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Gun Policy News, 5 October 2011


5 October 2011

National Post (Toronto), Opinion

Since Bill C-68 became the law of the land more than 15 years ago, one of the most common charges police have laid against gun owners has been for unsafe storage. The reason for this is that the federal firearms law is very unclear about what constitutes safe and unsafe storage. Is it enough to have one's firearms locked away in a gun safe or must they also have trigger locks installed? How secure must the safe's lock be: strong enough to keep a thief out for two... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 October 2011

National Post (Toronto)

Criminal record checks, 28-day waiting periods, the long-gun registry: none has done anything to stem Canadian firearm homicide rates, according to a new study by an emergency-medicine academic. "No significant beneficial associations between firearms legislation and homicide or spousal homicide rates were found," reads the abstract on the study, written by Caillin Langmann, a resident in the division of emergency medicine at McMaster University, and himself a vocal... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 October 2011

Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader Branville McCartney said yesterday the government should reconsider its moratorium on illegal firearms. "If they have the gun then we need to deal with them,"McCartney said. "Don't give them any amnesty. Let's find them, get them and deal with them. You want the criminal element to respect the law. We want them to know that they should not be doing things because there will be consequences. I don't know if what is proposed... (GunPolicy.org)

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5 October 2011

Business Daily (Nairobi)

Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere's Monday order to close the Kenya-Somalia border has not affected flights, offering miraa traders and humanitarian workers a lifeline. Miraa is one of Kenya's largest exports to Somalia, accounting for a substantial share of the Sh13 billion export value to the country last year, according to the Economic Survey 2011. "We do not have any indication of cancellation of flights from the commissioner's communication," said Kenya Police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Alemania,Rusia,India

5 October 2011

First Post (Mumbai)

A 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot dead by his 12-year-old neighbour while they were playing cop and thief in West Delhi earlier this week. On 24 September, 23-year-old toll attendant, Umeshkant Pandey, was shot dead by the driver of a white Bolero. His crime: he asked the driver to pay Rs 27 as toll tax. Gun crime has consistently been on the rise in India, and every few weeks, there is a new tragedy. An armed gang shoots a woman over a small piece of jewellery,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Reino Unido

5 October 2011

Guardian (UK)

Guns smuggled into the UK on commercial flights by a former US marine captain were used to carry out crimes on the streets of Britain, including a fatal shooting, a court was told. Steven Greenoe, 37, bought weapons from American gun shops, broke them down to their component parts, and smuggled them into the UK in his luggage, Liverpool crown court heard on Wednesday. Two British men were also said to have been involved in the alleged conspiracy: Steven Cardwell, 31,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Caribe,América Central,América del Sur,África,Asia,Europa,Oceanía,África Central,África Austral

5 October 2011

Le Parisien (France) / AFP

[Translated summary: According to a new report on homicide from UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), most of the 468,000 homicides in 2010 took place in Africa and in Latin America. Firearms were involved in 42%. In Central America and the Caribbean, firearms were involved in three quarters of the homicides.] La plupart des 468.000 homicides commis dans le monde en 2010 ont eu lieu en Afrique et en Amérique latine et concernent surtout des hommes, a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

5 October 2011

Las Vegas Review Journal (Nevada)

CARSON CITY - The gunman who killed four people and then himself at a restaurant on Sept. 6 used a Chinese-made version of an AK-47 assault rifle altered into an illegal automatic weapon, the Carson City sheriff's office said Wednesday. Sheriff Ken Furlong said his deputies and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were continuing to investigate how the weapon and others ended up in the hands of Eduardo Sencion. Sencion, 32, of Carson City, fired 60... (GunPolicy.org)

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