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Gun Policy News, 7 September 2011


7 September 2011

BuaNews (Tshwane)

CAPE TOWN — South Africa's annual murder crime figures have progressively slipped down from 26 000 in 1994 to 16 500 in 2010. With the introduction of the Firearms Control Act in 2002, and as attitudes changed, about 640 gun dealers had to close shop between that time and 2006. Though the country's support for crime prevention has been "inconsistent", "trust between the state, communities and inter-communities" was improving. Also, communities' capacity for... (GunPolicy.org)

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7 September 2011

Nairobi Star (Kenya)

An illegal brew trader was on Monday night shot dead by armed gunmen in Kibera slums. According to police, the woman is known to sell traditional brew Chang'aa within Siranga area of the slums. Kilimani OCPD Benard Muli confirmed the 8pm shooting and added that a group of about six armed men carried out the murder. She was attacked in her house while in the company of her customers. Muli said that they were investigating the incident to establish why they only shot her... (GunPolicy.org)

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7 September 2011

Andina (Peru)

[Translated summary: The Regional President of Callao announced that around 500 firearms, coming from the black market, were seized this year in Callao. This number represents 25% of the illegal firearms circulating in the province. 65% of the recovered firearms were possessed by youth. The President added that these results are partly due to incentives provided for by Callao Regional Government using cash to reward the police for their efforts.] LIMA - El presidente... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

7 September 2011

New York Times

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's efforts to stamp out gun violence in New York were challenged over the Labor Day weekend by a spate of shootings: Bullets flew at house parties, along parade routes and across stoops and street corners. By Monday's close, 13 people had been killed and 67 injured in 52 shootings since early Friday. The toll stunned veteran police officers, leading some to wonder if violent crime, which has declined across the city for many years, was rising... (GunPolicy.org)

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