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Gun Policy News, 22 July 2007


22 July 2007

Hindustan Times (Delhi)

NEW DELHI — Last year, when Delhi-based businessman Aman Dhamija managed to get a gun licence after months of running around, he couldn't believe his luck. Given the tedious gun licence procurement procedure, he was almost certain that his request would be turned down. Seven months on, the man who has got both the licence and the gun, is still frustrated. "In the last seven months, I have taken the weapon to the workshop three times," rues Dhamija. "And it's... (

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United States

22 July 2007

Chicago Sun-Times

Maybe it was because of Schanna Gayden, 13, killed in a park, buying fruit at a vendor's cart. Or because of Enrique Chavez, 14, killed in a hail of gunfire while joyriding in his uncle's van. Or maybe the inspiration was Blair Holt, 16, killed by a spray of bullets on a CTA bus. "I think it's all of them — Siretha White, Starkesia Reed, Terrell Bosley … The list goes on," First Deputy Supt. Dana Starks said Saturday of the whopping 6,705 guns recovered in a... (

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22 July 2007

East African Standard (Nairobi), Editorial

The Government is upbeat the war against the proliferation of small arms is about to be won. The President said as much on Friday. His message was laden with optimism and he used the occasion first, cases of banditry in northern Kenya had gone down. Second, he commended the Armed Forces for its role in the recent disarmament programme. Third, and which shows there is still a lot to be done, he again told the peddlers and purveyors of illegal arms time was up. It... (

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22 July 2007

BBC Worldwide Monitoring / Asia Plus News, Transcript

Internal affairs officers in [northern] Sughd Region have confiscated 205 firearms from local residents in the first half of this year. A source in the regional internal affairs directorate told Asia-Plus that the figure was less by 10 compared to the same period of 2006 (215). The source said that among 205 firearms there were three assault rifles, six pistols, nine rifled-barrel guns and 187 smooth-bore guns. "Furthermore, six hand grenades and 2,015 various... (

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