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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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Arabia Saudita,Bélgica

Belgium Main EU Exporter of Guns to Middle East [FR]

6 May 2016

Sud Info (Belgium)

[Translated summary: A report from the EU on firearm exports indicates that Belgium was, in 2014, the largest European exporter of firearms and the second largest exporter of ammunition to the Middle East, specially Saudi Arabia. The country exported 259,9 million Euros worth of firearms and 187,9 million Euros in ammunition during 2014.] Ce classement ressort du rapport annuel de l'Union européenne sur les exportations d'armes. Officiellement, la Belgique se situe... (GunPolicy.org)

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Europa,Europa Oriental,Croacia,Bulgaria,Francia,Albania,Arabia Saudita,Siria,Serbia,Asia Occidental,Iraq,Yemen,Eslovaquia,Sudán

Balkan Gun Trade Fuels Crime, Terrorism in Europe, Asia

16 April 2016


The arsenal discovered in the apartment of Reda Kriket, a suspected terrorist arrested on March 24th near Paris, included explosives, Kalashnikov AK-47 rifles and a machine pistol from Croatia. The terrorists who staged the attacks last November in Paris employed AK-47s made by Zastava, a Serbian manufacturer. The Kouachi brothers, who attacked the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo the previous January, used Kalashnikov ammunition made in Bosnia. Whatever else these... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Saudi Arabian Authorities Crack Down on Online Arms Dealers

18 June 2014

Arab News (Jeddah)

The Interior Ministry is closely monitoring and tracking down arms trafficking through the Internet and social networking sites. Mansour Al-Turki, the ministry's spokesman, said violators — either individuals or website operators — will be treated as criminals. He pointed out that trade in weapons and its accessories are prohibited in the Kingdom. Al-Turki said competent security agencies regularly follow up and track the information and data available on trade... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Going to a Saudi Wedding Celebration? Leave Your Gun at Home

15 May 2014

Saudi Gazette, Opinion

I don't know what kind of thrill some people get by firing machine guns and other weapons into the air during wedding celebrations and other festive occasions. Several years ago the Ministry of Interior banned the use of weapons and firearms during wedding parties after several unfortunate incidents occurred which turned these occasions of joy and happiness into tragedies. However, recently there has been an increase in such incidents, the latest of which was the death... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bahrein,Arabia Saudita

Saudi Man Avoids Bahrain Jail After 'Showing Off' Unlicensed Handgun

14 May 2014

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)

A man who pulled out a gun in a Manama bar will avoid prison. The 59-year-old Saudi was "showing off" his newly purchased firearm to a Bahraini in April 2012. He told him he had just bought the 6.5mm Italian handgun from a man in the street outside. However, the 29-year-old customer he showed it to alerted hotel security guards, who called police. The High Criminal Court convicted him of possessing an unlicensed weapon and ammunition, but handed him a suspended... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Health, Security Experts Warn Against Carrying Illegal Guns in Saudi Arabia

30 March 2014

Saudi Gazette

MAKKAH – Security and social experts on Monday warned against carrying unlicensed weapons and said the deadly arms should not be left in the hands of irresponsible or mentally unstable citizens because they may use them to commit crimes at moments of extreme anger or frustration. Speaking to Makkah daily, the experts asked for severe punishment for anyone carelessly carrying illegitimate arms. They also asked for intensifying control and supervision over firearms so... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania,Sudáfrica,Arabia Saudita,Sierra Leona

German Arms Go Into Child Soldiers' Hands

15 February 2014

Turkish Weekly / Deutsche Welle / Voice of Russia (Moscow)

With Germany being one of the largest arms exporters, many of the resources are going to the countries where children are used as exploiters in the military. Michael D, one of the former soldiers, who is currently living in Berlin states: "We were mostly deployed for attacks. We were often the first to be sent into combat and had to dodge the flurry of bullets." Since he was a young boy, he was forced to become a soldier in his native country, Sierra Leone, where he... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,República Democrática del Congo,Alemania,Reino Unido,Myanmar,Israel,Unión Europea,Italia,España,Egipto,Francia,Libia,Arabia Saudita

European Arms Sales to Middle East Reach Record Level, NGOs Concerned

1 February 2014

Ekklesia (UK)

European Union countries licensed arms exports in 2012 valued at €39.9 billion, according to newly released figures. This included a record €9.7 billion in sales to the Middle East – a 22 percent increase on sales in the previous year. The statistics are revealed in the Fifteenth Annual Report on Control of Exports of Military Technology and Equipment. The European Network Against the Arms Trade (ENAA) says that the figures show little change in arms export... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita,Yemen

Firearms Smuggling Attempt Foiled in Saudi Arabia

17 January 2014

Arab News (Jeddah)

JEDDAH - Border Guards in the Addayer area of Jazan foiled an attempt to smuggle firearms and ammunition through Saudi-Yemeni borders, but were unable to catch the smugglers, who fled toward Yemen's borders. "They left what they were carrying and fled back to where they came from," said Gen. Abdulaziz Al-Subhi, Jazan's Border Guard commander. He said the smugglers were spotted by a patrol that prevented the smuggling of 118 pistols and 235 magazines. Meanwhile,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Saudi Man Hunting Stray Dogs Kills Self Accidentally With Unregistered Gun

6 January 2014

Arab News (Jeddah)

Jeddah - The menace of stray dogs cost a man his life as he killed himself accidentally with a hunting firearm in Al-Aqiq in Baha on Sunday while attempting to shoot the dogs. A police official said the man, in his twenties, was found dead next to his car apparently shooting himself while trying to kill stray dogs. Col. Saad Turad, spokesman for Baha Police, told Arab News that preliminary investigations revealed that a gunshot broke the man's skull as it came... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita,Libia,India,Georgia,Egipto,Yemen,Vietnam,Turquía,Siria,Alemania,Bahamas

Questions Asked Over Germany's Arms Exports

16 December 2013

Deutsche Welle

For a long time, arms exports to regions in conflict were taboo for the German government. However, the growing number of arms deals with Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia or Qatar, or with Asian countries like India and Indonesia suggests that these could soon become a pillar of German foreign and security policy. This, at least, is the warning expressed in this year's weapons exports report published in Berlin on Monday (16.12.2013) by the Joint Church and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Saudi Authorities Seize Arms, Ammo from Smugglers

27 November 2013

Saudi Gazette

JAZAN — Smugglers are using various means to evade security personnel and smuggle arms, drugs, alcohol and other items into the country, said residents living near the borders. Residents in these border towns have become aware of the means used by these smugglers, who also use the mountains to enter the country. Mountains near the border have provided a safe haven for smugglers to hide drugs, arms and alcohol, said Border Guards. Some have also set up breweries in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Billions in Legal Gun Imports to Saudi Arabia in 2012, Smuggling Rising

5 October 2013

Arab News (Jeddah)

RIYADH - The value of weapons, ammunition and their accessories imported into Saudi Arabia for personal use exceeded SR3.4 billion in 2012, according to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA). The Customs Department has thwarted attempts to smuggle more than 10,000 pieces of arms and ammunition into the Kingdom. Border guards also managed to thwart attempts to smuggle more than 132,000 pieces of weaponry and ammunition during the first six months of the current... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Two Men Arrested After Unregistered Gun Used in Saudi Shooting

6 June 2013

Arab News (Saudi Arabia)

RIYADH - Riyadh police yesterday arrested two men who opened fire at Romansiya Restaurant in Al-Suwaidi district on Monday. "The brothers have admitted to the crime and explained the incident in detail to the police," said Riyadh police spokesman Col. Nasser bin Saeed Al-Qahtani. The elder brother admitted that he arrived at the restaurant after hearing about his brother's involvement in a fight with the restaurant workers. He said he started firing his gun randomly... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita,Libia,México,Alemania

Weapons Exports Reveal Faults in German System

30 May 2013

Deutsche Welle

Germany prides itself on having "strict, even restrictive regulations" for the export of weapons of war. All the same, German weapons regularly show up in regions they should not be in. For years, every single government coalition in Germany has stated that the country has particularly strict regulations for sales of weapons of war to foreign countries. Regularly, however, weapons used abroad but "made in Germany" get into the news. People are outraged when assault... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Saudi Youths Jailed for Brandishing Guns

11 April 2013

Gulf News (Dubai)

Manama - A Saudi court has sentenced three young men to spend time in jail and to be lashed for brandishing a gun in public. Two defendants, including the son of a well-known businessman, were given 15 months in prison and 60 lashes, while the third was handed 24 months in jail and 50 lashes and was barred from leaving the country for two years afterwards, Saudi daily Okaz reported on Thursday. The lashes will be given out over three times, including twice in front of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suecia,Uruguay,Finlandia,Iraq,Arabia Saudita,Chipre,Suiza,Yemen,Serbia,Estados Unidos

10 Nations with Highest Gun Ownership

12 March 2013


Bangalore: "Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins," said novelist Ayn Rand. In an era where the misuse of guns and ammunitions are leading to massacres, it is no more a place of nonviolence. Arms and ammunitions leave bitter memories and scar the human race for ages to come. Here are the 10 countries with highest gun ownership, as listed by yahoo.com. USA: USA tops the list of countries with highest gun ownership and this no surprise! The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Qatar,Omán,Kuwait,Bahamas,Alemania,Arabia Saudita

Germany Doubles Arms Supplies to Persian Gulf Nations

25 February 2013

RT-TV Novosti (Russia)

German military exports to Persian Gulf nations doubled in 2012 amid repeatedly-voiced international concerns over gross human rights violations in the region. The German government has been fiercely accused of unscrupulousness in arms sales. The latest report published by Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper suggests that German arms export to the six nations belonging to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf has grown two-fold, from 570... (GunPolicy.org)

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