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1997 Terror Act Forgotten - Palestinian Gunman shoots 7, kills self at Empire State Building
| February 24, 1997
Posted on 04/06/2002 11:07:15 PM PST by Spar
Edited on 04/29/2004 2:00:22 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A man opened fire Sunday on an observation deck of the Empire State Building, killing one person and wounding six before shooting himself in the head, authorities said.
The gunman, a 69-year-old Palestinian, was taken to a hospital where he died more than five hours later, according to New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's press office.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; US: New York
KEYWORDS: kamal; newyorkcity; terrorisim
How did this happen? Florida connection yet again. Giuliani asked the right questions then and got no good answers.
According to police, Kamal, a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, came to New York City on December 24, 1996 from Cairo. "It's mindboggling to most people that somebody can come in from a foreign country on a visitor's visa and buy a gun in the United States. ... He just shows up in Florida, gets a residence in a motel, walks in and walks out with a gun that could kill 14 people in 3 or 4 seconds. That's absurd," Giuliani said in a press conference Monday. By comparison, New York requires a finger-printing, a criminal and psychological record check, and -- for resident aliens -- a good conduct certificate. Immigrants must be residents for seven years before they're even eligible to buy a gun, Giuliani said.
posted on 04/06/2002 11:07:15 PM PST
To: Black Jade; seamole; vooch
posted on 04/06/2002 11:08:05 PM PST
CNN Never erases their archives, which is pretty cool.
posted on 04/06/2002 11:10:35 PM PST
How soon we forget. I remember now -- with this reminder. The Clinton years will haunt us for decades.
"War of the Worlds" panic alert.
posted on 04/06/2002 11:11:27 PM PST
How 'bout the Arab plot to blow up a Brooklyn subway? The murder on the Brooklyn Bridge approach ramp?
posted on 04/06/2002 11:17:02 PM PST
Let's not forget, Robert Kennedy was assasinated by a Palestinian in 1968 because of his pro-Israeli stance.
To: Friedrich Hayek
Some would say otherwise in regards to Robert Kennedy's killers.
posted on 04/06/2002 11:29:23 PM PST
Some would be wrong.
To: Friedrich Hayek
A Christian Palestinian, though, so people don't mention it as much.
posted on 04/06/2002 11:33:06 PM PST
A bigger question, why weren't the people on the Empire State Building armed to defend themselves?
To: In veno, veritas
It is almost impossible to get a concealed carry permit in New York City. Unless you are the Mayor's best friend or something similar, forget it. The rest of the state is a little better, but not much.
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