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Gun Policy News, 18 October 2011


18 October 2011

Province (British Columbia)

The son of a cop who was arrested after police found 127 firearms in his vehicle was sentenced Monday to 61/2 years in prison. Marc Gougeon, a native of Montreal who was living in Vancouver's West End at the time, was convicted in May of trafficking in firearms. Gougeon, 33, the son of a Montreal police officer, was arrested in September 2006 in Burnaby while driving a rented vehicle with the handguns, all of them semi-automatic weapons with the serial numbers... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

18 October 2011

BBC News, Editorial

I've just read a fascinating book about one of the big issues in America which divides the US and most puzzles us British: America's gun laws. Gun Fight by Professor Adam Winkler (full disclosure: a freebie) is intriguing in these partisan times, both because it is a very balanced, objective book and because the author makes the case for a middle way. He argues for a ground somewhere between an attempt to ban all handguns from cities and the contention that stopping... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

18 October 2011

MedPage Today (New Jersey)

BOSTON -- Firearm-related injuries to patients younger than 19 accounted for an estimated 186,000 emergency department (ED) visits over the period from 1999 to 2007, investigators reported here. As a proportion of total ED visits for that age group, firearm injuries accounted for 30% more visits than documented in earlier studies. The findings could reflect differences in the data and methods used to calculate firearm-injury rates, but might also reflect a true... (GunPolicy.org)

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18 October 2011

Reuters (Africa)

LONDON - Russia, the United States and European countries ignored fears over human rights abuses and sold large numbers of weapons to governments in the Middle East and North Africa in recent years, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday. Rights group Amnesty said the failings showed the need for a meaningful international arms trade treaty to choke off the supply of weapons to countries seen at risk of turning them on their own people. "The Arab Spring... (GunPolicy.org)

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18 October 2011

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

KUITO — A total of 2,146 firearms of various calibre were seized by the National Police in central Bie province since the process of disarming of civilians in possession of weapons started in June this year in the country. The information was provided Monday in the province's capital city, Kuito, by the spokesperson for the Technical Commission for Disarming, António Jorge, while presenting an assessment of the operation. The officer stressed that in the period in... (GunPolicy.org)

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18 October 2011

Daily Trust (Abuja)

MAIDUGURI — Worried by the spate of killings in various parts of Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital, the Joint Task Force (JTF) yesterday asked residents to either surrender their arms or face the wrath of the law. It said all arms acquired illegally must be returned on or before October 31, 2011. In a statement by its head of field operations, Colonel Victor Ebhaleme, the JTF said some people had illegally acquired firearms and stockpiled them in their... (GunPolicy.org)

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18 October 2011

Prensa Latina (Havana)

[Translated summary: Venezuelan authorities have rendered unfit for use 2,017 seized firearms this year, as part of the National Disarmament Programme promoted by the Government.] CARACAS - Autoridades venezolanas inutilizaron hoy dos mil 17 armas de fuego confiscadas en este año en el nororiental estado de Anzoátegui, como parte del plan nacional de desarme impulsado por el Gobierno. El viceministro de Interior, Néstor Reverol, encabezó el acto, el cual comenzó... (GunPolicy.org)

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18 October 2011

Tribune (Pakistan), Editorial

The rate at which violence is spreading in our society is truly alarming. On the afternoon of October 17, hundreds witnessed an incident on Lahore's busy Jail Road, on the pedestrian bridge located outside the city's prestigious Kinnaird College, where a young man pumped five bullets into a second year student from the institute and then shot himself dead. The killer, Shams Alam, was 23; the victim, Samar Wasti was 19. Two young lives have ended tragically, leaving many... (GunPolicy.org)

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