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Gun Policy News, 2 June 2006

Sierra Leona

2 June 2006

Standard Times (Freetown)

The Acting Director of Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA), Abu Bakarr Sheriff, has said at a press conference held on Monday 29th May 2006 that a thousand people die every day and many more are seriously injured because of guns, adding that if the death injury and disability resulting from small arms were categorized as a disease, he would have viewed it as an epidemic, a man-made vector or disease that is manifestly bad for human beings. According to a... (GunPolicy.org)

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2 June 2006

Cape Times (Cape Town)

As parliament considers an amendment to tighten gun control laws, the head of Red Cross Children's Hospital, Sebastian van As, has called for the gun-licensing age to be increased to 25 years to reduce the alarming number of children killed or maimed by gunfire. He has made the call as parliament's safety and security portfolio committee considers submissions about the Firearms Control Amendment Bill. The bill is expected to be finalised and submitted to parliament... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

2 June 2006

Boston Globe, Editorial

In the world of hip-hop music, there are two cardinal rules: Rap about what you know, and don't rap about what you don't. By that code, local rappers Four Peace this week showed they know far more than they wish they did about the flying bullets and snatched lives that are starting to define their city. At a press conference with Mayor Thomas Menino, they rhymed about remixed eulogies and only sons dying "wet." As in bloody. When it came time for city leaders to take... (GunPolicy.org)

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2 June 2006

Daily Nation (Nairobi), Opinion

The world marked the Global Week of Action against small arms and light weapons last week (May 22-29). But here are some startling facts for every person concerned about perennial conflicts and escalating violent crimes such as carjacking, robbery, rape and murder. Perhaps it is important to be clear about what we mean when we talk about small arms and light weapons. According to the UN, small arms are those that can be carried, fired and maintained by one person... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria,África Occidental

2 June 2006

AfriCast / AngolaPress

ABUJA — Experts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have begun the process of approving a regional draft convention to control the proliferation of small arms in the region, said a statement issued here on Wednesday. The statement issued by the ECOWAS headquarters in Nigerian capital Abuja said the process is being finalized at a meeting, which kicked off in Bamako, Mali on Tuesday. The statement said the three-day meeting would consider the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

2 June 2006


INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Police were hunting suspects Friday in the slayings of seven extended family members, including three children, gunned down with assault rifles in a crime authorities called Indianapolis' worst in decades. Authorities have identified one suspect, 28-year-old Desmond Turner, and said they believe there is at least one more. "He'd gone there to rob the home and decided while he was there to execute everybody at the same time, unfortunately,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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2 June 2006

IRIN (UN News)

KAPILBASTU — In the remote village of Mahadiyama in Kapilbastu district, 350 km southwest of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, local people still shudder with fear when they recall the murder one year ago of villager Salim Fakir and his elder brothers Jama and Namdan, who were shot dead in cold blood by Maoist insurgents. Local witnesses said that the Maoists, who have been waging war against the government for 10 years, had accused the brothers of joining a local vigilante... (GunPolicy.org)

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2 June 2006

ISN Security Watch (Zurich), Web Page

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on 30 May that the first shipment of 30,000 AK-103 assault rifles would arrive in Venezuela by the end of June. On the same day, Alexander Badistan, spokesman for the Russian arms manufacturer Rosoboronexport, said the company would grant Venezuela a license to manufacture AK-103 rifles. Chavez's statement confirmed that claim. "The Russians are going to install a Kalashnikov rifle plant and a munitions factory so we can defend... (GunPolicy.org)

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