Where'd They Get Their Guns?
An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001
Date: November 2, 1999
Location: Xerox office, Honolulu, Hawaii
Alleged Shooter: Byran Uyesugi
People Killed: Seven
People Injured: None
Firearm(s): Glock Model 17 9mm pistol
Uyesugi entered a Xerox office building and shot seven coworkers. Uyesugi was an avid gun enthusiast. Police found a collection of 11 handguns, five rifles, and two shotguns at his house in addition to the pistol used in the shooting. Uyesugi was sentenced to a minimum of 235 years in prison for the shootings.
The gun used in the attack was legally purchased in 1989 and was registered in Hawaii. Uyesugi was subsequently denied a permit for another handgun after a 1993 incident in which he destroyed an elevator door and was arrested for criminal property damage.
All contents � 2001 Violence Policy Center
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