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Gun Policy News, 30 September 2011


30 September 2011

Inter Press Service News Agency

PESHAWAR - Guns available in new abundance in the troubled north of Pakistan are increasingly being used on women in 'honour' killings and domestic disputes, according to local reports. "About 65 percent of the women killed fall prey to gunfire in honour-related cases and issues relating to domestic violence," local security analyst Brigadier (retired) Muhammad Saad told IPS. Citing a study by the local Awaz Foundation, he said the problem has been caused by easy... (GunPolicy.org)

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30 September 2011

Vancouver Sun (British Columbia)

A group opposing Canada's firearms registry says it has discovered that 428 guns have gone missing from police forces or other public agencies. And Canada's National Firearms Association, which obtained the figure through an access-to-information request, said it suggests police are part of the problem of guns falling into the hands of gangsters and other criminals. "It seems to me there is a little bit of a double standard here," NFA president Sheldon Clare of Prince... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

30 September 2011

USA Today

State lawmakers across the USA are pushing a growing number of bills this year that would legalize carrying guns on college campuses, according to groups tracking the trend. This year, at least 14 states have introduced 35 bills that would allow students and faculty to carry concealed weapons on state colleges and universities or loosen restrictions on gun bans on campuses, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Meanwhile, two states, Maryland and... (GunPolicy.org)

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30 September 2011

Journal (Manila)

Philippine National Police chief Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome yesterday called for tougher gun control laws and stepped-up police security checks in the streets in the wake of the killings of a national shooter and a Korean businessman in Metro Manila. Last Sunday, three men armed with an Uzi machine pistol and semi-automatic pistols shot dead Michael Lontoc, a 30-year-old Philippine practical shooting team member outside a firing range in Malabon City. Lontoc... (GunPolicy.org)

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San Cristóbal y Nieves

30 September 2011

St Kitts & Nevis Observer

Police Commissioner CG Walwyn denies allegations that he is refusing to issue new firearm licenses. CoP Walwyn, who has been in office just one month, told The Observer the allegations were ridiculously false, since he would have nothing to gain by doing so. "I took up this position on September 1st and in the last couple of weeks there has been a lot of pomp and circumstance and as a result I have been extremely busy. I have absolutely nothing to gain by holding up... (GunPolicy.org)

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