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Gun Policy News, 13 June 2006

United States

13 June 2006

San Francisco Chronicle

A judge struck down San Francisco's voter-approved ban on handgun possession Monday, saying local governments have no such authority under California law. Proposition H, which passed with a 58 percent majority in November, would have outlawed possession of handguns by all city residents except law enforcement officers and others who need guns for professional purposes. It also would have forbidden the manufacture, sale and distribution of guns and ammunition in San... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

13 June 2006

CBS5-TV News (San Francisco) / AP

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco will appeal a state court ruling overturning a handgun ban passed by voters in 2005, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Tuesday. The appeal comes after Superior Court Judge James Warren ruled Monday that Proposition H, passed by 58 percent of San Francisco voters in November, directly conflicts with state law. "I respectfully disagree with the courts reasoning, and believe that San Francisco voters acted within their authority to... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

13 June 2006

China Daily

China's gun and explosives control has made tremendous progress due to governmental strengthening of law enforcement, but illegal guns and explosives are still rampant in parts of the country, especially in the western Qinghai and Guizhou Provinces, which are less economically developed, Ministry of Public Security Security Management Bureau of Ministry director Xu Hu told reporters on June 13 according to a report by china.org.cn. His remarks came after the security... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

13 June 2006

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

NAIROBI — A security alert has gripped Kisumu Town following a raid on a police station that saw a cache of firearms stolen. It was, however, not immediately clear how many firearms were lost during the midnight incident at the lakeside town's main station within Kilimani area. Senior officers, including Nyanza provincial police boss Grace Kaindi, remained tight-lipped on the development that drew anxiety within the force amid fears that it could have been an inside... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria,West Africa

13 June 2006

This Day (Lagos)

LAGOS — Women groups under the aegis of Women in Peace-building program (WIPNET) of the West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP) have called on the Federal Government to enact a law making un-approved arms importation into Nigeria a criminal offence; and to enact a bill to monitor accountability in arms transaction in government security agencies. Above call was made at a forum marking the International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament, which took place in... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

13 June 2006

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Transcript

Q: The human rights group Amnesty International issued a report early this week, saying that weapons exported by China to Myanmar, Sudan and Nepal fueled the local conflict. What's your comment? Does China track the exported weapon or not? How can you ensure the weapons being used properly? A: The accusation of relevant group is groundless and does not comply with fact. China adopts prudent and responsible attitude towards military export and abides by three... (GunPolicy.org)

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