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Gun Policy News, 20 November 2013


20 November 2013

BBC News

The number of firearms offences recorded in Scotland fell by a third in the past year, according to Scottish government statistics. Police recorded a total of 365 offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved in 2012-13. This was a drop of 32% from the 535 recorded in the previous year. The number of offences in which a firearm was discharged and either killed or injured someone fell from 95 to 66. Of these, only one was classed as a homicide, four... (GunPolicy.org)

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Inglaterra y Gales

20 November 2013

Express (UK)

This is the terrifying arsenal of weapons seized from a former army drill instructor who switched his military career for life as the boss of a multi-million pound drug cartel. Weapons including a MAC 10 machine gun, sawn-off pump action shotgun, a Glock pistol, a Luger handgun, two revolvers plus machetes, samurai swords, stun guns and batons were found in a lock-up garage by police investigating a turf war. The gang, led by former King's Regiment corporal Peter... (GunPolicy.org)

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Inglaterra y Gales

20 November 2013

News North Wales

Police chiefs have defended Wrexham's gun record after figures revealed 79 firearms have been seized across the county in the past three years. North Wales Police (NWP) said Wrexham "does not have a gun problem" after statistics showed 29 firearms had been seized by officers so far this year, including a haul of 18 shotguns and two handguns. Of those 29 guns confiscated in 2013, 16 were taken by officers at a criminal incident location. The figures come after a major... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

20 November 2013

Shooting Times (UK)

From 1 December, there will be a single form to cover both shotgun and firearms certificate applications in England, Wales and Scotland to help simplify the application process. A short separate form will cover variations to a firearms certificate. Holders of certificates will still be limited in the maximum amount of ammunition that they can legally possess, but the restrictions that limited how much ammunition could be bought at one time are to be lifted. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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20 November 2013

Examiner (Tasmania)

Eighty per cent of guns handed in at the weekend's firearm amnesty in Launceston had never been registered, Tasmania Police estimated yesterday. The mobile amnesty, held at the Silverdome, received nearly 200 firearms over two days. Tasmania had some of Australia's weakest firearm laws before the 1996 Port Arthur massacre including no requirement to register longarms. Following the toughening of gun laws, including compulsory registration, Tasmanians registered about... (GunPolicy.org)

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