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Uganda

5 May 2006

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

Parliament yesterday passed the Firearms (Amendment) Bill 2004 effectively raising penalties against those found with illegal guns. The Bill amends the Firearms Act and seeks to strengthen penalties with a view to "combating and providing sufficient deterrent against offences involving possession and use of fire-arms." Reading the Bill for the second time, Internal Affairs Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said it was important to provide for deterrent sentences in light of... (GunPolicy.org)

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