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Gun Policy News, 5 July 2007

Estados Unidos

5 July 2007

BBC News / Radio 4 'Crossing Continents', Transcript

In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech massacre, many Americans have been campaigning for permission to carry guns in more places, even churches and schools. "Imagine you are in a restaurant and a mad man is walking around from table to table, pointing a gun, taking aim and pulling the trigger, going to the next person, taking aim, pulling the trigger and so on," says Suzanna Hupp. "Even if you have chosen not to have a gun with you — don't you hope the guy behind... (GunPolicy.org)

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Naciones Unidas

5 July 2007

Telegraph (UK), Book review

The AK47 has become a global brand, the Adidas or Coca-Cola of small arms, with about seven million of them in Sudan alone. In Iraq there is one legally owned Kalashnikov per household; not counting those in the hands of Iraqi insurgents and al-Qa'eda terrorists. In video recordings Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri are never seen without one, straddled across their laps or propped against the cave wall. Among the black gangs of New Orleans who have watched too... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nueva Zelandia

5 July 2007

New Zealand Herald / NZPA

An Auckland gunshop director is "ecstatic" over a decision by police not to pursue a charge against him of unlawful gun possession, bringing to an end a year-long ordeal. Greg Carvell shot an intruder in his Penrose gunshop in July last year as the man threatened to kill him and a fellow gunshop worker with a metre-long machete. The intruder, Ricky Beckham, survived the shooting and was jailed for two years and nine months. Mr Carvell was not charged with the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 July 2007

Chicago Tribune

A tourist from Tennessee was arrested at the Sears Tower on Thursday morning after she tried to visit the Skydeck with a loaded gun in her purse, police said. Stephanie Warren, 56, of Memphis was waiting to see the Chicago skyline from the top of Chicago's tallest attraction when she placed her bag on the belt of the security machine, police said. Inside the purse was a loaded .38-caliber revolver, police said. Warren, whom a neighbor described as "responsible pillar... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 July 2007

Pinoy Press (Manila)

DAVAO CITY — Gun manufacturing players noted a positive growth of the industry in the export market. Amscor chair Demetrio Tuazon at The Marco Polo Hotel's Club 888 forum said they saw a 30 percent growth in the world market. Amscor is a Philippine-based gun manufacturer whose products are also exported abroad where its biggest market is the US. Tuazon said that of their $10 million revenue in 2006, the US market is about $6 million. The Philippine market he... (GunPolicy.org)

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San Cristóbal y Nieves

5 July 2007

SKNVibes (Basseterre)

Following the disclosure that the offence of carrying an illegal firearm carried a penalty between five to ten years, a significantly stiffer penalty than the three years that was accepted as the standard, Kittitians and Nevisians uttered a sigh of relief as if to say "Whew! It wasn't what we were looking for but it better than what it was before. Many thought that the harsher penalty for the offence might have discouraged an dissuaded the gun toting fiends in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Dominicana

5 July 2007

Dominican Today

SANTO DOMINGO — The Interior and Police Ministry denied the Dominican Firearms Importers and Dealers Association's denunciation that gun and ammunition smuggling has increased, as a result of the implementation of Decree 309 which prohibits their import. In a statement, Interior and Police said the measure has reduced the crime of gun smuggling, and since the Decree was published there's no way to enter them into the system, if these aren't acquired as the law... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Naciones Unidas

5 July 2007

US Department of State, Media release

U.S. assistance programs have destroyed more than one million weapons worldwide. To celebrate the event, the United States and six other countries will observe Small Arms Destruction Day on July 9 by helping countries on four continents destroy a symbolic "millionth weapon." These events demonstrate the United States' ongoing commitment to assisting countries recovering from conflict and to taking practical steps to implement the "UN Program of Action to Prevent,... (GunPolicy.org)

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