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Gun Policy News, 9 November 2013


9 November 2013

Christian Science Monitor

SANAA, Yemen - Like most Yemeni men, Mahmoud Shahra owns a gun and has known how to use it since childhood, although the 25-year-old activist used to leave his weapons at home. But since the politically motivated kidnapping of one of his close friends earlier this year, Shahra has carried a gun at nearly all times. He seems at ease with his AK-47, but his demeanor hides internal disquiet. "Even if I feel safer and more confident, I feel like I'm betraying my values... (GunPolicy.org)

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9 November 2013

Today's Zaman (Istanbul), Blog

Last week I wrote about the deficient literacy rates in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and South Asian regions. Those statistics should be viewed in light of this article, which examines military expenditures in these regions. In making the comparisons, one can see that the governments in the regions are primarily focused on military expenditures over education and literacy, or even basic human security needs. The MENA and South Asian regions are plagued by... (GunPolicy.org)

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