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Gun Policy News, 14 October 2011


14 October 2011

Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome has revoked the firearms permit of Presidential Political Adviser Ronald Llamas, who surrendered his AK-47 rifle to the police yesterday. Bartolome ordered the revocation of Llamas' permit to carry firearms outside residence (PTCFOR), effectively preventing the official from further possession of the rifle. Llamas, for his part, personally turned over the rifle to Quezon... (GunPolicy.org)

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14 October 2011

Australian Associated Press

A 46-year-old man and his wife were awoken by a loud noise at their home on Milne Street, Shortland, about 4.30am (AEDT) on Friday. They told police they saw two men men run from the house and get into a grey or green-coloured Toyota Landcruiser. The couple discovered their safe, with nine long-barrelled firearms and an amount of ammunition inside, had been stolen. Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or any suspicious activity in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Costa de Marfil

14 October 2011

Abidjan Net (Côte d'Ivoire)

[Translated summary: The Ivory Coast Commission for the Fight Against the Proliferation and Illicit Circulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons has launched a disarmament campaign in Daloa. So far, 31 arms (including weapons of war, submachine guns, AK-47, and hand-made rifles) and 639 ammunition were collected.] La Commission nationale de lutte contre la prolifération et la circulation illicite des armes légères et de petits calibres en Côte d'Ivoire (ComNat-CI)... (GunPolicy.org)

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14 October 2011

Canberra Times (Australia)

The Government has approved $8million for Thales to develop a prototype for a better rifle for the Army. Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare said the work would be carried out at Lithgow's Soldier Systems Centre - once known as the Lithgow Small Arms Factory. The prototype would have better balance, weigh less and include an integrated grenade launcher. It would retain the Austeyr's most controversial characteristic, its 5.56mm (.223 inch) calibre. The smaller... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

14 October 2011

Webster-Kirkwood Times (Missouri)

A decision by retail giant Wal-Mart in July to strengthen its oversight of gun purchases has drawn criticism from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and plaudits from groups such as the Million Mom March against handgun violence. Wal-Mart has ordered its stores to wait until a Brady Law criminal background check on a purchaser is complete before selling guns to that purchaser, no matter how long the check takes. Currently, under federal law, gun sales can take place... (GunPolicy.org)

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