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Somalia,Germany

13 April 2012

Spiegel (Germany)

Using private security firms to protect ships from Somali pirates has long been a legal gray area in Germany. Conceding that it doesn't have enough soldiers to do the job, the German government is considering a draft law allowing shipowners to deploy private armed guards. But there's one caveat: Security personnel would be limited to using semi-automatic firearms. Shipping companies and Western governments have been struggling with the problem of piracy off the Horn of... (GunPolicy.org)

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