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Gun Policy News, 9 September 2002

Brasil

9 September 2002

BBC News

A study published in Brazil concludes that more young people below the age of 18 are killed by guns each year in Rio de Janeiro than in many areas of the world formally at war. The study concludes that there are strong similarities between children involved in drug wars in Rio's slums and child soldiers elsewhere in the world. Many slums in Rio de Janeiro have long been run by drug barons, often with links to local politicians and police. The report details how the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

9 September 2002

BBC News

Children as young as 10 are getting caught up in gang-related gun violence in the North West, says a report. The age young people are becoming involved in such crime has fallen in the last five years, according to researchers in Manchester. Not all of those children and teenagers are joining gangs but many are getting caught up "in the margins" of the culture. Greater Manchester Police said that they have a number of strategies in place to target gun related... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japón,Naciones Unidas

9 September 2002

Kyodo News

GENEVA — Japan has drafted a U.N. resolution urging the world body to address the issue of the illicit global trade in small arms that critics say are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. A draft of the resolution, made available to Kyodo News on Friday, calls on the U.N. General Assembly to convene a conference of states in July or September next year to address the matter. The United Nations adopted an action program in July last year calling... (GunPolicy.org)

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Filipinas

9 September 2002

Philippine Star

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — As he was wont to do, a 13-year-old hoseboy here got the paltik (homemade) 12-gauge shotgun of his employer, a policeman, to guard their residence Friday night. Nightly, Jojo (not his real name) would sleep in the sala with the firearm, while his master, P03 Celedonio Gergos Jr., was on duty in nearby Mina town. But at about 9 p.m. Friday, while he was going to the living room, he unknowingly bumped Gergos' five-year-old son who was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brasil

9 September 2002

Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The crowning achievement of Rodrigo X's young life wasn't graduating from school or scoring a goal on the soccer field — it was throwing his first hand grenade. The 16-year-old is a combatant in this city not officially at war, but where hundreds of children and adolescents die each year from small-arms fire. "I looked to the street and the police were coming," the teenage gang member told researchers. "I started exchanging fire with them.... (GunPolicy.org)

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