Buscar Datos

Prevención de la violencia armada, leyes sobre el control de armas de fuego y el comercio de armas pequeñas:

Noticias sobre las armas de fuego

Filipinas

Senators Criticize Plan to Arm Civilians

20 November 2001

Philippine Sun Star

Metro Manila's streets may teem with scenes similar to those in wild, wild, West movies if the government pushes through with its plan to arm civilians to combat kidnapping and other crimes, Senator Rodolfo Biazon said Friday. Biazon raised fears that if people get hold of guns to combat crime, we might be creating more problems. We might have chaos on the streets and create more problems if we arm them without putting in the necessary security measures … I think... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Philippine Sun Star

4454

Camboya

Cambodia Burns Weapons in Former Khmer Rouge Haunt

24 October 2001

Reuters

PAILIN, Cambodia — Cambodia marked its first arms reduction efforts in areas formerly controlled by the Khmer Rouge on Wednesday by burning more than 5,000 weapons in a one-time rebel jungle stronghold. Officials attending the ceremony in northwestern Pailin hailed the destruction as proof that former rebel zones were no longer a threat to the country's stability. But an independent arms expert estimated there were still an estimated 500,000 illegal weapons... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Reuters

4180

Tailandia

Tourist Areas to Be Gun-Free Zones

10 October 2001

Bangkok Post

Cabinet yesterday approved a draft bill banning guns in specific tourist zones to ensure the safety of visitors. The zones are Pattaya City in Chon Buri, the municipality of Chiang Mai, the entire Phuket province, the municipality of Hat Yai in Songkhla and Samui district of Surat Thani. Under the draft bill, anyone carrying a firearm in these areas would be liable to six months to 10 years' jail and/or a fine of 10,000 to 200,000 baht, even if they have a licence for... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Bangkok Post

6452

Malasia

No Need to Give the Officers Guns!

5 September 2001

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

Guns are for Heads of State, the police, soldiers, security guards, village heads, RELA leaders (in kampungs), rich businessmen and such, for personal protection against criminals, wildlife and threats against the State. However, firearms are definitely NOT for local authority enforcement officers who mostly chase after pirated VCD sellers, gambling den operators, unlicensed business operators and stubborn squatters. This, basically, is what several members of the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : New Straits Times (Malaysia)

5716

Indonesia

Indonesia, Philippine Leaders Agree to Fight Gun-Running

22 August 2001

Agence France Presse

Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri and Philippine President Gloria Arroyo agreed in talks here to stem gun-running along their common sea border, officials said Wednesday. The problem would be tackled under a joint panel being set up to handle bilateral defence and security concerns. It can "help a lot in minimizing or even eliminating the trafficking of firearms in the border-crossing area," Arroyo's national security adviser Roilo Golez said. He was... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Agence France Presse

5360

Tailandia

Fall in Gun Trade Takes Toll

16 July 2001

Bangkok Post

Fewer customers are browsing the displays and there are fewer new faces for the shopkeepers to study. But while the economic crisis has taken its toll here as well, the 60 or more gun shops clustered near Wang Burapha have for the most part remained unchanged. For at least 50 years, this small section of Bangkok has been the heart of the country's licensed gun trade. Like other industries, strict import and sales restrictions have largely protected gun dealers from... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Bangkok Post

5457

Camboya

Cambodia seizes war weapons

9 July 2001

Associated Press

PHNOM PENH — In an attempt to permanently end a quarter century of civil strife, Cambodian authorities are confiscating an average of 104 weapons each day from civilians, a government report said. Since mid-1988, some 112,562 light weapons, including assault rifles and handguns, and several tons of heavier arms, explosives, ammunitions and land mines have been seized, according to the report yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng is scheduled to release the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Associated Press

4243

Tailandia

Gun Shops, Soldiers in Conspiracy

14 April 2001

Bangkok Post

The 60 handguns hijacked by armed men from a warehouse at Don Muang airport on Thursday were intended for gun shops in Hat Yai, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday. They were imported by gun-runners-a conspiracy between soldiers, civilians and gun dealers, a senior police officer said. Mr Thaksin did not name the shops involved, or offer any other details. He had authorised Bangkok police chief Pol Lt-Gen Anant Piromkaew to arrest the suspects, who were... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Bangkok Post

3466

Filipinas

Making a Living in Fake Smith & Wessons

4 March 2001

San Jose Mercury News (California)

DANAO, Philippines — In a hillside shanty next door to his one-room house, Romeo Baton clamped a vise around a hunk of steel in the rough form of a .357 Magnum revolver and began filing the edges. The gunsmith specializes in revolvers, and it takes him 12 days to fabricate a weapon. When he finishes the gun, with its burnished steel and blunt barrel, he will stamp the words on the side: "Made in USA. Smith & Wesson. Springfield, Mass." "You cannot distinguish... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : San Jose Mercury News (California)

5997

Malasia

Malaysia Checks Border, Seas for Arms Looters

3 July 2000

Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia searched its seas and border with Thailand on Monday for a group of arms thieves who ran off with a huge cache of weapons from two army camps, official news reports said. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was quoted by the national Bernama news agency as saying that while there had been no clear proof the arms heist by 15 men in the western state of Perak was politically motivated, it was possible. Mahathir said he feared that the stolen weapons... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Reuters

9777

Camboya

AK-47 and Death Threats Win Bride's Hand

22 June 2000

Reuters

PHNOM PENH — A Cambodian man who was denied his lover's hand in marriage eventually won it after backing up his proposal with an AK-47 assault rifle and a bucket of gasoline. After his lover's family refused his marriage request, 35-year-old Hout Sitha reacted by taking his would-be bride Nha Thavy and her entire family as hostages, the Koh Santepheap newspaper reported Friday. Sitha held them at gunpoint for hours in the incident on Wednesday, threatening to shoot... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Reuters

9797

Tailandia

Thais Run Huge Arms Trade

14 August 1999

Sydney Morning Herald

Thai syndicates with corrupt military links, some using new sea routes out of Cambodia, are at the centre of a growing arms smuggling trade, according to diplomats and senior officials. Intelligence sources say operations dominated by ethnic Chinese in Thailand are increasingly using contacts in southern China and Vietnam, as well as Cambodia, to buy and market weapons. One senior Thai military officer estimates about 80per cent of the arms being smuggled out of... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Sydney Morning Herald

3444

Camboya

Cambodia Destroys 4,000 Illegal Firearms

29 July 1999

Xinhua

PHNOM PENH — More than 4,000 illegal weapons were destroyed Thursday by the Cambodian government with bulldozers at a ceremony in Takmau, Kandal province, about 20 kilometers south of here. Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng presided over the ceremony attended by police and army officers as well as U.N. officials. Sar Kheng said disarming Cambodia is a crucial step in attracting foreign investment. It is the third time for the Cambodian... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Xinhua

12330

Camboya

Gun Theft Threatens Effort to Rid Cambodia of Arms

29 July 1999

Reuters

TAKMAU, Cambodia — Efforts to rid Cambodia of illegal weapons and stem crime are in danger of being thwarted because guns are being pilfered from government arsenals and sold on the black market, a senior official said on Thursday. "According to reports many new guns from warehouses are being trafficked at markets so I ask Phnom Penh authorities and others involved to investigate this immediately," said Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng. "If we... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Reuters

12168

Camboya

Cambodia Protests Over US Embassy's Seizure of Arms Parts

22 May 1999

Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia lodged a protest Saturday with the U.S. Embassy over the impounding of a mysterious shipment of weapons parts to Cambodia, calling the act disrespectful of the country's arms control laws. A crate containing spare parts for U.S.-made M-16 assault rifles was found when officials from the embassy and the Cambodian Mine Action Center were checking a shipment of medical equipment donated by the United States to the government-run... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Associated Press

11364

Camboya

Cambodia Government Crushes Nearly 4,000 Guns

5 May 1999

Reuters

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday took part in the destruction of almost 4,000 confiscated guns as part of his government's drive to rid the country of illegal weapons and improve security. Hun Sen clambered into a bulldozer and drove the machine over rows of old rifles lined up on the track at Phnom Penh's main sports stadium. "The war has ended but it doesn't mean there is complete peace if robbery and stealing have not been abolished,... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Reuters

12035

Indonesia

Gun Sales Are Brisk as Citizens Handle Their Own Security

30 April 1999

Asiaweek

"We have a collection of pistols, paralyzing gas, electric-shock sticks and other types of weapon," says gun trader Suhandjoko. "Just tell me what suits you and I'll come straight away." Yes, business is booming for Jakarta gun merchants, as more and more citizens take the law into their own hands. Small arms are even sold in upscale cafes and pubs. One consumer, banker Nathaliel Lie, bought his FN-45 pistol at a disco. The gun and 12 bullets cost him $900. If he... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Asiaweek

1036

Camboya

Gun Ban Starts in Cambodia

7 April 1999

BBC World Service

An operation leading to a nationwide ban on guns in Cambodia has started in the capital, Phnom Penh. The authorities have blamed the large number of guns in circulation, thought to be about half a million, for a recent upsurge in cases of armed robberies and kidnappings, particularly in the capital. Initially, road checkpoints will ensure that no motorists are carrying weapons. House-to-house checks will be carried out later. Most guns are unregistered, a result of... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : BBC World Service

6743

Camboya

Losing Battle to Curb Gun Culture

19 February 1999

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

PHNOM PENH — At least two-thirds of homes in the capital [of Cambodia] illegally hold firearms or hand grenades, another disturbing symptom of the country's cycle of violence, officials said yesterday. They estimate there are more than 100,000 firearms in the city, but only 6,000 are properly registered. A weapons census and crackdown was launched in October after a rise in armed robberies, domestic violence and other crimes. Weapons from the civil war, which... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

6218

Camboya

Cambodian Capital Cracks Down on Illegal Weapons

12 October 1998

Xinhua

PHNOM PENH — Facing a recent surge in crime, Phnom Penh municipality decided to take tough measures to crack down on illegal weapons, according to an announcement from the municipality here Monday. Beginning November 1, local officials and police are to go door to door to ask residents if they have any illegal weapons and explosives. Those who have the weapons, including state institutions, factories, businesses, and people's residences, must have gun licenses, the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lea el artículo entero : Xinhua

13251