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Gun Policy News, 20 August 2012


20 August 2012

Infosurhoy (Chile)

SANTIAGO, Chile – Neighbor, be conscientious. That's the motto of the campaign the Carabineros de Chile police force is carrying out to reduce the number of firearms in the hands of Chileans in response to the growing number of robberies and murders involving guns. There were 11,783 robberies and 93 murders involving firearms last year. In 2010 there were 12,987 armed robberies, but that number should plummet this year, as there were 4,699 armed robberies committed... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 August 2012

Daily Trust (Abuja)

LOKOJA — The police in Kogi state yesterday recovered a parked Honda car containing 6 AK-47 rifles and eleven fully loaded magazines at a location in Oboroke Ihima in Okehi Local government area. A source told our reporter that a woman selling recharge cards by the road side close to where the vehicle was parked suspicious of the presence of the vehicle there. It was gathered that when a man came to move the car the woman alerted residents and the traditional ruler,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

20 August 2012

Business Wire

SOUTHPORT, Conneticut - Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is on pace to beat its own record of 1,114,700 firearms produced in one year, set in 2011. On August 15, 2012 Ruger produced its one millionth firearm of the year, a Ruger SR1911 pistol which will be hand-engraved by Baron Technology, Inc. and auctioned off to support the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action. "Last year, Ruger became the first commercial firearms company to produce one... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 August 2012

Vancouver Sun (British Columbia)

Fewer border guards drew their guns, batons and pepper spray last year in an abrupt reversal of a previous trend toward greater use of force at Canadian border points. There were 147 such incidents at border stations in 2011-12, a significant drop from 184 in the previous year. It marks the first significant decline in so-called use-of-force incidents over the last five years, a period during which guards were armed with handguns for the first time. Previously,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Iraq

20 August 2012

Daily Mail (UK)

A former soldier has been jailed for 10 years after smuggling a cache of guns and ammunition from Iraq into the UK in a tank. Ricardo McKenzie joined the Army in April 2001 as a private in the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, 1st Battalion, but sneaked the weapons into the UK in 2006. The 35-year-old served in Iraq before being discharged from duty in September 2008, but was arrested on October 28, 2011, after a police raid on two homes in south London. Inner... (GunPolicy.org)

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