22 Ekim 2016 Cumartesi

Gun Control (or Lack Thereof) Edition

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 22 October 2016)

          Gun-shy in Rize, with good reason.

Rize Governor Erdoğan Bektaş participated in a local TV program
yesterday and asserted that he is very distressed by the gun situation
in the province, adding that he is sick and tired of hearing shots fired.

Bektaş opined that "there's no need for everyone to carry a gun in
Rize.  Kids shouldn't have to live with gun shot sounds.  For years
licenses haven't been issued for guns in Rize so those who can't get
guns in Rize show another province address.  They apply to the
governor's office there and get a license."

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        Rize'ites out for a mid-day stroll.

"We wanted to limit gun licenses by requiring a contribution but
people give the donation money without thinking twice. We're
giving the money to the Village Services  Union for roads and
school needs. I should be happy to get the money but I'm not.
There's no need for this many guns. We'll either raise the cost of
donations or do away with the whole program."

"We have to get away from all these guns.  Citizens carried the
day on 15 July (aborted coup date) without guns.  That's the
important thing.  It's a measure of civilization. The number of
gun licenses I issued in Manisa while governor was surpassed
in three months in Rize."  About 20,000 TL (about 7,000 USD)
has been received as donations in exchange for gun licenses in

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                                  Where's Rize?

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 22 October 2016)

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                Isn't the internet wonderful...

In Muratpaşa district of Antalya province, Ramazan Kabaağaç
bought a pump-action rifle over the internet for 350 TL (about
115 USD).  Yesterday, Kabaağaç received the gun by cargo
at 09:30 in the morning.  He then went to a market where
Ahmet Kahya (65) and his wife Münire were selling fruits and

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            Mayhem is just a click away.

Kabaağaç pointed the gun at Ahmet, pushed Münire out of the
line of fire, and shot him 3 times.  Ahmet died at the scene.
It turned out that Kabaağaç is a distant relative  of Kahya whom
he accused of sabotaging his wedding plans.  Kabaağaç has a
long police record and got out of jail 4 years ago (!).

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                 Antalya province

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