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Gun Policy News, 14 June 2006

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14 June 2006

Le Monde Diplomatique (Paris)

The world's governments meet in New York at the end of this month to discuss how to enhance the United Nations programme of action on small arms and light weapons. So far the programme has not considered respect for human rights, although the UN charter refers to this duty; the programme also leaves crucial aspects of arms control, such as rules for international transfers, almost untouched. The conference will be confrontational for those who want better global... (GunPolicy.org)

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14 June 2006

Nation Media / AND

A new report by Amnesty International has named Uganda among countries receiving arms from secretive Chinese arms dealers. China is described by the report as fast emerging as one of the world's biggest, most secretive and irresponsible arms exporters. The June 11 report by the London based watchdog Amnesty International is titled China: Sustaining conflict and human rights abuses. The report says that Chinese weapons have helped sustain brutal conflicts,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

14 June 2006

Oregonian (Portland)

Nearly five years after a sniper killed federal prosecutor Thomas Wales at his Seattle home, the FBI shifted the investigation Tuesday to its Portland field office, hoping for "new progress" in the case. Under the shake-up, Robert Jordan, special agent in charge of the Portland FBI office, was named "inspector," allowing him to handle daily supervision of the case and expand its reach. Speaking by phone from Washington, D.C., Jordan said Wales' killing remains one... (GunPolicy.org)

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14 June 2006

Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Moscow)

Criminal groups prefer Army weapons, Sergey Manakhov, deputy chief of the Russian MVD (Internal Affairs Ministry) Directorate for Control Over Investigation of Particularly Dangerous Crimes, declared to journalists. Information on those weapons is not listed in police files, they were not "spotted" in turf wars, and criminals can throw them out without fearing that the barrel will trace investigators back to their owner, Manakhov said. The MVD official said that as of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

14 June 2006

San Francisco Chronicle

ALAMEDA — The aunt of a 3-year-old boy who fired a gun and killed a family friend in Alameda last month has been charged with criminal storage of a firearm, prosecutors said today. Myriam Mendoza, 18, shared the responsibility of properly storing the gun in a safe place, Ann Diem, a senior deputy district attorney, said. "More than one person can be in the custody and control of a firearm," Diem said. Mendoza was arrested Monday at the home of relatives in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

14 June 2006

Fox News (USA) / AP

CLAREMORE, Oklahoma — A string of firearms disappearances from a gun museum here may go back nearly 40 years, a prosecutor says. A state audit released Tuesday showed that at least 125 firearms are missing from the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum. The report also found, among other things, that the museum's director didn't follow policy for receiving donated guns and that a current inventory wasn't kept. Rogers County District Attorney Gene Haynes, who... (GunPolicy.org)

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Naciones Unidas

14 June 2006


LONDON — Up to 14 billion bullets are made globally every year, enough to shoot every person on the planet twice, aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday in a report urging tougher controls on small arms. As the United Nations prepares to meet in New York on June 26 to wrangle over regulating the trade in guns and ammunition, Oxfam said lax controls meant millions of bullets ended up in war zones and in the hands of human rights abusers. And nowhere was this more... (GunPolicy.org)

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