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Filipinas

314 Loose Firearms Surrendered in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines

24 August 2021

SunStar (Philippines)

The number of loose firearms the government has recovered through the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) program has increased to 314, as the implementation of the program was expanded to the province of Tawi-Tawi. About 70 loose firearms were surrendered in two Tawi-Tawi towns, as the government launched Sunday, August 22, the SALW program in the province, said Police Colone Bonard Briton, Tawi-Tawi provincial police director. The remaining 244 loose firearms were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Israel

Israel's New Public Security Minister Weighs Tightening Gun License Applications

23 July 2021

Haaratz (Israel)

Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev is examining the possibility of making it harder to obtain a gun license, following years of policies that facilitated the proliferation of civilian access to firearms. Any proposed changes will to be brought to the Knesset Interior and Environment Committee for approval, in a policy shift. Bar-Lev's predecessors advanced gun policy without obtaining Knesset approval and flouted objections by the attorney general. The criteria... (GunPolicy.org)

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África,América,Asia,Europa,Oceanía

Basic Steps That Can Stop Catastrophic Explosions at Munition Sites

8 April 2021

Conversation

A series of massive blasts recently rocked Equatorial Guinea's city of Bata. The explosions, at an army barracks, killed over 100 people and destroyed military buildings as well as people's homes around the site. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema stated that the explosions were "caused by negligence of the unit in charge of storing explosives, dynamite and ammunition at the Nkoa Ntoma military camp". Unplanned explosions at munitions sites have occurred on all continents... (GunPolicy.org)

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Turquía

Report Shows Gun Ownership on the Rise in Turkey

10 March 2021

Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)

A report drafted by Turkey's Gendarmerie General Command has revealed an increasing demand for gun ownership in the country, with a 34 percent increase in the number of applications for gun permits in 2020, Turkish Minute reported. In 2019, a total of 13,206 people applied for a license to carry a firearm, rising by 34 percent in 2020, with 17,751 applying for permits, the activity report for 2020 said. According to the Umut (Hope) Foundation, a leading advocate of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Azerbaiyán,Armenia,Rusia,Israel,Turquía,Estados Unidos,Reino Unido

Arms Supplies to Armenia and Azerbaijan

17 February 2021

EVN

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been embroiled in an intense and violent ethnic conflict over Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) for over three decades. The conflict is at the very core of the modern statehoods of both countries. It has resulted in two full-scale wars in 1992-94 and 2020 and regular skirmishes, with the most significant one being the 2016 Four Day April War. The conflict has led to both countries becoming among the most militarized countries in the world. A 2019... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jamaica,Venezuela,Haití,Honduras,Trinidad y Tobago,México,Belice,Colombia,El Salvador,Brasil,Puerto Rico,Guatemala,Pakistán,Panamá,Costa Rica,Nicaragua,Uruguay,República Dominicana,Perú,Ecuador,Paraguay,Argentina,Chile,Bolivia

InSight Crime's 2020 Homicide Round-Up

29 January 2021

InSight Crime

While unrest gripped much of Latin America in 2019, it was the coronavirus that took center stage and ripped through the region in 2020, upending everything from commercial trade to the operations of local gangs and transnational criminal organizations. It's too early to tell with any degree of certainty how exactly the pandemic may have impacted levels of violence, but there were notable developments, including significant reductions in El Salvador, Guatemala,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malasia

Hunting Permits for 3,500 Firearms Revoked

19 August 2020

MalayMail (Malaysia)

Hunting permits for 3,500 firearm licensees have been revoked, said Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador. He said the revocation of the licences was made to stop illegal poaching activities which appeared to be rampant in the country. "We have issued about 8,500 firearm licences and out of that number, 3,500 holders have been disqualified for hunting while the rest will be withdrawn in stages. "However, we will allow it (firearm licences) with... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia

The Gun Culture Underlying Thailand's First Mass Shooting

19 February 2020

Reuters

Normally serene Thailand has been on edge since a rogue soldier went on the rampage in a northeastern city this month, killing 29 people in a shooting spree that ended in a standoff with police at a shopping mall. Ten days later, a man walked into a clinic in a busy Bangkok shopping mall and gunned down his ex-wife before fleeing the scene. He was later arrested. The killings, along with several other high-profile gun crimes, have called attention to the high rate of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia

Aftermath of Thailand's Worst Mass Shooting

17 February 2020

al Jazeera

Korat, Thailand - The day of horror started like any other Saturday for Tanatit, "Tok", 43, a moto-taxi driver who works in front of Nakhon Ratchasima's Terminal 21 shopping centre. He was sitting with a group of other riders - making light of another busy day - chatting, laughing between rides. The men could not have known they were about to witness a massacre. "He just walked up and started shooting. He killed two people right here," Tok told Al Jazeera, pointing to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia

The Underlying Trends of the Korat Mall Massacre

17 February 2020

Channel News Asia

BANGKOK: The mass shooting at the Terminal 21 mall in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima (or Korat) over the weekend is unprecedented in Thailand. It raises serious questions about the security of arms in the Royal Thai Armed Forces. It also sheds light on corruption in the armed forces and on Thailand's gun culture in general. The assailant killed at least 29, including civilians, soldiers and police responders and wounded scores more with a staggering amount of firepower... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia

Business Spat Behind Mass Shooting

10 February 2020

New York Times

BANGKOK — Thailand's army commander said Tuesday the soldier who killed 29 people in a shooting rampage had not been treated fairly in a land deal involving his commander and such arrangements would have to be halted. The gunman killed his superior officer and the officer's mother-in-law, stole weapons and a vehicle and headed to a popular shopping mall in a northeastern city where he holed up for hours before security officers killed him. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia

Stockpile Security Lapses in Thai Mass Shooting

10 February 2020

Voice of America

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, THAILAND - It's still unclear how a Thai soldier managed to steal heavy weapons from an army base which he then used to kill 29 people and hold off security forces for almost 16 hours while he was holed up in a popular shopping mall. That he could is less surprising, say experts in military matters. The question has a special sting because the country's tough-talking army commander just a few weeks ago gave a high-profile interview in which he said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia

Thai Soldier Kills 29 in Mall Mass Shooting

9 February 2020

New York Times

KORAT, Thailand — The authorities killed the gunman near the cold storage refrigerators of the Foodland supermarket in the mall he terrorized during Thailand's deadliest mass shooting. It was just before 9 local time on Sunday morning — 18 hours after he fired the first shots in a relentless spree that left at least 29 people dead and 58 injured in the city of Korat, northeast of Bangkok. Thailand's prime minister said the rampage started with a real estate... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia

At least 20 Dead in Thai Mall Mass Shooting

8 February 2020

Washington Post

BANGKOK — A Thai soldier rampaged through a bustling shopping mall and a nearby army camp on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 20 people, authorities said, in a shooting he partly live-streamed on Facebook. The chaotic violence triggered a tense standoff with the gunman, who was holed up in the mall into the early morning darkness. The alleged shooter, toting an assault rifle and clad in camouflage and a helmet, was identified by authorities as 32-year-old... (GunPolicy.org)

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Laos,Myanmar,China

Chinese Arms Smuggled to Myanmar Armed Groups Via Laos

28 January 2020

Asia Times

In recent months, Asian intelligence officials and well-placed ethnic sources have confirmed to Asia Times that much of the Chinese weaponry purchased by the UWSA [United Wa State Army] since 2011 has been channeled through neighboring Laos. Official end-user certificates (EUCs) issued to cover exports by state-run manufacturers such as North China Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO) and China National Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (responsible for... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

Punjab Gun Applicants Required to Plant 10 Trees

30 July 2019

CNN

Indian officials have launched a creative new initiative to boost the number of trees in a Punjab state district, requiring all prospective gun owners to plant 10 tree saplings before their application will be considered. Potential applicants in Ferozepur district will each have to plant 10 saplings and take selfies with them, which they must show to authorities when they go to pick up gun license application forms. A month later, they need to once again take... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jordania

Jordanians Polarized by Effort to Restrict Firearms

22 July 2019

Al-Monitor

The Jordanian government is pushing to amend a 67-year-old law regulating the possession of firearms in the kingdom. If the amendments pass, Jordanians would have six months to hand over unlicensed handguns, automatic and semi-automatic firearms or face heavy penalties. The proposed amendments would also restrict the issuance of new licenses and cancel permits to carry guns. The legislation to replace the current 1952 law is being debated in an extraordinary session of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jordania

Jordan Pushes Bill to Limit Firearm Ownership

6 July 2019

The Jerusalem Post

Members of Jordan's lower house are working to push forward a bill that would prevent citizens from purchasing automatic or semi-automatic firearms, even if they are to be used for hunting. The legislation does not grandfather in those who already own such weapons, forcing people with legal permits to hand them over to the authorities. It is said that a big reason for this reform revolves around King Abdullah II, who is cracking down on festive firing at celebrations.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jordania

92% of Crime Guns are Unlicensed in Jordan

2 July 2019

Jordan Times

Minister of Interior Salameh Hammad touched a sensitive cord when he revealed on Sunday during a parliamentary debate on the amendments to the legislation on "weapons and ammunition" that 92 per cent of all violent crimes committed in the country are carried out with unlicensed arms. For starters, the mere mention of the right to carry arms in Jordan, legal or otherwise, has been a taboo for much too long in the country. The carrying and/or keeping of arms by people in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia

Profile of Guns in Thailand

9 June 2019

Bangkok Post

"If you have a gun, shoot me," shouted Preecha Kunthong before he was hit with several bullets between the eyes and killed on May 19 in Saraburi's Muang district while buying a packet of instant coffee. The 59-year-old man, who had that morning gone to breakfast with a friend at the local market, allegedly fell into an argument with the shooter as he stood in line at a convenience store opposite Saraburi Hospital. This story isn't an unusual one in the country with... (GunPolicy.org)

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