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Gun Policy News, 17 September 2011


17 September 2011

RIA Novosti (Russia)

MAKHACHKALA - A high school student in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan accidentally wounded two other students after he made a shot from an assault rifle in a school, a local police spokesman said on Saturday. He said several policemen were invited to a school in the Tarumovsky district of Dagestan to deliver a lecture for children. "A senior class student was examining an assault rifle that was left unattended for some time by one of the policemen after... (GunPolicy.org)

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África Oriental,Kenia

17 September 2011

Daily Nation (Nairobi), Editorial

A new report on the rise in the number of people who have access to guns is as alarming as it is unsurprising. The report by the respected Small Arms Survey estimates there are between 200,000 and 450,000 guns in the wrong hands in this country. It is well established that a functional state is one where the government has a monopoly on the use of violence. By that measure the report's findings are disturbing because they indicate that large parts of the country are... (GunPolicy.org)

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17 September 2011

West Australian (Perth)

Hundreds of firearms have been stolen from registered gun owners and police have seized more than 100 high-powered rifles and handguns from organised crime figures in the past 18 months. And a black market for guns appears to be flourishing because firearm owners are not properly securing their weapons. A police operation this month in which the storage of licensed firearms was checked at 370 properties resulted in 74 gun owners being charged and 189 guns being... (GunPolicy.org)

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17 September 2011

New Times (Rwanda)

Civilians are allowed to own guns as long as they seek permission from the National Police and pay the designated annual fee. This was revealed by the coordinator of small arms at Rwanda National Police, Emmanuel K. Misingo. According to him, owning a private gun is legal as defined by Law no. 33 4009, of 18th November 2009. The law is also backed by a Presidential Order, signed on 30 May 2011, which outlines the requirements needed for one to qualify to own a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria,Bahrein,Arabia Saudita,Reino Unido

17 September 2011

Next (Nigeria), Opinion

Arms manufacturers and dealers are delighted when a new conflict breaks out. Desert Storm was a fantastic business opportunity for arms manufacturers. Every round shot through the barrel of a gun was another "ching-ching" in the cash register. They are not the only ones that benefit through conflict. The likes of Halliburton rejoice with every airstrike and artillery shell that destroys a building or some part of national infrastructure in a foreign country. Every bit... (GunPolicy.org)

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17 September 2011

Le Figaro (France)

[Translated summary: The Brazilian Minister of Justice launched the second phase of national disarmament, urging civilians to surrender their guns. The first phase aimed to collect 22,000 firearms.] Le ministre brésilien de la Justice vient de lancer la deuxième phase d'une campagne incitant les citoyens à se séparer de leurs armes à feu. Les Brésiliens peuvent l'effectuer de manière anonyme et toucher, selon le type d'arme, entre 100 et 300 reals (de 40 à... (GunPolicy.org)

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