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Gun Policy News, 12 June 2006

United Kingdom

12 June 2006

Guardian (UK)

Detectives are investigating how a jilted boyfriend got hold of a shotgun to murder his 15-year-old former girlfriend before turning the weapon on himself. Police have spent the weekend talking to two families whose plans for barbecues and parties on the sunniest day of the year turned to tragedy after an argument that was heard several streets away. Gun control groups called for stricter regulation of shotguns after the double shooting, which friends of the victim,... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

12 June 2006

Reuters

BEIJING — China is selling arms to an array of human rights abusers such as Sudan and Myanmar to extend its trade and diplomatic reach, human rights group Amnesty International said on Monday, an accusation Beijing denied. The Amnesty report said China was becoming one of the world's top exporters of guns, anti-riot equipment and conventional weapons, and its customers included governments that routinely use such arms against their own citizens. "China is fast... (GunPolicy.org)

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Georgia

12 June 2006

Messenger (Tbilisi)

Parliamentarians from all over the world met in Tbilisi last week to discuss issues of illegal arms trafficking in the CIS and how to develop measures that will reduce this destructive phenomenon. The two-day seminar entitled "Parliamentary Workshop on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SA/LW) in the Commonwealth of Independent States Region" which was held at the Georgian Parliament on June 9-10 hosted visiting parliamentarians primarily from European, Latin American and... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

12 June 2006

Palm Beach Post (Florida)

Hurricane winds were pelting the gun store hard when the burglar alarm sounded. Inside, thieves worked fast, smashing glass and plundering firearms. There was no one to stop them. It was September 2004, and Hurricane Frances was ripping through town, forcing sheriff's deputies off the roads. The report of a possible break-in at the Gator Guns & Archery Center west of West Palm Beach had to wait. When the storm cleared, more than 50 firearms had vanished from the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Nations

12 June 2006

United Nations (New York), Media release

UNITED NATIONS — Five years after the adoption of the UN Programme of Action to address the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, some 2,000 representatives from governments, international and regional organizations and civil society will meet at UN Headquarters from 26 June to 7 July 2006 to review progress made; to address future cooperation and activities and to assess challenges on the road ahead. By unanimously adopting the Programme of Action in 2001,... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Nations

12 June 2006

United Nations (New York)

There are some widespread misconceptions regarding the goals of the UN small arms Review Conference as well as the intentions of the United Nations and its Member States. The following points address these common myths: MYTH: The Conference is being convened to draft a global treaty to ban ownership of firearms. FACTS: - The Review Conference is not about banning small arms or prohibiting people from owning legal weapons. - The Review Conference will not be... (GunPolicy.org)

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