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Canadá,Arabia Saudita

Canadians Caught Off Guard by Mystery $1.2m Gun Sale to Saudi Arabia

4 July 2009

Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba)

Local politicians and peace advocates are chagrined that Manitoba is selling guns to Saudi Arabia, one of the most authoritarian countries in the world. "I think a Canadian company exporting small arms to the Middle East is a disgrace," said Winnipeg Centre NDP MP Pat Martin. "Arms dealers fuel conflicts, plain and simple, and God knows what violence the Saudis are sponsoring this month." Federal trade and export data shows that an unknown Manitoba gun manufacturer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá,Arabia Saudita

Canada Sends $1.2m in Guns to Saudi Arabia in Mysterious, Secret Sale

2 July 2009

Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba exported a cache of guns worth $1.2 million to Saudi Arabia last year, but the federal government won't say who sold them, who bought them, or what they were used for. According to international-trade data available on the Industry Canada website, Manitoba exported a total of $3.1 million in "arms and ammunition" to foreign countries last year. That could include anything from flame-throwers to shotgun cartridges to rocket-launchers, and it's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalia,Etiopía,Eritrea,Yemen,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Arabia Saudita,Asia Occidental

Weapons for Warlords: Gun Running, Arms Trafficking in the Gulf of Aden

18 June 2009

Jamestown Foundation (USA) / Terrorism Monitor Volume 7, Issue 17, Web page

In the Hobbesian anarchy that has been the norm in Somalia since the late 1980s, the proliferation of weapons has been associated not only with the pursuit of political power but also with international terrorism and the protection and furtherance of economic objectives in the region. Somalia lies at the heart of regional arms trafficking networks that include governments and private traders in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Developed over many years, this... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá,Arabia Saudita,Naciones Unidas

Canada Pushes Global Gun Trade Treaty While Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia

23 January 2008

Montreal Gazette (Quebec)

Armed violence kills 1,000 people and injures another 3,000 people around the world every day. Unless steps are taken to bring the arms trade under control, the toll from armed violence is expected to surpass within a decade the devastation caused by diseases such as malaria and measles. Currently, 8 million new small arms flood the world market every year. According to a global movement against gun violence, the International Action Network on Small Arms, these arms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Saudi Child Kills Five Year-old, Wounds Second Child With Unattended Gun

19 September 2007

Arab News (Jeddah)

RIYADH — A child playing with an unattended firearm on a farm in Al-Kharj shot a five-year-old in the head, killing him instantly, and shot another child in the leg, Riyadh police reported yesterday. Police believe the shootings were accidental, a result of negligence on the part of an elderly man who left the loaded gun where a child could find it. Police said the children and the elderly man were all related to each other but didn't say how. The age of the child... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Saudi Arabia Introduces New Gun Laws, Penalties Up to 30 Years in Prison

28 April 2007

Asharq Alawsat (Riyadh)

RIYADH, Asharq Al-Awsat — The Saudi Ministry of Interior has doubled the duration of licenses to own or carry a weapon to ten years [for individuals] and to five years for marksmanship clubs and stores that sell weapons under a new bill for arms and ammunition. The bill which was approved recently by the Interior Minister, Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz, has specified that the age for practicing shooting at clubs would be set at 18 and a license to own and carry a weapon... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bahrein,Arabia Saudita

Saudi Teacher Gets 6mths Suspended Sentence for Taking Gun to Bahrain

19 February 2007

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)

A Saudi teacher was yesterday handed a six-month suspended jail sentence for trying to bring a gun and ammunition into Bahrain earlier this month. The 45-year-old was caught with a revolver and three bullets as he tried to enter the country across King Fahad Causeway on February 7. He claimed he forgot to remove them from under his seat before he left Saudi Arabia. The High Criminal Court suspended his sentence for three years, but fined him BD500 and confiscated the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

10,000 Cases of Gun Misuse in a Year

11 November 2004

Arab News (Jeddah)

In one week the local papers carried three news items about people using guns in disputes. In one of the stories, a group of armed men surrounded a mosque demanding to get hold of one of the worshippers because he was involved in a land dispute. In a second, the imam of a mosque in a small town used a gun to threaten one of the worshippers who insisted on leading the prayers himself. The third incident happened in Jeddah; it was a violent dispute over land. Seven armed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Foreigners Can Now Carry Guns

24 June 2004


RIYADH — Saudi Arabia will allow foreigners who feel threatened by the wave of militant violence in the kingdom to carry guns for their protection, Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz said. "In principle a Saudi has the right to carry a weapon, if he has a permit. Likewise a foreign resident, if he felt in danger he could get a permit to carry a weapon," Nayef was quoted as saying by the official Saudi Press Agency on Thursday. "I mean a personal weapon... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Traditional Gunshots Nearly Killed the Groom

10 May 2004

Arab News (Jeddah)

QATEEF — A young man spent his wedding night in hospital after he was accidentally shot by one of the invited guests, Okaz reported. It is a custom in Qateef to fire shots into the air to celebrate happy occasions. The man was fortunately in stable condition and the celebrations continued. Police have banned the use of firearms on such... (GunPolicy.org)

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Asia Occidental,Arabia Saudita

Legalizing Sales of 'Symbol of Manhood' in Saudi Arabia

29 February 2004

Arab News (Jeddah)

The people of every country have their own social traditions and customs which they would like to see preserved and protected. In parts of the Kingdom, the local population value their customs inherited from their ancestors and would not hesitate to protect them at any cost. The habit of carrying weapons, whether traditional or modern firearms, is one such custom. These people consider possessing a piece of weaponry as something complementary to their personality and a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita

Warning on Firearms Registration

16 June 2003

Arab News (Jeddah)

JEDDAH — Saudi citizens were warned yesterday by the Interior Ministry to renew their firearms licenses, and threatened with stiff penalties if they fail to do so on time, according to a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. Holders must renew their annual firearms licenses within three months of the expiration date or risk cancellation or a fine of SR1,000. An amnesty for Saudis to surrender unlicensed firearms expired at the end of February 2003,... (GunPolicy.org)

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