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Gun Policy News, 27 January 2007

Tanzania

27 January 2007

Sunday News (Dar Es Salaam)

Before the general election of the Tanzania security industry officials in October 2005, the major request of the industry to the General Inspector of Police (IGP Omar Mahita) was the easing of regulations for the Central Arms Registry (CAR) so that security industry members could acquire shotguns as 'weapons' for the manned guarding groups and companies. The 'cry' was so loud that the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) then Mr Adadi Rajab gave his nodding that... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

27 January 2007

Islamic Republic News Agency

NEW DELHI — As India's northeastern Assam reels under terrorist attacks, experts have blamed the burgeoning illegal arms trade in the region as one of the major factors behind the situation in that state. "Illegal arms trade is one of the reasons behind the current turmoil in the north-east as a whole. Apart from the other steps, we also need to check this menace," says Lt General B S Malik, president of the Arms Control Foundation of India. "It is indeed one of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 January 2007

Houston Chronicle (Texas)

Nearly 260,000 Texans have a license to carry a concealed handgun, according to revised figures released this week by the Department of Public Safety. At the end of last year, 258,162 people had permits, up about 4 percent from the year before and more than double the number in 1996, when Texas law first allowed people to carry concealed weapons. DPS had earlier told the Houston Chronicle that 72,345 Texans had concealed handgun permits last year. That incorrect... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 January 2007

Associated Press

Police are on the lookout for a man described as being of Middle Eastern descent who tried to gain access to a firearms plant in Murfreesboro, TN. Rutherford County sheriff's deputies were called to the Barrett Firearms Manufacturing plant Thursday, January 24. A plant employee reported that a Middle Eastern-looking man had tried get inside the building Barrett Firearms makes 50-caliber rifles for the military, which has used them in combat since the 1991 Gulf war.... (GunPolicy.org)

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