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New Zealand

15 April 2014

Dominion Post (Wellington)

An eight-year-old girl accidentally shot by her brother is in a stable condition in Hawke's Bay Hospital. The girl's 12-year-old brother shot her in the stomach with a low-powered slug gun near Wairoa around 4.45pm on Sunday. The girl suffered minor injuries and was flown to the hospital by the Lowe Corporation rescue helicopter. Wairoa police senior sergeant Tony Bates said the pellet lodged deep within the girl's abdomen. He said the circumstances were still being... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

13 April 2014

Telegraph (UK)

The song blasts from two speakers placed either side of a beige canopy: "Guns, whether Remingtons and Glocks / Come on man it ain't like I'm a slingin' 'em on the block / I'm gonna tell you once, and listen son / As long as I'm alive and breathing, You won't take my guns." Under the canopy is a table full of T-shirts and baseball caps embossed with the words "Open Carry Texas". And gathered around that are a handful of people with AK-47 or AR-15 semi-automatic rifles... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

13 April 2014

Examiner (USA)

Gun ownership laws are a heated topic across the United States due to the constitutional issues involved. From a public health perspective it is however clear that guns are dangerous. With guns, suicide becomes the biggest problem, reports MedPage Today on April 11, 2014. In fact every single day 88 people die from a firearm associated injury and about two-thirds of those deaths are due to suicides. Researchers have reported a very high proportion of gun associated... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

10 April 2014

Washington Post

With last month's controversy over Vivek Murthy's nomination for surgeon general still fresh, the nation's second-largest physicians group reaffirmed Thursday that it considers firearm violence a public health issue and issued a wide-ranging set of recommendations to address the deaths and injuries caused by guns. The timing appears to be coincidental. But like Murthy — whose nomination was blocked in large part by a National Rifle Association offensive over his... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Italy,United Kingdom,Japan,South Korea,Bahrain,Germany

9 April 2014

Stars and Stripes (USA)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Strict gun laws in foreign countries mean many in America's overseas military communities feel safer than they would at home, although they're divided over whether tougher rules would reduce gun violence in the U.S. "For the most part, I feel safer over here because we're not allowed to bring guns," Sgt. Roseann Baena, a 26-year-old soldier assigned to Europe Regional Dental Command in Sembach, Germany, said Tuesday. Her comment was typical... (GunPolicy.org)

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European Union,Indonesia

5 April 2014

Jakarta Post

Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Gen. Moeldoko on Friday offered an apology in light of the shooting of a Nasdem Party campaign post in North Aceh regency on Feb. 16, which involved the use of a TNI-issued weapon. The two local political party supporters suspected of the crime have since been apprehended, but the results of a ballistics examination revealed that the weapon used belonged to a soldier. "I would like to be honest about it and apologize for the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

3 April 2014

Washington Post

An Iraq war veteran who was grappling with mental health issues opened fire at Fort Hood, Tex., in an attack that left four people dead and 16 wounded Wednesday afternoon, according to preliminary law enforcement and military reports. The gunfire sent tremors of fear across a sprawling Army post still reeling from one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. Many basic details about the shooting remained unclear in the chaotic hours after the first calls for help... (GunPolicy.org)

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Saudi Arabia

30 March 2014

Saudi Gazette

MAKKAH – Security and social experts on Monday warned against carrying unlicensed weapons and said the deadly arms should not be left in the hands of irresponsible or mentally unstable citizens because they may use them to commit crimes at moments of extreme anger or frustration. Speaking to Makkah daily, the experts asked for severe punishment for anyone carelessly carrying illegitimate arms. They also asked for intensifying control and supervision over firearms so... (GunPolicy.org)

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Turkey

19 March 2014

Hürriyet Daily News (Istanbul)

Seven people were killed and several are reported injured after an armed attack on the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) office in the northeastern province of Kars on March 19. It has been revealed that the assailant was an employee recently fired by TÜİK. He committed suicide right after the raid, which was staged soon after the opening of the office, Kars Governor Eyüp Tepe said in a statement. "Someone who was dismissed from his job ran amok and killed... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Norway,Australia

18 March 2014

Action on Armed Violence (London)

On 22 July 2011, Anders Behring Breivik took a boat to the small island of Utøya on a Norwegian lake not far from Oslo. Dressed as a police officer, he claimed to be checking on the safety of a Labour party youth camp after an explosion in downtown Oslo hours earlier. The campers did not know that Breivik was not a police officer, that he was responsible for the blast, or that he viewed them as traitors. When they gathered around, Breivik, armed with a Ruger Mini-14... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Action on Armed Violence (London)

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Bulgaria

18 March 2014

Sofia Globe

Bulgarian Prosecutor-General Sotir Tsatsarov has ordered a complete check-up of all gun licences in the country, whether for hunting or self-defence, in the wake of a March 14 incident in which a police officer died in a shootout with a mentally ill man who had a stash of firearms. The inspection, announced on March 18, will require authorities in charge of firearms supervision to provide information including the expiry dates of existing gun licences. Tsatsarov... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Africa

17 March 2014

Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

"Guns, ammo and shooting are as much a part of everyday life [in Pretoria] as a trip to the dentist," an Australian journalist recently reported. It's a narrative we've been hearing a lot of from our international colleagues lately. South Africa, the gun-mad land of fear, where citizens hole up with firearms to defend themselves against any threat. It's true for some. It's clearly true for the Pistorius family, with Beeld reporting last year that Oscar's father, three... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bulgaria

17 March 2014

Sofia Globe

The March 14 shootout in a Bulgarian town between an allegedly mental ill man and a police team in which a police officer died and three were wounded continues to generate controversy, with the Interior Ministry leadership being sharply criticised for bungling the operation and with a political blame game underway. The operation in the town of Lyaskovets was intended to arrest the man and seize his stash of firearms, after years of complaints about his behaviour,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico,United States

10 March 2014

Baltimore Post Examiner

America is a violent place by any standard. The national firearm-related death rate has held steady at 10.5 per 100,000 people since 1999, well above the global average. Some of its cities exhibit epidemic rates of gun death on par with crime-affected urban centers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Hard as it might be to believe, levels of lethal violence are actually at historic lows. Declines occurred after the passage of specific legislation designed to prevent... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

6 March 2014

Atlantic (USA)

It was after midnight on February 15. Valentine's Day had ended, but there were still roses in the gift shop when two men hobbled into Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph in Wichita, Kansas, each with a bullet wound in the thigh. One of them explained to police that he had a concealed-carry handgun license, and that he'd been drinking at the Shot Time II bar when he'd accidentally fired a bullet through his own leg and into the leg of the man sitting next to him. Kansas... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Atlantic (USA)

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United States

3 March 2014

USA Today

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — In an effort its spokesman has described as "outreach to rednecks," the Kentucky Baptist Convention is leading "Second Amendment Celebrations," where churches around the state give away guns as door prizes to lure in the unchurched in hopes of converting them to Christ. As many as 1,000 people are expected at the next one, on Thursday at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Paducah, where they will be given a free steak dinner and the chance to win one... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Africa

28 February 2014

BBC News, Video

Oscar Pistorius is due to go on trial on Monday for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. The case has raised questions for South Africans about safety, as the paralympian claims he shot Ms Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder. Andrew Harding reports from... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: BBC News

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United States

28 February 2014

Christian Science Monitor

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And again. And again. That appears to be the mantra of proponents of federal gun control legislation, who arrived on Capitol Hill Friday with new ammunition for their fight. Though they were turned back last year on the issue of universal background checks, and neither the House nor the Senate has plans to revisit that issue, gun-control advocates came to Capitol Hill bearing … statistics. Assessing 20 years of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Arab Emirates

27 February 2014

Telegraph (UK), Blog

We don't hear about gun crime in the UAE. It's just not something that happens. But that didn't stop me from feeling utterly petrified some time ago when I was woken in the early hours by the sound of gunfire. I was staying at the time in a seafront resort in a rural area of Oman, just across the border from the UAE. As I lay rigid in bed listening to the gunshots getting closer, it struck me that we were staying in a villa right on the beach. I can't tell you the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 February 2014

ThinkProgress

The National Rifle Association (NRA) sent a letter to Senate leaders on Wednesday evening urging the chamber not to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Barack Obama's nominee for Surgeon General, over Murthy's belief that gun violence presents a major public health threat. The letter was issued on the same day that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would place a hold on Murthy's nomination over similar concerns. "Dr. Murthy's record of political activism in support of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Qatar,France,Libya

25 February 2014

PolicyMic

In a country where civilian gun ownership was rare for decades, a sudden inundation of small arms means plenty of people will likely get shot. One recent afternoon, Ahmed, 26, was driving around Tripoli with his brother Bashir, 24. Without warning, the driver in the car in front of them slammed his brakes. Ahmed, who nearly rear-ended the offending vehicle, honked his horn. The other driver got out of his car. A shouting match became physical and the man went back to... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 February 2014

RT-TV Novosti (Russia)

A Michigan man from Independence Township accidentally killed himself after reportedly firing a gun into his head while attempting to demonstrate how safe the weapon was. The 36-year-old man's girlfriend told law enforcement that he'd been drinking throughout the day when the incident occurred Sunday evening. Police told the Oakland Press that when they arrived at the home, the girlfriend was performing CPR on the man. He was declared dead at the scene. Authorities... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

23 February 2014

Atlantic (USA)

Christy Salters Martin is a professional boxer and the owner of a concealed carry permit. But when she attempted to leave her husband, she was shot with her own gun. Today, she cautions other women against making the same mistake. "Just putting a weapon in the woman's hand is not going to reduce the number of fatalities or gunshot victims that we have. Too many times, their male counterpart or spouse will be able to overpower them and take that gun away." Wayne... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Atlantic (USA)

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United States

20 February 2014

Washington Post, Editorial

In Virginia, about 5,600 people were convicted in 2011 and 2012 on misdemeanor counts of assaulting a member of their family or household. During the same period, the state's courts found 171 individuals guilty of misdemeanor stalking charges and 158 guilty of misdemeanor sexual battery. In Richmond, Republican lawmakers in the House of Delegates want to ensure that these offenders can continue to own handguns and rifles if they so wish. House Republicans last week... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ukraine

19 February 2014

Eurasia Review / RT

Ukraine's security service has announced it is launching a counter-terror operation. Radicals have seized over 1,500 firing arms and 100,000 bullets in the last 24 hours, the service said. The recent events in Ukraine have shown "the escalation of violence and a massive use of firearms by the extremist groups. In many parts of the country, public authorities, military installations and depots with munitions are being seized. Court buildings are burning, the vandals are... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

18 February 2014

Washington Post

One of California's largest firearm stores recently added a peculiar new gun to its shelves. It requires an accessory: a black waterproof watch. The watch's primary purpose is not to provide accurate time, though it does. The watch makes the gun think. Electronic chips inside the gun and watch communicate with each other. If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green. Fire away. No watch means no green light. The gun becomes a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil

16 February 2014

Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

BRASILIA – A woman died and four other people were wounded Sunday when an armed man fired several shots in a church in the town of Guarulhos, near the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, police said. The incident occurred during the baptism ceremony for a baby and the woman who died – according to what police commissioner Joao Blase, who is handling the case, told reporters – was the child's mother. Blase confirmed that some witnesses had said the man who fired the... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

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United States

16 February 2014

Guardian (UK)

A jury has declared that it could not reach a decision on whether a Florida man, who shot dead a teenager in a dispute over loud music, was guilty of murder or had acted in self defence. The judge in Jacksonville declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder charge on Saturday, although the jury convicted Michael Dunn on three lesser counts of attempted second-degree murder, and shooting into an occupied vehicle. Dunn could face a sentence of between 20 and 60 years.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guadeloupe

16 February 2014

Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

GUATEMALA CITY – At least eight people died and about a dozen were wounded, including four children, in violence around Guatemala over the past 12 hours, authorities and emergency services personnel reported Sunday. A spokesman with the National Civil Police, or PNC, told reporters that the eight victims were shot in several incidents in the Guatemalan capital and vicinity. In Villa Nueva, one of the capital's southern suburbs, the bodies of two men were found, both... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

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United States

13 February 2014

Washington Post, Blog

There have been at least 44 school shootings on K-12 or college campuses in 24 states — an average of more than three a month — since the deadly 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., according to a new analysis. Twenty-eight people have died and 37 have been injured. Twenty children and six adults working at Sandy Hook were killed in the December 2012 assault in Newtown, leading to renewed calls around the nation for Congress to take action... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 February 2014

Guardian (UK)

Gun violence is erupting in America's schools and colleges at a rate of more than three incidents a month, with 13 school shootings recorded in the first six weeks of 2014 alone, a new study on the impact of gun violence since the Newtown tragedy shows. The analysis by groups campaigning for tighter gun controls in the US identifies at least 44 school and college shootings since Newtown in December 2012, when 20 children and six of their carers were killed in a... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Guardian (UK)

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Kenya

10 February 2014

Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)

A traffic police officer was Monday morning shot and wounded in the head before he was robbed of his AK-47 rifle by gunmen on a motorbike in Kombani, Kwale County. Police suspect the attackers were followers of Somalia's Al-Shabaab gang. Another female officer was slightly injured after she was wrestled by the gunmen who escaped after the incident along the Lunga Lunga highway. Area police boss Richard Muguai said police have launched investigation and a hunt to... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

31 January 2014

Xinhua

KUNMING - A man shot six people dead and wounded three more as he took revenge against his wife's lovers in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Thursday afternoon, local police said on Friday. The suspect, Shao Zongqi, 38, is now wanted by the police of Tengchong county. Shao, who is from the village of Qingkou, is suspected of carrying out the killing with a semi-automatic rifle before escaping in a cross-country vehicle. When Shao discovered that his wife had been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Myanmar

30 January 2014

Eleven (Myanmar)

Myanmar's police on duty in conflict-prone border areas across the country have asked to be equipped with modern weaponry, citing a number of attacks on police in Maungdaw, Rakhine State. Since 2001, police say, they have been attacked at least seven times by Muslims in Maungdaw. A police sergeant was killed on July 11, 2001 in an attack in Thugyi Village, Maungdaw Township. The same year on November 23, an attack on Laungdon Police Station in northern Maungdaw killed... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 January 2014

USA Today

Almost one child or teen an hour is injured by a firearm seriously enough to require hospitalization, a new analysis finds. Six percent of the 7,391 hospitalizations analyzed in 2009 resulted in a death, says the study in February's Pediatrics, released Monday. The damage caused by gun-related injuries rarely gets the same attention as fatalities, "but that every day, 20 of our children are hospitalized for firearms injury, often suffering severe and costly injuries,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 January 2014

Reuters

A gunman who shot and killed two people at a Maryland mall was a 19-year-old who lived with his mother in a nearby Washington suburb and arrived at the shopping center in a taxi about an hour before opening fire, police said on Sunday. But a day after Saturday's shootings, police could provide no immediate insight into why Darion Marcus Aguilar killed a young man and a young woman at the mall in Columbia, Maryland, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Baltimore, before... (GunPolicy.org)

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Cape Verde

25 January 2014

Portugal Digital

[Translated summary: Cape Verde authorities have launched a national campaign for the voluntary surrender of illegal firearms, estimated by police to be around 6,500. In the last two years, 538 firearms and 414 homemade guns were seized. Authorities said firearms were involved in 44 homicides, 323 injuries and 632 assaults. A new law was signed in 2012 to create systems to improve security and prevent the proliferation of illegal firearms.] Praia - O Ministério da... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

19 January 2014

MSNBC News (USA)

Michael Graham killed himself a year ago. The 13-year-old was at home in Brewster, N.Y., and used one of his father's unsecured guns to shoot himself on Jan. 14, 2013. The boy "definitely" acted on impulse – "without a doubt," his aunt Maureen Hutchins told msnbc. "Did he have a bad day at school? Fight with a girlfriend? Things that happen to a 13-year-old – when you're that age – can seem overwhelming, but two hours later, you know, you move on," said Hutchins.... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Africa

18 January 2014

Independent/IOL Daily News (South Africa)

CAPE TOWN - Teenage hitmen as young as 14 are terrorising the streets of Mitchells Plain, and while police battle to curb the rampant gun trade, the increasing use of homemade firearms threatens to further derail any chance of controlling gang violence. Mitchells Plain's worst areas, such as Beacon Valley, have at least one illegal gun on every street, according to police. Gangs are using the bravado of youths as a means to eliminate their rivals, sometimes with crude... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Independent/IOL Daily News (South Africa)

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United Kingdom

17 January 2014

Daily Record (Scotland)

There are more than 16,000 legal guns in the region – that's one firearm for every nine people. A freedom of information request by the News revealed the figures, although police refused to lift the lid on how many illegal weapons had been confiscated in the past decade. The statistics on non-registered firearms were not revealed as police believed it "too time consuming" to collate the figures. Freedom of information officer Steven Irving said: "As at 7 January... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 January 2014

New York Times

The gun lobby says Americans would be safer if more "good guys" carried loaded guns in public places, and extols the benefits of an armed citizenry. On Monday, the nation got a terrifying glimpse of how dangerous that vision really is — when a minor argument escalated into lethal violence at a movie theater in a Tampa suburb. In this tragic episode, an irascible patron at a matinee showing of "Lone Survivor" shot a fellow audience-member because he was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

15 January 2014

CNN

Filipino doctors, priests, journalists and accountants will be allowed to arm themselves while at work under a controversial new gun law that takes effect in their country this month. Under the Philippines' Republic Act 10591, people working in these sectors - along with nurses, engineers, bank tellers, and lawyers - are considered "in imminent danger due to their profession" and will be allowed to carry small guns when outside their homes. To qualify for a special... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil

13 January 2014

Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

SAO PAULO – The Brazilian city of Campinas, the second-largest in Sao Paulo state, on the night of Sunday and Monday registered at least 12 murders, some of which appear to be linked, authorities said. Police told Efe that 10 people were shot to death in two of the city's neighborhoods and at least two others died in hospitals where people wounded in the shootings were taken. The shootings happened within a span of four hours, according to media accounts. At a... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

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China

13 January 2014

Xinhua

SHANGHAI - A man stood trial in a court in east China's Shanghai on Monday for allegedly killing six and injuring four others with guns and an iron pipe in June last year. The defendant, Fan Jieming, 63, was charged with murder, robbery, and forcible seizure, illegal purchase and possession of guns, according to the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People's Court. The trial opened at around 9:30 a.m. and continued on Monday afternoon. On June 22, Fan allegedly beat a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

12 January 2014

Independent (UK)

Surrounded by a fearsome array of 2,000 assorted lethal weapons ranging from a rocket-propelled grenade to a homemade blunderbuss, Tony Gallagher points to a rack of 100-year-old revolvers straight out of a cowboy film. He said: "We're seeing a few more of these on the streets now." As a forensic expert for the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) at its high-security laboratory in an anonymous building in a Birmingham suburb, Tony and his colleagues know... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Independent (UK)

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Zimbabwe

11 January 2014

Herald (Zimbabwe)

A 33-year-old security guard stationed at Mavhudzi High School in Nyazura ran amok on Wednesday night, fatally shooting his workmate for allegedly having an affair with his girlfriend. The guard, identified as Joseph Zvikumva, also accidentally shot and seriously injured a female worker at the school. Zvikumva fled the scene after committing the offence and police have since launched a manhunt for him. He is wanted for murder and attempted murder. Police... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Herald (Zimbabwe)

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France

9 January 2014

Paris-Normandie

[Translated summary: French authorities found 32 firearms and 500kg of ammunition in the canton of Beaumont-le-Roger, after a man was injured in a shooting incident. The man did not have a licence for the weapons.] Les gendarmes de la compagnie de Bernay ont découvert un véritable arsenal chez deux collectionneurs demeurant dans le canton de Beaumont-le-Roger. Ils ont, notamment, saisi 32 armes à feu et 500 kg de munitions assemblées. Admis aux urgences Tout... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

8 January 2014

New Era (Namibia)

Keetmanshoop — Police Crime Investigations Coordinator in the //Karas Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaaks, has called on people to seek counselling following failed relationships and not to resort to passion killing and suicide. Isaaks' remarks come in the wake of a series of suicides and passion killings in the region over the festive season. Speaking to New Era, Isaaks says although very few crimes were reported in the region over the festive season, the... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: New Era (Namibia)

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Venezuela

8 January 2014

InSight Crime (Bogota)

The murder of the 2004 Miss Venezuela winner has sparked a wave of concern over the country's security situation, forcing the government to confront a major issue it has previously tried to downplay. Monica Spear, a model and actress, was murdered along with her British partner, Thomas Henry Berry, in an apparent robbery attempt on January 6. According to El Universal, the couple's car broke down on the highway as they headed toward Caracas, and they were being... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: InSight Crime (Bogota)

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United States

8 January 2014

Nature

In many pictures of her online, Kayla Bourque looks like a typical college student: there are selfies of her on a coastal holiday, or smirking mischievously after an experiment in hair colour. But in 2012, Bourque, then a criminology student at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, told a classmate that she fantasized about killing a homeless person and that she was studying forensics so that she could get away with it. She also talked about killing her family... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

1 January 2014

Namibian (Windhoek)

Two people were left injured after they were hit by bullets when members of the public fired gunshots into the air to celebrate the New Year in Windhoek on Tuesday night. This comes after City Police Chief, Abraham Kanime, warned Windhoek residents to refrain from firing gunshots into the air to celebrate the New Year. Kanime said in the earlier in the week people should not fire shots into the air as this could lead to unnecessary deaths. Namibian Police Force... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil

1 January 2014

Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

RIO JANEIRO – A total of 12 people were wounded, including one who sustained serious wounds, in a New Year's Eve shooting in the Copacabana district, one of the most famous neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, minutes before the arrival of the New Year, Agencia Brasil reported Wednesday. The shooting started when a man who had been arguing with a woman grabbed the firearm of a police officer who had responded to the incident. The suspect, identified as Adilson Rufino da... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

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Netherlands

31 December 2013

NL Times (Amsterdam)

Gwenette M., a major criminal from Amsterdam, escaped death Friday. An unknown man pointed a gun at him and pulled the trigger several times, in Amsterdam-Zuid. The gun failed. M.'s attorney, Nico Meijering, confirmed the incident. The 39-year-old M. is a key figure in a major investigation into a series of relatively recent assassinations in the Amsterdam criminal environment. One of which is a double murder, with a lot of gun violence, in the Staatsliedenbuurt, a year... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: NL Times (Amsterdam)

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Philippines

27 December 2013

Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Five days ahead of the New Year, the number of firecracker injuries recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) has increased to 72, with piccolo as the leading cause of injury. Health Secretary Enrique Ona said 37 of the 72 cases reported were caused by piccolo, an imported firecracker. Ona has given parents the task of ensuring that their children will not use any type of firecracker. "It has always been the responsibility of the police to be... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

23 December 2013

Local (Sweden)

Swedish police have detained three men suspected of robbery that left a security guard with a bullet wound to the stomach. "It was a robbery against a valuable goods truck outside Citygross in the Kungens Kurva neighbourhood," Stockholm police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson told the TT news agency. The robbery took place around noon in the busy shopping district south of Stockholm, which among other thing houses the world's largest Ikea and the Heron City entertainment... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Local (Sweden)

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United States

20 December 2013

Hartford Courant (Connecticut), Opinion

In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, more than 11,161 people were killed with a firearm in the U.S., while an estimated 69,000 were shot and survived and 20,000 committed suicide with a firearm. Also, at least six other mass shootings — such as the Navy Yard shooting in Washington and a shooting that injured 13 people in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood — were committed. Although Sandy Hook motivated some states —... (GunPolicy.org)

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Philippines

20 December 2013

CNN

A gunman opened fire outside a terminal at Manila's international airport on Friday, killing the mayor of a southern Philippines town, two members of his family and a young child, authorities said. The attack wounded five people and caused panic among travelers caught up in the chaos. Gun crime and political violence occur with grim frequency in the Philippines. But the shooting Friday at Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport appeared particularly... (GunPolicy.org)

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Morocco,China

18 December 2013

Morocco World News

CASABLANCA - Last August, the police managed to arrest Chinese criminals who attempted to assassinate a Chinese citizen at Casablanca's Derb Omar. Recently, the police announced the dismantling of a mafia network, which is this time originally from Europe. According to MAP, the National Team of Judicial Police managed, with the assistance of the Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DST), to dismantle criminal networks active in the field of cross-border organized... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Morocco World News

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Trinidad & Tobago

18 December 2013

Trinidad and Tobago Express

Jason Braithwaithe who shot a man in his both legs over $10 is expected to be sentenced today for the crime. Braithwaithe, 35, who had been found guilty of shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm to Leslie Williams and possession of a gun and ammunition, will face Justice Geoffrey Henderson in the San Fernando First Court. Williams testified that he was liming with friends at the corner of Phyllis and Stella Streets, La Romaine when Braithwaithe arrived in a... (GunPolicy.org)

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38202

Nigeria

18 December 2013

Premium Times (Nigeria)

A senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Dr. Olusegun Onabanjo, was on Wednesday shot dead by gunmen who stormed his private residence. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the killers stormed the residence located in Odomolasa area of Ilese-Ijebu at about 1.00 a.m. and attempted to force their way into the apartment. As at the time the assailants were making frantic efforts to break in, residents of the area said Mr.... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Canada

17 December 2013

Windsor Star (Ontario), Blog

Riccardo Tolliver pulled up to the Ambassador Bridge customs booth, his pulse quickening, his nerves rattling, firepower on his mind. But he dared not show anxiety – not with almost 40 handguns hidden in door panels of his black Hummer H2. He had hired a friend to drive, it being the first time Tolliver personally smuggled guns across the Canadian border. He figured as a passenger he would not be flagged. He was wrong. Border officers noticed a drunk-driving... (GunPolicy.org)

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38194

France

16 December 2013

National Post (Toronto)

France is in shock after a 14-year-old boy mistakenly shot his father dead while out hunting then turned the gun on himself in despair and committed suicide. The father and son had been out hunting on Saturday afternoon in Sourribes in the Alpes-de-Haute Provence when the boy slipped on leaves, accidentally pulling the trigger, police said. The bullet struck his 42-year-old father in the legs. The distraught teenager then called contacted a family member who alerted... (GunPolicy.org)

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38190

Yemen

15 December 2013

National Yemen

Yemeni authorities offered 32 million YR and 100 guns as compensation to victims' families as a result of Air raid that took place in Qaifah in the al-Baida governorate, leaving 25 killed and wounded last Thursday. The announcement came hours after a source's announcement of High Security Committee that the air raid was aimed at a car belonging to one of al-Qaeda's leaders with a number of al-Qaeda's members inside it. Those members are considered among the most... (GunPolicy.org)

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38186

Sweden

15 December 2013

Local (Sweden)

A man was gunned down in central Örebro in eastern Sweden on Saturday in full view of shoppers out in the middle of the Christmas rush, with police reporting a gangland connection. The man, who is reported to be in his twenties, was shot in the torso on Drottninggatan in Örebro's main shopping area on Saturday afternoon, according to a report in the local Nerikes Allehanda daily. According to the police the man is connected to a gang known as Romanos and it is... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Local (Sweden)

38185

Australia,United States

14 December 2013

Guardian (UK), Opinion

The mass murder in Newtown Connecticut a year ago caused shock and sorrow all around the world. In Australia it also revived memories of our own horror on a similar scale, when dozens of people innocently going about their day were gunned down by a disturbed young man. Our tragedy occurred in 1996 at the Port Arthur historic site in Tasmania, one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. The dead numbered 35, with more than 20 others injured. The victims ranged... (GunPolicy.org)

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38189

Finland

14 December 2013

Xinhua

HELSINKI - Five people were shot and wounded in the Finnish capital city of Helsinki on Friday night, local media reported on Saturday. Four men and one woman were among the wounded and were sent to hospital. Reports said that no one's life was in danger. The shooting happened at midnight in Malminkartano Square in northern Helsinki as several gun shots were heard. The police received the first emergency call around 1:00 a.m. Saturday. Preliminary investigation... (GunPolicy.org)

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38184

United States

13 December 2013

University of California / EurekAlert, Media release

SACRAMENTO, California — More intensive screening to identify firearm owners among individuals who are subject to domestic violence restraining orders, and streamlining processes to recover guns at the time those restraining orders are served could help enforce existing laws that prohibit these offenders from having firearms, a pilot study conducted by violence prevention experts at the University of California, Davis, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: University of California / EurekAlert

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United States

12 December 2013

New York Times

To get to Joe Manchin's private office in the Hart Senate Office Building, you first pass through a lobby where you encounter a small bronze statue of an Old West lawman holding a firearm — an award given to Manchin several years ago by a chapter of the National Rifle Association for his unswerving defense of gun rights. Then you turn down a hallway, past several framed photographs of children who were victims of the massacre a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 December 2013

Mother Jones (USA)

An unthinkable massacre ignites an intense national debate. Then, Congress does nothing. The powerful gun lobby wins again. End of story. [Interactive charts of US state gun laws are displayed in the original] So went the popular narrative last spring with the collapse of gun control legislation on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, scores of people have been wounded or killed in five new mass shootings and other gun rampages around the country, and an estimated 30,000 have... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 December 2013

Washington Post

DENVER — In Colorado, a state scarred by two mass shootings, Democrats passed some of the nation's toughest gun legislation this year. Gun rights supporters responded by recalling two state senators who had championed the bills. Now gun-control advocates are plotting their revenge. Inside a hotel conference room here this week, 60 activists spent a day strategizing to defend the remaining legislators who voted for the measures and protect them from repeal efforts.... (GunPolicy.org)

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38176

Kenya

8 December 2013

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

On November 14, officers from the Special Crimes Prevention Unit (SPRU), acting on a tip-off, trailed a white saloon car on suspicion that its occupants were planning to rob a bank. After a dramatic chase, the officers challenged its occupants to stop at Kiamaiko. The officers ransacked the car and found an arsenal of weapons among them AK-47s, pistols, ammunition, police uniform and walkie-talkies. One of the four suspects arrested was a former administration police... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Daily Nation (Nairobi)

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United States

4 December 2013

CNN, Blog

WASHINGTON - As memories fade from last December's horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a new national poll indicates that support for stricter gun control laws appears to be fading, too. According to a new CNN/ORC International survey, 49% of Americans say they support stricter gun control laws, with 50% opposed. The 49% support is down six percentage points from the 55% who said they backed stricter gun control in CNN polling from January, just a few... (GunPolicy.org)

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38148

United States,Iceland

3 December 2013

Christian Science Monitor

PARIS - A 59-year-old man was shot and killed by police, who were called to the man's apartment east of Iceland's capital because someone reported gunshots being fired inside. It's an event that might not even make the news in some countries. In Reykjavik, the incident was front-page coverage and ultimately garnered a national apology from the country's top police official: It was the first time that the country's police have ever shot anybody in an operation.... (GunPolicy.org)

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38162

Puerto Rico

3 December 2013

Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Monday signed two amendments to the island's gun law toughening the penalties for illegal weapons possession and for firing shots into the air, a common cause of accidents especially during the Christmas season. "Whoever fires a weapon into the air, possesses or carries an illegal weapon, will have to serve jail time without the right to probation or to diversion programs," said Garcia Padilla upon signing the... (GunPolicy.org)

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38140

Iceland

3 December 2013

Telegraph (UK)

Police in Iceland have shot dead a gunman - the first time armed officers have shot and killed someone in the country. Officers were called to an apartment in the Reykjavik suburb of Arbaer early today when a man fired a shotgun from inside the flat. Two policemen, who were not armed, were wounded when trying to enter the apartment. A special armed unit then entered and fired at the man, who was taken to hospital, where he died. Iceland, which has a tiny population... (GunPolicy.org)

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38138

United States

30 November 2013

Washington Post, Editorial

Lobbyists for the National Rifle Association (NRA) have spent considerable time and money to discourage the collection and sharing of information related to guns and gun violence. Keeping the public in the dark about the facts is helpful in advancing an extreme agenda. In particular, the gun lobby has used the under-counting of gun accidents involving children to oppose reasonable policies that could help prevent deaths and injuries caused by the careless handling and... (GunPolicy.org)

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38134

Kenya

26 November 2013

Sabahi (Washington DC)

NAIROBI — Embarrassed by a slew of recent high-profile crimes involving Kenyan security forces, the government is mulling ways to better monitor current and former members of the police and military to combat this growing and alarming trend. "The police will not allow these waves of crime to continue," Nairobi County Police Chief Benson Kibue told Sabahi. "We will continue to fight against organised crime by ex-policemen and military officers without fear or favour,... (GunPolicy.org)

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38118

Japan

21 November 2013

Japan Today / Yomuiri Online

TOKYO — An 84-year-old woman in the town of Takachiho, Miyazaki Prefecture, was accidentally shot by a man who was hunting in the area, Yomiuri Online reports. The incident occurred at approximately 10:50 on Tuesday morning in a woodland area close to the border between Miyazaki Prefecture and neighboring Kumamoto. The wounded woman, believed to be making her way home after buying groceries, was passing through the area in which the 66-year-old farmer was hunting... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Japan Today / Yomuiri Online

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Scotland

20 November 2013

BBC News

The number of firearms offences recorded in Scotland fell by a third in the past year, according to Scottish government statistics. Police recorded a total of 365 offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved in 2012-13. This was a drop of 32% from the 535 recorded in the previous year. The number of offences in which a firearm was discharged and either killed or injured someone fell from 95 to 66. Of these, only one was classed as a homicide, four... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

12 November 2013

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

A man who walked into a Victoria-area medical clinic with a high-powered rifle and threatened staff last year was given his weapon back only weeks later and was able to keep his firearms licence before killing two people, a coroner's inquest has heard. Firearms officers did not question the police decision to return the weapon to Angus Mitchell and did not revoke his licence, although it was put under a temporary review, Terry Hamilton, chief firearms officer for... (GunPolicy.org)

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38070

Guyana

12 November 2013

Stabroek News (Guyana)

A miner died from bullet wounds this afternoon after a two-hour siege in which he shot two policemen and two civilians dead on Middle Street. It is unclear if the miner, Derrick Kanhai died from self-inflicted wounds or from the shoot-out with police during the mass shooting. Policemen descended on the area this afternoon after the reports resulting in an intense gun battle that saw the two lawmen and two others nearby killed. Confirmed dead are Lance Corporal... (GunPolicy.org)

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38067

United States

11 November 2013

New York Times, Opinion

In 1995, an epidemiologist named Gary Slutkin returned to the United States from Africa where he had spent the previous decade helping Africans stem the spread of diseases like tuberculosis, AIDS and cholera. "I was exhausted," he said in a TED Talk earlier this year. "I wanted to come home and take a break." Once back in Chicago, however, friends kept telling him about the epidemic of violence in inner-city neighborhoods. As he began to study the problem he came to... (GunPolicy.org)

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38073

United States

5 November 2013

Runner's World (USA)

I love my Second Amendment right. I was raised in Boise, Idaho, and have been hunting the Treasure Valley for upland game and waterfowl since I was strong enough to carry a gun. I come from a long line of hunters who take pride in the time-honored tradition of stalking game, killing it ethically, and providing food for their families. I was raised to appreciate the awesome power of firearms and to treat all guns as if they are loaded. I own several guns and would be sad... (GunPolicy.org)

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38050

England & Wales

5 November 2013

BBC News

A five-year-old child was shot in the face by an eight-year-old boy, police have confirmed. The boy is at the Royal London Hospital with a serious, but not life-threatening, face injury. Police said the shooting at the house in Upper Park Road in Wickford, Essex, involved an illegally-held weapon. An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and drug offences. He has been released on police bail until 6 January. A police spokeswoman said the... (GunPolicy.org)

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38047

Czech Republic

5 November 2013

Prague Daily Monitor

RASKOVICE, North Moravia - The Czech police have detained the man who shot dead two people and injured one seriously in Raskovice yesterday, police spokeswoman Gabriela Holcakova has told CTK. The police also seized firearms, Holcakova said, adding that the motive of the shooting was not yet known. "At present, we cannot provide any other information. Now the scene of the act will be inspected for several hours," Holcakova said. A special police unit and several... (GunPolicy.org)

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38046

Japan

4 November 2013

Japan Today

SHIZUOKA — A man was shot in a hunting accident in Shizuoka on Sunday. Police said the man was shot while harvesting wild mountain plants in the woods where another man was hunting deer. TV Asahi reported that the incident took place at around 10:30 a.m. in Nagaizumi-cho. A 73-year-old member of a local hunting club shot off a single round into the woods expecting to hit a deer. Instead, his shot grazed the head of a 63-year-old man, 30 meters away, knocking him... (GunPolicy.org)

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38106

Costa Rica

4 November 2013

Inside Costa Rica

A man opened fire after leaving a bar last night, leaving at least twelve people wounded, one of them seriously. The incident took place in La Carpio, a low-income area of San José. According to the Regional Director of the Fuerza Publica in San José, Juan Carlos Arias, a man opened fire and shot indiscriminately at bystanders shortly after leaving a bar. Eleven people were reported to be in stable condition. One person was seriously injured, requiring surgery. That... (GunPolicy.org)

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38048

United States

4 November 2013

ScienceDaily

Firearm injuries in the U.S. cost more than $16 billion in hospital resources between 2000 and 2008, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston. According to the research, 275,939 victims of gunfire in the U.S. resulted in 1.7 million days of hospital service - an average of 6.7 days per incident. The average cost of medical treatment for each hospitalization was $59,620. Additionally, roughly one... (GunPolicy.org)

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38045

Greece

3 November 2013

Today's Zaman (Istanbul)

A brazen drive-by shooting that killed two young members of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party has shocked Greeks and prompted soul-searching about whether the crisis-hit country is slipping into a "cycle of violence." Greece's anti-terrorism force is investigating whether Friday's rush hour shooting outside the party's offices in Athens was retaliation for a fatal stabbing of an anti-fascism rapper by a Golden Dawn supporter in September, police said. Rapper Pavlos... (GunPolicy.org)

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38041

Brazil,United States

3 November 2013

Washington Post

When Absalom Jordan hears the crack of gunfire outside his home in Southeast Washington, he reacts in an instant. "You get away from the windows and get down," the 72-year-old said. "I have learned to live with it." Police are listening as well. Rooftop sensors monitor his neighborhood around the clock for the distinctive bang of a gun. The inconspicuous devices have logged hundreds of incidents over the past eight years near his apartment as part of a gunfire... (GunPolicy.org)

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38040

United States

3 November 2013

ThinkProgress (USA)

On Friday, a gunman "pulled a Smith & Wesson .223-caliber assault rifle from his duffel bag" and opened fire on an airport. Officials have arrested the alleged shooter, 23-year-old Paul Ciancia, who killed a TSA agent and wounded six others at a security checkpoint. The incident is the second airport shooting in six months. The National Rifle Association has not yet said a word on the tragedy (the day before, the NRA tweeted a story about the so-called "exploitation"... (GunPolicy.org)

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38039

New Caledonia

1 November 2013

Agence France Presse

[Translated summary: A petition begun in New Caledonia has been gathering signatures concerning how many guns are in circulation nationally and the availability of firearms. Official figures show 4,521 weapons were sold in 2011, up significantly from 1,381 sold the year before. It is thought that there are 55,000 guns in New Caledonia, but officials estimate that the true figure is two - three times that number. Last week one person was injured in a shooting and in... (GunPolicy.org)

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38083

China

30 October 2013

Global Times (China)

A police officer was detained on Wednesday for fatally shooting a pregnant restaurant owner because she did not serve milk tea in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. The police officer, 33, surnamed Hu, came to the victim's restaurant on Monday evening while intoxicated. Hu asked the owner if they had milk tea, and when told that they didn't, he shot her and her husband. The woman and her fetus died after being sent to hospital.... (GunPolicy.org)

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38031

United States

29 October 2013

LiveScience, Opinion

Is gun violence a public-health epidemic? The unfortunate truth is this: Scientists simply don't know, because hard statistics either don't exist, aren't current, aren't readily available or can't be researched nationally under the usual rules. Until a few months ago, federal science agencies were essentially barred from even studying gun violence within a public-health epidemic framework. The United States is the only country in the world that treats gun ownership as... (GunPolicy.org)

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38029

Philippines

28 October 2013

Japan Times

MANILA – At least 22 candidates and supporters have been killed in election-related violence over the past month ahead of this week's village polls across the Philippines, underscoring the violent downside of one of Asia's most rambunctious democracies. Twenty-seven other people have been wounded in violence linked to election rivalries, mostly in shootouts, national police spokesman Senior Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac said. At least 588 people have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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38023

United States

26 October 2013

Medical Daily (New York), Video

Even among rural Americans, parental attitudes run heterogenous on the topic of gun safety and children: Locked or unlocked, loaded or unloaded, and just how close should kids be to firearms? Whereas some parents in multiple-gun households teach firearm safety to toddlers, others forbid their children from playing with toy guns, or even pointing an index finger to mimic one. Christi Parenteau Martin, a 36-year-old mother of four from Cabot, Vt., says she supports... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Medical Daily (New York)

38019

United States

21 October 2013

Guardian (UK) / Associated Press

Two people died and two others were injured in a Nevada school shooting on Monday. Police said one of the victims was a staff member at Sparks middle school in Sparks, east of Reno. Police chief Mike Mieras said the other person to have died was the suspect, who was thought to be a student. None of the victims have been identified, but officials said there are "no outstanding suspects". Police said they received the first report of the incident at 7.16am local time... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Guardian (UK) / Associated Press

38000

Sweden

21 October 2013

Local (Sweden)

Four young men were shot at a sausage stand in the northwest Stockholm suburb of Tensta on Sunday night with ambulances being so slow to respond that some victims were taken to hospital by car. Two of the victims were born in 1990, one in 1991, while the fourth was born in 1996. "One of them is in critical condition, while the others have less serious injuries," police spokesman Lars Byström told the TT news agency. The gunfire erupted near a sausage stand in... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Local (Sweden)

37995

Kenya

17 October 2013

Xinhua

KITALE, Kenya - Kenya has deployed three special security units to crackdown on increased use of drugs and illicit guns threatening security and spoiling unemployed youths in counties in northwest Kenya. The move followed concerns from tribal leaders over the widespread drug abuse and existence of illegal guns fueling crime and deteriorating security. Trans-Nzoia County Police Commander Lillian Okembo said on Wednesday that security forces have been posted to the... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Xinhua

37983

Germany

16 October 2013

NPR Berlin

Sonya Pfeilschifter marches onto the shooting range with her head down and a focused stride. You wouldn't know it, but her heart is racing. She's about to compete in the German National championships for air rifle shooting in Munich. In this sport, a fast pulse can be a problem. She's in fourth place, and if she's going to win, she has to have an absolutely steady hand. She focuses on the target ten meters ahead. The eight women raise their guns. Pfeilschifter... (GunPolicy.org)

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