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Gun Policy News, 10 August 2009

Estados Unidos

10 August 2009

San Diego Union-Tribune (California)

SACRAMENTO — Two years after California passed a novel law requiring the next generation of semiautomatic handguns to leave a microscopic identifying code on shell casings, the controversial technology appears no closer to being introduced here or anywhere else. California Attorney General Jerry Brown has not certified the law, which is required before it can take effect as scheduled on Jan. 1, and his aides could not say when that may happen. Other states expected... (GunPolicy.org)

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10 August 2009

Inter Press Service News Agency

Nigeria's president Umaru Yar'Adua is embarking on an ambitious move to end armed insurgency in the country's oil-rich Niger Delta region. Under a government initiative which started on Aug, 6, militants in the region have 60 days to hand over their arms in return for a presidential amnesty, unconditional pardon and reintegration programme. As the first week of the amnesty period draws to a close, only a few weapons have been handed over at designated screening... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Afganistán

10 August 2009

Telegraph (UK)

Ammunition is being discharged at a rate of more than 12,000 rounds every day, illustrating the severity of the fighting in which British forces are engaged The Ministry of Defence figures emerged as it was announced that another British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, bringing the country's death toll there to 196. The solider, from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, died in an explosive attack on his patrol near Gereshk in Helmand province. When British... (GunPolicy.org)

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10 August 2009

BBC Worldwide Monitoring, Transcript

SANA'A — In Yemen, weapons are considered the main cause of murder and acts of terrorism. However, the heavy weapons that used to be on offer in markets are no longer available due to the government's tough stand on this matter, which arms dealers in the country have resisted. However, you still can buy what you want from black market traders: Anti-aircraft missiles, cannons, offensive weapons, as well as artillery ammunition boxes. In the regions of the north that... (GunPolicy.org)

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