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Kuwait,Asia Occidental

Kuwait Government Calls for Surrender of Firearms

5 March 2022

Arab Times (Kuwait)

The Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Ministry of Interior stated that, based on the directives of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Lieutenant-General Anwar Al-Barjas, to address the crimes of possessing weapons without a license, and to arrest anyone who violates Law No. 6 of 2015 regarding regulating the collection of weapons, ammunition and explosives, and as part of the efforts of the criminal security sector to impose the prestige... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kuwait,Asia Occidental

Kuwait Committed to Combat Against Illicit Trafficking of Firearms

18 October 2018

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

VIENNA -- Assistant Undersecretary of Kuwait's Ministry of Interior for Criminal Security Affairs Maj.-Gen. Khaled Al-Duyayn said Wednesday that his country continues to contribute to the international campaign against organized crimes, including the illicit trafficking and misuse of firearms. Kuwait is working with the State Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime to ensure effective implementation of the Protocol against the Illicit... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Suiza,Unión Europea,Egipto,Arabia Saudita,Yemen,Bahrein,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Qatar,Kuwait,Líbano,Jordania

Arms Trade Treaty Member Nations Flout Gun Trade Rules [FR]

26 August 2016


[Translated summary: Many countries that have signed the Arms Trade Treaty continue to ignore the rules. Only Portugal, Slovenia and Sweden have been completely transparent about their trade. US, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France and Italy continue to sell arms to Egypt which translates into the torture and death of hundreds of people.] Disposer d'un traité sur le commerce des armes, c'est bien. Encore faut-il qu'il soit respecté. Pour Amnesty International, trop... (GunPolicy.org)

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Líbano,Iraq,Jordania,Omán,Egipto,Arabia Saudita,Croacia,Israel,Kuwait,Alemania,España,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Italia,Qatar,Suiza,Estados Unidos

World's Small Arms Trade Reached US$5.8 Billion in 2013

17 June 2016

Israel Homeland Security

The Small Arms Survey (SAS) released its annual Transfers and Transparency trade update for 2016, which reveals that the world's top and the largest of the smaller arms exporters conducted trade to the tune of $5.8bn in 2013. This represents an increase of 17 percent in small arms trade on 2012, which came in at $5bn flat. The United States alone, the world's largest arms manufacturer and exporter, exported a record breaking $1.1bn worth of small arms in 2013. In a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kuwait,Asia Central

New Gun Control Laws Come into Effect in Kuwait

24 June 2015

New Arab

On Tuesday, a controversial new Kuwaiti law came into effect that will see citizens' homes searched for unlicensed arms, ammunition and fireworks. The Interior Ministry has pledged to "respect the customs of the people of Kuwait" in implementing the law, vowing to use female police officers when searching homes. MPs opposed the bill mainly because it entailed searches of homes and citizens, viewing it as an infringement of civil rights. The ministry promised it would... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kuwaiti Officials Investigate 25 Guns Lost from Military Camp

23 May 2014

Qatar News Agency

KUWAIT - Kuwaiti acting Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah who is also acting Interior Minister and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has ordered the formation of an ad-hoc security committee to fully and urgently investigate the loss of 25 pieces of weapon from the Special Forces' military camp. An Interior ministry statement issued here last night said the committee includes the General Administration of Criminal Investigations and the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kuwait Authorities Propose New Gun Law, Buyback to Curb Crime

28 March 2013

Arab Times (Kuwait)

KUWAIT CITY - The Economic and Financial Affairs Committee of the National Assembly Thursday approved the amendment to the loan interest law and agreed on not to allocate more than KD 720 million to the 'Family Fund' which the state should use to buy the loans from the banks. Speaking after a marathon meeting which was held in the presence of Minister of Finance, Mustafa Al-Shamali and Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Mohammed Al-Hathil, the Committee... (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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Túnez,Egipto,Qatar,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Kuwait,Bahrein,Omán,Iraq,Arabia Saudita,Yemen,Irán,Estados Unidos

How US, Middle East Gun Laws Measure Up

19 December 2012

Al Arabiya (Dubai)

The fatal Dec. 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut which claimed the lives of 28 people, including 20 innocent children under 10 once again brought to light the dilemma of gun ownership in the United States and despite the fact that it received no response from the gun rights advocates but a deafening silence, laid emphasis on the necessity for the United States to revise its gun policies. The shooting rampage, in which a mentally... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kuwait's Crime and Gun Figures Show Illegal Trafficking an Issue

21 September 2012

Kuwait Times

Three thousand forty-four felony crimes. Two thousand fifty-eight misdemeanor crimes. Twenty-four cases of possession of an unlicensed firearm. Eight-eight muggings at gunpoint. These are official statistics detailing crimes reported last year and published recently by the press. Meanwhile, a local daily published an investigative report about the spread of weapons in Kuwait, which provides a breakdown on the price of firearms sold illegally in the country. For example,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kuwait Legislators Urge Govt to Enforce Firearm Laws, Confiscate Guns

28 August 2012

Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY - The recent allegations of gun possession by 'some' and shooting incidents have prompted some lawmakers to raise eyebrows and call on the authorities to take immediate action to collect guns from civilians because the situation is spinning out of control. MP Adnan Al-Mutawa called on the Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmed Al-Hmoud Al-Sabah to take swift measures to ensure illegal weapons are collected before the situation becomes unbearable. He added the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Omán,Arabia Saudita,Bahrein,Kuwait

Friend Kills Groom at Kuwait Wedding with Celebratory Gunfire

22 August 2012

National (Abu Dhabi)

KUWAIT CITY - A Kuwaiti groom was killed on his wedding day after his friend accidentally shot him. The friend, who surrendered to police, shot Abdullah Al Khaldi, 24, inside a car that was taking the wedding party to the marriage celebration. Mr Khaldi, who worked for the ministry of defence, died before reaching hospital. The incident, in Al Jahra neighbourhood of Kuwait City, has reignited a debate about civilian possession of firearms, which is legal in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kuwait,Asia Occidental

Kuwait Lawmakers Push for Banning Personal Firearms

12 August 2012

Gulf News

Manama: Kuwaiti lawmakers have called for a new campaign to collect firearms from individuals in a bid to ensure higher safety standards. The call was issued one day after a stray bullet fired in a celebratory mood killed a 24-year-old groom on his wedding night. "I urge the government to apply the law and to start a campaign to take all firearms from the people," MP Waleed Al Tabtabai said. "The government should assume this responsibility." The campaign to collect... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia,Malasia,Indonesia,Kuwait,Qatar,México,Perú,Venezuela,Colombia,Bolivia,Somalia,Nepal,Omán,Letonia,Mauricio,Guyana,República Democrática del Congo,Bosnia-Herzegovina,Arabia Saudita,Liberia,Kazajstán,Singapur,República Dominicana,Jordania,Trinidad y Tobago,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Guatemala,Honduras,Chile,Ecuador,Argentina,Zimbabwe,Zambia,Uganda,Tanzania,Senegal,República del Congo,Nigeria,Níger,Namibia,Marruecos,Mauritania,Malawi,Costa de Marfil,Egipto,Burkina Faso,Brasil,Túnez,Sri Lanka,Pakistán,Filipinas,Yemen,Estados Unidos,Italia,Alemania,Israel,Austria,Rusia,África,América,Asia,Europa,Sudáfrica,Argelia,Angola,Botswana,Ghana,Guinea,Madagascar

Brazilian Gun Industry Seeks New Markets: Africa and Asia [PT]

27 January 2012

Publica (Brazil)

[Translated summary: With the support of the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Brazilian gun manufacturers seek new markets in countries with a history of human rights violations: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Yemen. Brazil is among the six countries in the world with annual exports exceeding $ 100 million, according to recent research from Small Arms Survey. According to the Army, responsible for supervising and controlling exports from 2005 to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Libia,Estados Unidos,Turquía,Jordania,Filipinas,Iraq,Kuwait,Macedonia,Serbia

Celebratory Shooting Injuries: How Dangerous is Firing a Gun Into the Air?

22 August 2011

BBC News

Libyan rebels have celebrated their advance into Tripoli by firing guns in the air. How hazardous is this? It is, unarguably, an emphatic way to display one's jubilation. Shooting an automatic weapon into the sky to signal an occasion one welcomes is a popular practice in much of the world, as the footage of Libyan anti-Gaddafi forces seizing the main square of the capital city has demonstrated. But it is a potentially fatal activity, which regularly results in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Irán,Kuwait

Gun Dealer Jailed for 4yrs: First Prosecution Under UK Arms Brokering Law

26 November 2007

Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (UK Govt), Web Page

Arms dealer John Knight was jailed for four years on Friday 23 November 2007 after pleading guilty to the illegal sale of 130 MPT 9 machine guns in the Middle East. In a hearing at Blackfriars Crown Court in September 2007, Mr Knight admitted illegally moving the weapons contrary to Article 9(2) of The Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003. Mr Knight was also made subject to a confiscation order of £53,389.51 to be paid within six months or face an 18 month prison... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Irán,Kuwait

Iran-Kuwait Gun Deal: Arms Dealer Jailed 4yrs Under New UK Brokering Law

26 November 2007

BBC News

Customs officials tipped off about an illegal shipment of machine guns to Kuwait raided a £1.5m house in Kent to find dozens of shredded documents. They believed they related to an operation by arms dealer John Knight to move 130 guns from Iran to Kuwait even though he had been refused permission. The officers spent months painstakingly piecing the shredded paper together. Their work resulted in evidence which put Knight, 52, from Fawkham, behind bars for four... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Irán,Kuwait

British Arms Broker Jailed for Shipping Machine Guns from Iran to Kuwait

23 November 2007

BBC News

An arms dealer from Kent has been jailed for four years for illegally shipping machine guns outside the UK. John Knight, of Valley Road, Fawkham, pleaded guilty to moving weapons from Iran to Kuwait, contrary to article nine of the Trade in Goods Order 2003. He was jailed at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday. A confiscation order of £53,389 was also made with a further sentence of 18 months if Knight fails to pay the sum within six months. The Revenue and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Iraq,Turquía,Kuwait

Pentagon Launches Search for Missing Guns, Middle East Contract Fraud

29 August 2007


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's independent watchdog has launched a probe into the military's inability to account for weapons in Iraq after reports that Kurdish militants were using U.S. arms to attack Turkey, the Defense Department said on Wednesday. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said the department's inspector general will go to Iraq next week with an 18-member assessment team to investigate the problem. "Since January, the inspector general's office has been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Iraq,Afganistán,Kuwait

US Auditors Sent to Iraq and Afghanistan to Trace Missing Guns, Corruption

28 August 2007

USA Today / AP

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is sending a team of investigators to Iraq because of the growing number of cases of fraud and other irregularities in contracts involving weapons and supplies for Iraqi forces. "The (Defense) Department is concerned with the number of contracting improprieties" that have been uncovered, department spokesman Bryan Whitman said Tuesday. Some members of a team led by Pentagon Inspector General Claude M. Kicklighter are already in Iraq and... (GunPolicy.org)

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