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Gun Policy News, 15 April 2013


15 April 2013

RIA Novosti (Russia)

MOSCOW - Bomb and gun attacks have left at least 19 people dead in Somali capital Mogadishu, media reported. A total of 16 people, including nine assailants, are thought to have been killed after gunmen attacked the city's key court buildings. A car bomb later killed three people, including one attacker, as it went off on the road to the airport, the BBC reported. Islamist militant group al-Shabab, linked to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attacks. Al-Shabab... (GunPolicy.org)

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Costa Rica

15 April 2013

Inside Costa Rica

Citing ongoing concerns about crime in the country, some 30 Costa Ricans now apply each day for permission to carry a firearm. The fact that Costa Ricans are arming themselves at a faster rate than before is evident from the long lines that form early each morning outside the Department of Arms and Explosives of the Ministry of Security, where permits are requested. "You choose to arm yourself because of so many things you see on the street. Where I live is peaceful... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

15 April 2013

Violence Policy Center (Washington, DC), Media release

WASHINGTON, DC — "Guns are rarely used to kill criminals or stop crimes" according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use (http://www.vpc.org/studies/justifiable.pdf). The report analyzes national data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program's Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey... (GunPolicy.org)

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15 April 2013

Global Post (Boston) / CANA News

Public Safety Minister Michael Dunkley has announced that a cash for guns scheme is to be introduced next month in a fresh attack on violent crime in Bermuda. The programme, run jointly with the independent Crime Stoppers group, will see cash rewards for information leading to the recovery of firearms or the arrest and prosecution of offenders. Dunkley said an advertising blitz for the scheme will kick off this month after emphasising the independence and... (GunPolicy.org)

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15 April 2013

Al-Monitor (Washington DC)

Residents of the city of Karak have been dressing in black to mourn the death of a 20-year-old engineering student. Officials said the man was killed [April 2] on the campus of a public university in this tribal stronghold 120 km (75 miles) south of the Jordanian capital, Amman. Recent violence that has wreaked havoc in Jordan's educational institutions, including student rioting that moved Karak into the forefront, could be a warning that there is a threat to... (GunPolicy.org)

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15 April 2013

RIA Novosti (Russia)

ST. PETERSBURG - Police officers freed a female undergraduate student who was being held hostage by a man she spurned, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. The young woman was captured at a university dormitory near St. Petersburg on Sunday morning and held by a man armed with an Uzi CO2 BB gun and a kitchen knife. The girl's friend called the police, who arrived at the scene and eventually talked the man into laying down his arms and turning himself in. The hostage... (GunPolicy.org)

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