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Critics Say German Report on Weapons Exports Reveals Little

30 January 2013

Deutsche Welle

Critics says the government's report on arms exports lacks transparency: exporting companies are not named, and government sales are merely summarized. Yet the government claims it's in-depth and detailed. How is it that time and again military equipment "made in Germany" shows up in war zones, despite German government claims that it handles its weapon exports "restrictively" and that it maintains a broad ban on exports to countries with questionable track records for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Three Dead, One Injured After Shooting in Sweden

14 January 2013

Local (Sweden)

A shooting on Sunday night has Örebro police investigating the deaths of three people, including one suspected gunman, while a 19-year-old woman has been seriously injured. A gun was involved in the incident but the police would not give any details, nor would they specify what the woman's injuries were. The suspect is believed to have killed himself after fatally shooting at least one other man, also in his twenties. The police were alerted at about 1am on Monday... (GunPolicy.org)

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Four Shootings in Sweden as Organised Crime Spreads

23 September 2012

Local (Sweden)

While efforts to clamp down on criminal networks in Sweden's larger cities have been successful, gangs are re-forming in smaller towns. The newspaper Aftonbladet has mapped out serious organized crime in Sweden. It found that although several organized criminal networks have been broken up and gang ties have weakened, new networks have at the same time formed across Sweden. One example is the town of Eskilstuna in the south-east, which experienced spiralling violence... (GunPolicy.org)

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British MPs Say Arms Exports Need More Oversight

17 September 2012

Guardian (UK)

British arms exports should be subjected to prior scrutiny by MPs and the risk that the weapons could be used for internal repression must be assessed much more effectively than in the past, two leading members of Labour's shadow cabinet have told the Guardian. A radical shift in Labour's policy on the arms trade, with tougher controls, and greater transparency and accountability, is spelt out by Douglas Alexander and Jim Murphy, the shadow foreign and defence... (GunPolicy.org)

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Daytime Shootings On the Rise in Sweden, Police Say People at Risk

10 September 2012

Local (Sweden)

Criminals in Sweden are becoming more prone to firing gunshots in broad daylight, according to a new study, increasingly putting innocent passersby in harm's way. Gunfire in Sweden is no longer a phenomenon restricted to out of the way alleys in the cover of darkness. To an ever greater extent, Swedish criminals are opening fire in the middle of the day and in places where there is an increased risk of innocent bystanders getting caught in the crossfire. On Sunday... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swedish Police Seize Record Number of Illegal Guns

9 August 2012

Local (Sweden)

The number of illegal weapons in Stockholm is growing. So far this year 171 pistols and submachine guns have been reported, according to police, an increase of 25 percent since last year. If the trend continues, all points to a record year for illegal guns seized in Stockholm, reports daily Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) Though it is still unusual that young offenders are caught with illegal weapons, an increase is discernible here too, according to police. "Those who... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swedish Teen Girl Dies After Being Shot in the Head

7 August 2012

Local (Sweden)

A 17-year-old girl who was shot in a northern Stockholm apartment on Monday afternoon has died in hospital, and police have arrested the 18-year-old gunman on suspicion of murder. The shots were fired around 1pm on Monday in an apartment in Sollentuna, a suburb in northern Stockholm. Police were quick to the scene arresting the 18-year-old gunman and taking a further three people in for interrogation. The victim of the shooting was rushed in an emergency helicopter... (GunPolicy.org)

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Two Shootings in Three Nights, Swedish Police Blame Drugs and Gangs

2 August 2012

Local (Sweden)

Two men were shot in Eskilstuna near Stockholm on Wednesday night in what police believe to have been the latest exchanges in three days of gang-related violence. According to the police, the men were shot in the legs and were conscious when they were taken to hospital in an ambulance shortly after midnight. The shootings are the third gun-related incident to occur in the town on consecutive evenings and police believe that the shootings are part of a drug-related... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swedish Man Shoots Self After Shooting At Family, Police Chase

27 July 2012

Local (Sweden)

A man who shot at his wife and her daughter, set alight to the family home and then fled from police in western Sweden on Friday morning, finally turned his hunting rifle on himself is now in hospital recovering from gun shot wounds. "It is a family-related incident," said press spokesman Thomas Fuxborg to daily Dagens Nyheter (DN) on Friday morning. Police received a call at 3.23am that a man in his sixties had fired shots against his wife and her adult daughter,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Talks Begin at UN on Global, Legally Binding Arms, Ammo Trade Treaty

4 July 2012

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — The world's nations began a final push Tuesday for the first legally binding global treaty that would regulate the international arms trade and try to prevent the transfer of weapons to armed groups and terrorists. The 193-member U.N. General Assembly is expected to approve the treaty, which has been in the works since 2006, when the U.S. voted against the resolution that launched the process. The Obama administration later reversed the George W.... (GunPolicy.org)

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3 Swedish Journalists Guilty of Weapons Crimes

18 May 2012

Local (Sweden)

The editor-in-chief of Swedish tabloid Expressen and two other journalists with the paper have been convicted of weapons crimes related to a report about how easy it is to buy guns in Malmö in southern Sweden. Expressen's editor Thomas Mattson was convicted of instigating a weapons crime, while former news editor Andreas Johansson was found guilty of being an accessory to a weapons crime. Journalist Diamant Salihu, who actually purchased the gun, was convicted of a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistan a 'Very Gun-friendly Society,' 9 in 10 Owners Unlicensed

30 April 2012

Dawn (Karachi)

On January 25 this year, 32-year-old Waqas, a garment factory employee was hit by a bullet in New Karachi and he died. The bullet was not fired from the gun of a target killer, but by friends of a bridegroom amidst late-night wedding celebrations. Two children aged 10 and 12, died in Sialkot in a similar incident on February 20, when the jubilant brother of a bridegroom unleashed a burst of bullets. Such accidents, almost an every-day affair in Pakistan, never make it... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swedish Minister 'Ignorant' of UN Gun Export Embargo on China

23 April 2012

Local (Sweden)

Sweden's enterprise minster Annie Lööf has come in for heavy criticism following a blunder about Sweden's arms exports. In an interview broadcast on Saturday on Sveriges Radio (SR), Lööf didn't rule out exporting arms to China – despite an arms embargo having been imposed on the country since 1989. "If we don't export weapons to China, as far as pesticides or other equipment for instance, what consequences would that have," said Lööf on the air. When asked... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swedish Govt Suggests Stricter Penalties for Carrying Gun in Public Place

20 January 2012

Local (Sweden)

In a proposal to the Swedish Council on Legislation's (Lagrådet) the government has suggested implementing stricter penalties for carrying a weapon in a public place. However, at present they are not willing to grant police the wire tapping capabilities for less serious crimes, powers which police have long sought. "We have made every effort to signal the need for this and we hope that the government will continue to work on it. We really do need to have these... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swedish Courts 'Go Easy' on Gangsters Needing Guns for Self Defence

8 January 2012

Local (Stockholm)

Being a member of a criminal gang in Sweden can actually result in milder sentences for weapons offences as courts provide leniency in cases in which offenders have been shown to live in a hostile environment and need extra protection. Following the recent spate of killings in Malmö, politicians have promised changes in Sweden's current weapons laws to curb the violence. According to some court's interpretation of current laws, criminals can actually receive milder... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swedish Customs 'Not Focused' on Weapon Smuggling from Denmark

5 January 2012

Local (Stockholm)

The Öresund bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, has long been known to be an important route for weapons smugglers to get their wares into Sweden. Despite this only seven illegal weapons were seized there over the course of 2011. "We have been mainly focusing on drugs," said Anders Trägårdh, head of operations at customs in Malmö, to daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN). The debate about the illegal smuggling of weapons has been given a new lease of life after a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swedish Gun Laws May Be Tightened - Minister for Justice

4 January 2012

Local (Stockholm)

Sweden's minister for justice, Beatrice Ask, says Swedish weapons laws will be looked over, after recent events in Malmö where five people have been shot within the space of a month. "The previous report didn't see a reason to change the law. I am not happy with that and we are looking into it at the moment," Ask told news agency TT. The Chairman for the Committee on Justice, Social Democrat Morgan Johansson, has been demanding that Ask does something about the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swedish Editors Charged for Buying Illegal Pistol, Handing it to Police

27 December 2011

Local (Stockholm)

Thomas Mattsson, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden's largest newspapers, has been charged for instigating a weapons offense. Mattsson heads the Expressen daily newspaper, and in the fall of 2010 he gave one of the newspaper's reporters permission to buy a pistol in Malmö in southern Sweden. Authorization was granted in connection with the reporter's efforts to show how easy it was to obtain a firearm in Sweden. "If journalists can't work under cover, investigative... (GunPolicy.org)

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Murder in Finland, Sweden, Netherlands: Drunk Friends v Criminals - Study

6 October 2011

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

Finland rightly appears rather high on the statistics for violent crime in Europe, but as so often behind the statistical data there lie a number of caveats and a lot of small print. There are, for instance, large differences between different EU nations when it comes to the reasons for homicides and the methods used in such crimes. In Finland, a typical person to commit a homicide is a middle-aged heavy consumer of alcohol and the victim is his drunken contemporary.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nordic Countries Set Sights on Stricter Gun Control after Norway Attacks

16 August 2011

Agence France Presse

STOCKHOLM — In the Nordic countries, where hunting is popular and firearms are plentiful, the twin July 22 attacks that killed 77 people in Norway have spurred lawmakers to consider tighter gun laws. But change will not come without resistance in a region where hunting is viewed by many as a cultural heritage passed down from Viking ancestors, and sport shooting is a favourite pastime. Finland, which has one of the world's highest gun ownership rates at 1.5 million... (GunPolicy.org)

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