DC museum to display Texas sniperís rifle

The sniper rifle, a 6-mm. Remington, was used by Charles Whitman to kill 16 people and wound 32 others when he opened fire from atop the University of Texas clock tower in 1966. The firearm still displays Whitman's handwritten scope sightings on a piece of tape.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:10 PM

Charles Whitman, a 24-year-old student at the University of Texas, killed 16 people and wound 32 others from atop the University of Texas clock tower in 1966.

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas ó A Washington, D.C., museum will display the sniper rifle that sniper Charles Whitman used to kill 16 people and wound 32 others from atop the University of Texas clock tower in 1966.


In a Friday statement, the Crime Museum announced the 6-mm. Remington rifle still displays Whitmanís handwritten scope sightings on a piece of tape. The crime was among those that led to the creation of special police tactical units.

The 6-mm. Remington was used by Charles Whitman to terrorize the University of Texas when he opened fire from atop the campus clock tower in 1966.
CRIME MUSEUM, WASHINGTON DC

Museum operations chief Janine Vaccarello says the museum ďwanted to pay tribute to all the victims who lost their lives that day, while also recognizing all the police officers who continue to risk their lives on a daily basis.Ē

University of Texas spokesman Gary Susswein says the school hopes the massacre is not glorified in any way.

http://blog.tsa.gov/2014/12/tsa-week...-firearms.html