bullet that mushrooms on impact, exposing razor-sharp claws designed to cause extensive bodily damage.The county police department is the first in the state and one of approximately 100 nationwide to use Black Talon bullets manufactured by the Winchester Ammunition Co.E. Jay Miller, a county police spokesman, said the department began switching to the Black Talon in April and by year's end, all of its officers will be armed with the new ammunition.
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May 8, 1995
Thank YouOn behalf of numerous frustrated and disenchanted citizens, thank you for the wonderfully articulate editorial, ''Appeal the Bereano Sentence'' (April 26).The judicial-legislature-lobbyist triad obviously doesn't get it yet but we, the voters, do. To have The Sun in our corner is heartening. Thank you for your stand.Chris ScovillKingsvilleGuns and UsI would like to respond to several opinion commentaries published in the April 27 edition of The Sun.Several incorrect and misleading statements were made in the article "Retain the Ban on Assault Guns!"
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer Staff writer Ed Brandt contributed to this article | June 22, 1993
Baltimore County police yesterday said the department's switch to destructive "Black Talon" bullets was a routine equipment upgrade -- not an attempt to escalate the arms race in the war on crime."
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By New York Times News Service | November 23, 1993
The manufacturer of the hollow-point pistol rounds designed to do a greater physical damage than ordinary ammunition announced yesterday that it was the withdrawing the cartridges from sale to the general market.The decision by the manufacturer, Winchester Ammunition, to withdraw the Black Talon cartridges comes just 2 1/2 weeks after some lawmakers proposed banning them. One threatened to impose a 10,000 percent tax on the sale of the exotic ammunition as one way of helping to finance health care reform.
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By New York Times News Service | November 23, 1993
The manufacturer of the hollow-point pistol rounds designed to do a greater physical damage than ordinary ammunition announced yesterday that it was the withdrawing the cartridges from sale to the general market.The decision by the manufacturer, Winchester Ammunition, to withdraw the Black Talon cartridges comes just 2 1/2 weeks after some lawmakers proposed banning them. One threatened to impose a 10,000 percent tax on the sale of the exotic ammunition as one way of helping to finance health care reform.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer Staff writer Ed Brandt contributed to this article | June 22, 1993
Baltimore County police said yesterday that the department's switch to destructive "Black Talon" bullets was a routine equipment upgrade -- not an attempt to escalate the arms race in the war on crime."
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By Roger Twigg and Michael James and Roger Twigg and Michael James,Staff Writers | July 30, 1993
Baltimore police raided a murder suspect's home Tuesday and seized two grams of cocaine, five large-caliber handguns, a bulletproof vest and a cache of ammunition that included Black Talon bullets.Karl Ollis Locke, 20, was arrested when police went to the house in the 3100 block of Parkington Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.Police said Mr. Locke also lists an address in the 2500 block of Steele Road.Also confiscated was $30,800 in cash, a $7,100 money order, and a 1991 Acura Legend automobile, police said.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer Staff writer Ed Brandt contributed to this article | June 22, 1993
Baltimore County police said yesterday that the department's switch to destructive "Black Talon" bullets was a routine equipment upgrade -- not an attempt to escalate the arms race in the war on crime."
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May 8, 1995
Thank YouOn behalf of numerous frustrated and disenchanted citizens, thank you for the wonderfully articulate editorial, ''Appeal the Bereano Sentence'' (April 26).The judicial-legislature-lobbyist triad obviously doesn't get it yet but we, the voters, do. To have The Sun in our corner is heartening. Thank you for your stand.Chris ScovillKingsvilleGuns and UsI would like to respond to several opinion commentaries published in the April 27 edition of The Sun.Several incorrect and misleading statements were made in the article "Retain the Ban on Assault Guns!"
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July 8, 1993
Abortion fund is better used for educationI read with interest your article on the ban on Medicaid abortions ("Congress votes 255-178 to maintain 16-year ban on abortions," July 1.)The pro-choice faction is upset with the unsuccessful attempt to repeal the Hyde amendment in the House, which would have lifted the ban on federally funded abortions.As a female and a registered Democrat, I cannot say that I'm upset. I work hard and do not want my dollars used to support a "procedure" that I find sickening and cannot condone.
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By Roger Twigg and Michael James and Roger Twigg and Michael James,Staff Writers | July 30, 1993
Baltimore police raided a murder suspect's home Tuesday and seized two grams of cocaine, five large-caliber handguns, a bulletproof vest and a cache of ammunition that included Black Talon bullets.Karl Ollis Locke, 20, was arrested when police went to the house in the 3100 block of Parkington Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.Police said Mr. Locke also lists an address in the 2500 block of Steele Road.Also confiscated was $30,800 in cash, a $7,100 money order, and a 1991 Acura Legend automobile, police said.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer Staff writer Ed Brandt contributed to this article | June 22, 1993
Baltimore County police yesterday said the department's switch to destructive "Black Talon" bullets was a routine equipment upgrade -- not an attempt to escalate the arms race in the war on crime."
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer Staff writer Ed Brandt contributed to this article | June 22, 1993
Baltimore County police said yesterday that the department's switch to destructive "Black Talon" bullets was a routine equipment upgrade -- not an attempt to escalate the arms race in the war on crime."
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer Staff writer Ed Brandt contributed to this article | June 22, 1993
Baltimore County police said yesterday that the department's switch to destructive "Black Talon" bullets was a routine equipment upgrade -- not an attempt to escalate the arms race in the war on crime."
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | June 21, 1993
The Baltimore County Police Department has escalated its war against criminals by switching to a new 9 mm bullet that mushrooms on impact, exposing razor-sharp claws designed to cause extensive bodily damage.The county police department is the first in the state and one of approximately 100 nationwide to use Black Talon bullets manufactured by the Winchester Ammunition Co.E. Jay Miller, a county police spokesman, said the department began switching to the Black Talon in April and by year's end, all of its officers will be armed with the new ammunition.
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By John Fairhall and John Fairhall,Washington Bureau | November 4, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Demanding action to stop the country's epidemic of violence, a powerful Senate chairman declared yesterday that his panel would make handgun control an integral part of health care reform by drastically increasing the tax on bullets.Finance Committee Chairman Daniel Patrick Moynihan said the panel would build into health reform legislation such a huge increase in ammunition taxes that the most destructive types of bullets would effectively be taxed "out of existence."The New York Democrat introduced a measure yesterday -- which he would incorporate into a health care reform bill later on -- that would impose a 100-fold increase in the tax on certain bullets and a 50 percent tax on all other handgun ammunition, with the exception of .22 caliber rimfire bullets used in target shooting.
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June 22, 1993
Baltimore County police are chagrined by news reports that the department has adopted a new bullet for officers' service pistols that critics say will inflict horrific wounds on its victims. The police say that is exactly what bullets are supposed to do -- this one just does it better.In April the department began switching to a 9mm bullet manufactured by the Winchester Ammunition Co. called the Black Talon. The bullet is designed to expand rapidly upon hitting its target, causing extensive damage to flesh and internal organs and creating a gaping wound channel and massive internal bleeding.
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