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Gun Policy News, 21 September 2011

Oceanía

21 September 2011

ABC Radio Australia (Shortwave), Audio

Oxfam has applauded Pacific island leaders for committing to work together and form a common position on the International Arms Trade Treaty. The treaty is being negotiatied by UN member states and will create the first universal standards for arms trading. The Pacific has had little representation in talks so far. But now, the region has a chance to have its voice heard when the treaty is negotiated in July next year. Presenter: Geraldine Coutts Speaker: Luke... (GunPolicy.org)

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Egipto,Libia,Norte de África

21 September 2011

Bikyamasr (Cairo)

CAIRO - Egyptian security forces arrested three people along the Egyptian-Libyan border on Wednesday attempting to smuggle guns and ammunition into the North African country, officials said. The three Egyptian citizens were attempting to pass a checkpoint when they were caught, a gunfight exploding between smugglers and police. According to local newspapers, the battle lasted three hours before the weapons were confiscated and the Egyptians were arrested. Security... (GunPolicy.org)

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Filipinas

21 September 2011

Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines — A 13-year-old boy who shot his 16-year-old friend inside a busy Philippines mall then turned the weapon on himself died Wednesday and left the other boy brain dead, raising questions about gun control in a country awash in firearms. Authorities were investigating how the 13-year-old obtained the .22-caliber pistol and smuggled it into the mall in Pampanga province's Mexico township, area police chief Wilson Santos said. He said the shooting... (GunPolicy.org)

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Líbano

21 September 2011

Press TV (Beirut)

Lebanon has witnessed years of civil war and internal fighting. Lately, Lebanon is facing a phenomenon that surpasses any political agreement or even disagreement. The ownership of personal guns has become something that many take for granted. Three incidents in the last month led to the killing of several people in one family as a result of feuds, and others in mysterious circumstances. In one of those incidents a pump-action shot gun was used to kill a mother and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papúa-Nueva Guinea

21 September 2011

Radio New Zealand International (Shortwave)

The United Nations resident co-ordinator to Papua New Guinea, David McLachlan-Karr, says gun control in the country is a matter of urgency. Marking International Day of Peace, Mr McLachlan-Karr, says PNG is no stranger to conflict, with competition over land, resources and local political tensions often leading to violence. He says the most affected by fighting are very often the most vulnerable - the women, children and the elderly - who are least able to defend... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

21 September 2011

Tribune (India)

NEW DELHI - The easy availability of illegal firearms made Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand witness to two-thirds of all murders committed using firearms in 2008, the latest year for which the related data is available. India, as a whole, witnessed 4,101 gunshot murders during the period. These accounted for 12.2 per cent of the 33,727 murders reported during the year. Overall, the country lost 6,219 persons to gunshots - 66 pc of them were murdered, 26.3 pc killed... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

21 September 2011

Indian Express

NEW DELHI - India has seen a drastic reduction in deaths due to firearms crimes but Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh remain the most dangerous states and account for more than 60 per cent of all deaths recorded that were related to small arms, a new survey has suggested. A report by the Small Arms Survey, a research group based out of Geneva, has recorded crime statistics in India over a 10-year period from 1999 and says that the number of suicides, murders and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Trinidad y Tobago

21 September 2011

Caricom News Network (Jamaica)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The President of the Police Social and Welfare Association, Anand Ramesar said Wednesday that Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar may have spoken out of turn when she said that a United Nations team would be arriving here next month to help destroy illegal guns in the country. Persad Bissessar told reporters following her return from the United Nations on Tuesday that whilst in New York she met with the UN authorities who work at... (GunPolicy.org)

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Honduras

21 September 2011

Prensa Latina (Havana)

[Translated summary: According to the General Directorate for Armaments of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), 3,175 firearms were registered so far in Honduras in 2011. This is more than last year, when 3,505 firearms were registered in all of 2010.] TEGUCIGALPA - Un auge en la venta de armas de fuego se percibe en Honduras, supuestamente motivado por la ola de inseguridad que vive el país, según registros divulgados hoy por fuentes oficiales. De acuerdo con la... (GunPolicy.org)

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