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Gun Policy News, 20 September 2011

Islas Caimán

20 September 2011

Cayman Islands News

Following a meeting with elected and official members of government Monday, the Cayman Islands governor announced possible changes to the law to help police get the suspects involved in the recent resurgence of gang violence behind bars, in particular the firearms law. The governor said it may be changed to allow police to search homes without a search warrant when they suspect illegal weapons are hidden there. Duncan Taylor said it was a priority to get the... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

20 September 2011

Times of India

VARANASI - For arms licence holders, their revolvers and pistols are proving to be mere show pieces as there is a crisis of cartridges in the open market. The craze for small firearms like revolvers and pistols has increased in a decade or two. According to the arms section of district magistrate office, there are 14,851 arms licence holders in the district while around 3,300 people are in queue for fresh arms licences. Among the total arms licence holders, about 30%... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalia

20 September 2011

New York Times

NAIROBI, Kenya — A typical prize for a children's contest might be a backpack, a lunchbox or some toys. Not in Somalia. Over the weekend, a Somali radio station run by the Shabab, the most powerful Islamist militant group in the war-ravaged country, held an awards ceremony to honor children who were experts at Shabab trivia and at reciting the Koran. The prizes? Fully-automatic assault rifles and live hand grenades. The contest itself was held during Ramadan, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudáfrica,Nepal,India

20 September 2011

Telegraph (Nepal), Opinion

1. Facts: Small arms: Small Arms mean the weapons that a single and individual can carry and operate. For example revolvers, self loading pistols, rifles, carbines, assault rifles, sub machineguns, light machineguns and associated ammunitions.[1] Light weapons means that can be operate two or three people. They may include heavy machine gun, hand–held under barrel and mounted grenade launcher, portable anti-aircraft and missile launcher, explosives, anti personal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Trinidad y Tobago,Caribe

20 September 2011

Trinidad and Tobago Express

A United Nations (UN) team will be coming next month to help destroy some of the illegal guns in this country, says Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. She was speaking yesterday morning at Piarco International Airport upon her return from New York where she attended the UN's 66th General Assembly. Questioned on the small arms treaty and drug trafficking, the Prime Minister said whilst on her one-day trip to New York she met with the UN authorities who work at... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenia,Etiopía,Uganda,Sudán,Somalia,África Oriental

20 September 2011

Think Africa Press, Opinion

TURKANA, Kenya - On a recent trip to Turkana in northern Kenya, somewhere between Maralal and Baragoi we stopped by a dry riverbed. A group of 12 men came into view through the desert scrub. As they drew closer their weapons were clearly visible, a mix of AK47s, ex-government issue G3s and a few older rifles. Our nervousness was unwarranted and the group barely slowed as they passed, merely raising their hands in greeting before continuing on towards some distant... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Puerto Rico

20 September 2011

EFE News Agency

[Translated summary: Puerto Rico announced the creation of a joint unit between local security forces and US federal agenncies, designed to combat illegal gun trafficking and rising armed crime in Puerto Rico.] SAN JUAN - El gobernador Luis Fortuño anunció hoy la creación de una unidad conjunta entre fuerzas de seguridad locales y federales diseñada para luchar contra el tráfico de armas ilegales y combatir el alza de crímenes violentos en Puerto Rico. Fortuño... (GunPolicy.org)

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