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Gun Policy News, 3 August 2009


3 August 2009

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police Tuesday said it will start accepting applications for gun licenses under a new firearms amnesty program on Aug. 1. The amnesty program, approved by Malacañang earlier this month, aims to reduce gun-related violence in next year's presidential election. Police estimate there are roughly 1.1 million unregistered firearms around the country. At the launch of its national secretariat for the Firearms Control Program... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

3 August 2009

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Despite years of enforcement stings, many New York stores still aren't complying with state rules banning the sale of toy guns that could be confused with the real thing, state officials said Tuesday. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said his office has sent letters to more than 100 retailers ordering them to halt sales of look-a-likes that violate the ban. State law requires toy guns to either be made from materials that couldn't possibly be confused with... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Europa,Iraq,Afganistán

3 August 2009

Birmingham Post (UK)

British troops are smuggling guns and drugs into the UK and Europe and selling them on to criminal gangs, a former soldier from the Midlands has claimed. The ex-serviceman said it was "megaeasy" to bring back weapons from Iraq and Afghanistan and said some soldiers had become adept at hiding weapons and shipping them back from the frontline. Handguns are brought back inside field radios and tool boxes — while grenades are hidden inside tank gun barrels for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nueva Zelandia

3 August 2009

Rotorua Daily Post (New Zealand)

More than 6400 people in Rotorua hold a licence to own firearms. Latest figures, released to The Daily Post, show that by May this year, 6466 people — or about one in every ten locals in the Rotorua area — hold a firearms licence. Officially, this is an increase of 1520 from 2007. But Rotorua District Arms Officer Mike Keefe said he has not issued that many new licences in that 17-month period and there were a number of reasons for the increase. Mr Keefe said... (GunPolicy.org)

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