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Gun Policy News, 30 January 2012

Australia

30 January 2012

Advertiser (Adelaide)

The black market for guns is thriving in SA, fuelled by the theft of up to 200 guns each year. Police figures show that a total of 1316 guns have been taken from homes, businesses and vehicles since 2004. Experts warn the thefts are the likely source of illegal firearm sales. Police say they recover a "substantial" number of guns annually but admit it can take many years to find them, with 64 of the firearms recovered last financial year reported stolen up to 15... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

30 January 2012

Monitor (Kampala)

In its efforts to curb the abundance and abuse of small and light weapons, the government has launched a new policy on firearms and ammunition. The policy calls for a new legal regime to oversee the acquisition, use and storage of firearms. The policy was unveiled last week by the Uganda National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons, a department in the Ministry of Internal Affairs that was created in 2003 to handle cases of illicit small arms. The policy... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,United States,Ghana,Nigeria

30 January 2012

Nation (Nigeria)

Members of the dreaded insurgent group, Boko Haram, armed robbers and hired assassins have done great havoc with guns acquired illegally. Where are they coming from? OLUKAYODE THOMAS and JOKE KUJENYA examine the sources of illegal arms into the country. The ruins are still visible on the police zonal headquatres in Kano. The offices of the State Security Service (SSS) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) testify to the Boko Haram bombing and armed assaults of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Algeria

30 January 2012

El Watan (Alger)

[Translated summary: Hundreds of owners of shotguns, which were confiscated in the early years of terrorism in Algeria, demand that their property be returned.] Les propriétaires des fusils de chasse confisqués au début des années du terrorisme, en 1993 dans la wilaya de Bouira, sont revenus, hier, à la charge, en organisant un sit-in suivi d'une marche. Plus de 400 personnes, dans la plupart des paysans, venues des quatre coins de la wilaya, se sont donné... (GunPolicy.org)

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