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Gun Policy News, 15 October 2013


15 October 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota) / La Nacion

Violent deaths among youth in Argentina are at a ten-year high in a pattern that may point to the rise in organized crime in the country. In 2011, the most recent full year statistics are available, 794 people aged 15 to 29 were murdered, reported La Nacion; the total figure of 4,935 violent deaths in that age range is the highest since 2003. The number of intentional homicides could be much higher. As reported by La Nacion, another 1,074 youth deaths were recorded as... (GunPolicy.org)

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15 October 2013

Spy Ghana (Ghana)

A total of 161 guns has been seized during Police operations from January to June, Mr Prosper Agblor, Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) said on Monday. He said out of the number, 93 were locally made single barrel shotguns, 41 locally manufactured pistols, 10 imported pistols, eight pump action guns, five AK47 assault rifles and four locally made double barrel shotguns. Mr Agblor said 463 assorted ammunition were also seized during the... (GunPolicy.org)

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15 October 2013


BEIJING - Chinese police in 164 cities have destroyed hundreds of thousands of confiscated guns, knives and detonators, a statement from the Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday. About 130,000 illegal shotguns and air guns, 670,000 replica guns, 460,000 forbidden knives and many illegally stored detonators have been destroyed as part of an annual nationwide campaign, the statement said. Crimes related to guns and explosives continued to fall by 41.4 percent and... (GunPolicy.org)

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15 October 2013

Independent/IOL Daily News (South Africa)

JOHANNESBURG - Two high school pupils appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday after being caught with a gun and live ammunition on Friday. According to Kagiso police station commander Brigadier Sipho Ngubane, pupils at the Mosupatsela Secondary School reported to the deputy principal that Bongani Phapha, 19, and Joubert Tlou, 18, were in possession of a gun. The deputy principal called the police, and the gun, which had been hidden on the school... (GunPolicy.org)

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Islas Caimán

15 October 2013

Cayman News Service

The three murders in Grand Cayman as well as a string of violent robberies in less than a month have stretched resources but Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton said the RCIPS is working hard to continue policing the regular day to day issues as well as dealing with the need to restore peace and normalcy to the community. The senior RCIPS officer said the public could expect to see armed officers overtly patrolling with long firearms and road blocks in a proactive response... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nueva Caledonia

15 October 2013

Radio New Zealand International (Shortwave)

The public prosecutor in New Caledonia says yesterday's shooting of four people in the north of Noumea followed a night of drinking by a group of young people. The 25-year-old gunman, who was known to police, reportedly went to his home to fetch a rifle after he had an argument and then shot two people, including a teenager. He then fired at another group of people, hitting another two before police arrived and arrested him. One of the wounded four suffered severe... (GunPolicy.org)

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15 October 2013

Herald (Zimbabwe)

An Air Force of Zimbabwe official who accidentally shot a 14-year-old boy after trying to clear a loaded gun he had seized from a Chitungwiza businessman was yesterday remanded in custody. The wounded boy was shot on the right pelvis with the bullet protruding at the right buttock. He is still admitted to Chitungwiza Central Hospital. Gerald Gurwe (23), stationed at Manyame Air Base allegedly received information that the businessman, Mr Trust Jasi had taken his uncle... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nueva Caledonia

15 October 2013

Agence France Presse

[Translated summary: Four persons, including a minor, were injured in a shooting after a night of drinking in Nouméa, New Caledonia, where firearm sales and alcohol consumption have significantly increased in recent years. According to the Prefecture, there are at least 49,000 firearms held by civilians in New Caledonia.] NOUMEA — Quatre personnes, dont un mineur, ont été blessées mardi matin dans une fusillade après une nuit de beuverie dans un quartier... (GunPolicy.org)

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