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Reino Unido

Police Charge Man With Fatal Shooting of British Lawmaker

18 June 2016


London -- Police have charged 52-year-old Thomas Mair with the brazen killing of British politician Jo Cox. Investigators are now looking into whether Mair -- who is described by neighbors as a loner -- had ties to right-wing extremism. Cox, a member of Britain's Parliament, was killed Thursday in a brazen attack on a street in her district in northern England. "We have now charged a man with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

UK Has Tight Firearm Laws and Low Rates of Gun Violence

17 June 2016


The United Kingdom is famous for its tight firearm laws and low rates of gun-related violence. Its measures on owning guns are so strict, the shooting death of parliament member Jo Cox on Thursday left the nation stunned. Those who want to own firearms go through an onerous process that includes an application through the local police department, a cover letter, references and in some cases, doctor visits. Unlike the United States, which has an estimated 101 guns per... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

Shooting Death of MP Surprises UK With Its Strict Gun Laws

16 June 2016

Washington Post

Four days after the horrific mass shooting in Orlando sparked a fresh debate about gun control in the United States, a fatal attack on a politician in Britain is bringing attention to that country's gun control policies. Jo Cox, a member of the British Parliament for the center-left Labour Party, was shot and stabbed while meeting with constituents near the northern city of Leeds on Thursday. According to police, the 41-year-old has died of her injuries. Any physical... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia,Alemania,Reino Unido,Estados Unidos

How Worldwide Firearm Policies Change After a Mass Shooting

16 June 2016

Washington Post

In the wake of the massacre in Orlando, which killed 49 people, Americans are feeling frustrated about the prevalence of gun violence in the United States and are wondering what must be done to stop it. This has renewed the debate about whether stricter gun control laws could prevent mass shootings. Perhaps there's something to be learned from countries such as Australia, Britain and Germany. After enacting stricter gun control legislation, those countries have seen a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

Slaying of MP is Surprising Due to Low Gun Violence in the UK

16 June 2016

USA Today, Opinion

The Associated Press "Urgent" wire started flashing. "British lawmaker Jo Cox has died after shooting attack in her constituency," it said in the usual dry language of such alerts. And I felt my heart thumping. How could this have happened in the land of my birth and upbringing? How could the American scourge of gun violence that had just killed 49 innocents in Orlando – and, to be honest, to which I have become almost numb – have spread there? After all, in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Noruega,Estados Unidos

What Could Americans Learn from Norway's Gun Laws?

16 June 2016

Kera News (USA)

Nearly five year ago, Anders Breivik carried out two attacks in Norway, taking 77 lives. Breivik's massacre began on July 22, 2011, with a car bomb in Oslo that killed eight people. Later that day, using a semi-automatic rifle, he went on a shooting rampage on the island of Utoya, killing another 69 people, most of whom were young campers. How did Norway react? And does it offer any lessons for the US — a nation that has once again been devastated by a mass... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

Why MP Jo Cox's Gun Murder Is So Shocking for Britain

16 June 2016

Time (USA)

Jo Cox, a Member of Parliament for the Batley and Spens constituency in the north of England was shot and stabbed to death on Thursday, shocking Britain. and provoking an outpouring of sympathy from citizens and politicians from across the globe. The killing, which police are still investigating, would have been jarring anywhere in the world. But in Britain, where guns are tightly controlled and gun violence is a rare event, the attack is all the more appalling. Even... (GunPolicy.org)

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Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Estados Unidos,Italia,Alemania,Reino Unido,Países Bajos,Sudáfrica,Irán,Corea del Norte,Arabia Saudita

Gun Trade Still Growing at Expense of Development - Study

8 June 2016

Inter Press Service News Agency

UNITED NATIONS - A report released by The Small Arms Survey here Monday shows the alarming rate at which the trade of small arms and light weapons has been increasing. Under Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN last September, UN member states have agreed to significantly reduce illicit arms trade flows by 2030. "The Sustainable Development Agenda puts a clear emphasis on arms as one of the elements that will need to be taken into account for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

UK Arms Industry Needs Tougher Regulation

8 June 2016

Liberal Democrat Voice (UK)

The UK's arms industry is one of the most prolific and lucrative in the world. From fighter jets to armoured vehicles to small arms, our arms dealers have a lot to offer the world by way of military equipment. No one will deny the power this industry wields in Britain. Until as recently as 2002, UK citizens and companies could arrange the transfer of arms between any other countries in the world (apart from those under a binding UN arms embargo) with complete impunity... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita,Italia,Alemania,Reino Unido,Países Bajos,Estados Unidos,Irán,Corea del Norte,Emiratos Árabes Unidos

Global Gun Trade Leapt 17 Percent in Aftermath of Arab Spring

7 June 2016

Deutsche Welle

Global trade in small arms hit $6 billion (5.3 billion euros) in 2013, a jump of 17 percent over the previous year, according to a non-profit arms-tracking organization, which released its results at a UN conference in New York on Monday. The report, which was produced by the Swiss-based Small Arms Survey, again found that the United States was, by far, both the largest exporter and importer of small arms and light weapons, exporting a record $1.1 billion worth of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Corea del Norte,Irán,Reino Unido,Suiza,Alemania,Arabia Saudita,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Estados Unidos,Italia

Switzerland Loses Top Slot in Gun Trade Transparency Ranking

7 June 2016


For the first time since 2007, Switzerland gave up the top spot in the Small Arms Survey's latest evaluation of the most transparent small arms exporters. "Its lower score in comparison with previous years reflects less complete reporting to United Nations Comtrade [UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database] and a lack of information on licence denials," the authors said in the 2016 bulletin published on Monday. Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

UK Law Forces Police to Subsidise Cost of Shooting 'Hobby'

3 June 2016

Police Professional (UK)

Although the cost of applying for firearms licences increased in 2015, forces still have to pay for administration and conducting background checks. Former Kent PCC Ann Barnes, replaced by Matthew Scott in May, had long campaigned against police covering the costs, claiming the process was only subsiding a certain group's hobby. But just four weeks after assuming office, Mr Scott has announced he will release £39,000 to hire new staff to help the department clear... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

Boss of UK's Biggest Known Gun Smuggling Ring Gets 35 Years

3 June 2016

Guardian, Press Association (UK)

The ringleader of Britain's biggest known gun-smuggling operation has been sentenced to 35 years in jail for shipping £100,000 worth of weapons from the same source used in the Charlie Hebdo terror attack. Harry Shilling bragged "we [are] now officially gangsters" after 22 assault rifles and nine Skorpion sub-machine guns from eastern Europe sailed up the river Medway from Boulogne in France. The 26-year-old and Michael Defraine, 30, were found guilty of gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Europa

Europe Must Improve, Share Gun Data to Cut Violence - Study

25 May 2016

BBC News

Governments across Europe need to improve the way they gather and share information about firearms to cut gun crime, a major UK-led report has said. Researchers' main concern was the lack of emphasis placed by some countries on investigating the source of weapons. As part of the study, experts examined 1,000 gun cartridge cases from Serbia and found links to 50 shootings. The findings of the research project, led by Coventry University, will be presented in Brussels... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

Armed Police to Patrol Six of London's Gun Crime Hotspots

25 May 2016

BBC News

Armed police patrols will target London's gun crime hotspots such as Hackney, Lambeth and Southwark after a rise in the number of shootings. Met Police chiefs say there are more guns on the streets which have fuelled a "significant" rise in the number of shootings in the past three months. There were 226 shootings in 2015. So far this year there have been 122, with a particular rise since March. Newham, Haringey and Brent were also highlighted as shooting... (GunPolicy.org)

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Farmers' Lobby Protests Online-only Gun Licensing in Ireland

16 May 2016

Farming Life

Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI), The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), and the Gun Trade Guild Northern Ireland (GTG NI) had been working in partnership with the PSNI's Firearms and Explosives Branch since late 2015 on the development of online application forms. In late April, however, PSNI publicly announced plans to scrap paper applications completely, moving 100 per cent to online applications by July/August this year. Countryside groups... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

Eleven Gun Attacks in Belfast So Far This Year

10 May 2016

Belfast Live (UK)

May 9 will for ever be remembered in Belfast as a day of terror. Three separate shooting incidents occurred within 24 hours in the city, leaving one man dead. So far this year, 11 gun attacks have already hit the greater Belfast area. It started with Conor McKee being shot dead in North Belfast on January 8, with the latest incident seeing 55-year-old delivery driver Dan Murray blasted in his car in West Belfast around 10pm on May 9. Our timeline, below, gives a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

UK War Veteran Jailed Over Huge Stash of Illegal Weapons

30 April 2016

Daily Mail (UK)

A pensioner has been jailed for possessing a 'terrifying arsenal' of illegal weapons at his home in Greater Manchester - including guns, shells and a missile. RAF veteran Harry Jones was secretary of the Tameside Gun Club for nearly 40 years and was a trusted authority on weaponry. But his obsession with firearms led to him amassing the huge stash of weapons, including nine handguns and an Al Capone-style Tommy gun kept in a violin case - all in full working... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Suecia,Reino Unido,Australia,Japón,Suiza,Israel,Sudáfrica

Americans Face Extreme Difficulty Exporting Their Guns

27 April 2016

Wall Street Journal, Blog

When American Tom Heberlein tried to import his firearms to Sweden, he got as far as his transfer in the U.K. before it started to become complicated. There, despite having the correct paperwork, a U.K. customs official said: "You can't have these guns." And thus began Mr. Heberlein's global gun education. Although Mr. Heberlein did, after a lot of negotiation, finally get his guns through U.K. customs and in to Sweden, the entire experience created a hassle he hadn't... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido

137 Guns Handed Over to Police in Lancashire, UK

22 April 2016

Lancashire Evening Post

Thousands of rounds of ammunition have been taken off the streets as part of a county-wide firearms surrender. A total of 3,737 pieces of ammo were handed over to police in Lancashire Police's Western Division which includes Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. Officers in the division also received three live rifles, six live handguns, six shotguns and a total of 15 air powered weapons. The ammunition handed over in the west of the county made up almost 90 per cent of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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