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Gun Policy News, 29 January 2009

Pakistan,United Nations

29 January 2009

News (Karachi)

PESHAWAR — Speakers at a daylong seminar here Wednesday urged the government to come out with a well-contrived policy to put a leash on proliferation of small arms, which was fuelling violence and terrorism in the society. "The unhindered spread of small arms is furthering the culture of violence, honour killings and human rights violations in our society," they observed during a seminar on 'Arms Trade Treaty' held here under the aegis of Community Appraisal and... (

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29 January 2009

Sydney Morning Herald

The father of a boy who allegedly shot dead his friend during a sleepover had forgotten that he stored the loaded weapon in his wardrobe, a court has heard. Fourteen-year-old Josef Cruickshank died from a single gunshot wound to the face on December 6, while staying at his friend's house on a rural property in Orangeville in Sydney's south-west. His friend, also 14, has been charged with murder. The boy's father appeared in Camden Local Court yesterday and pleaded... (

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United States

29 January 2009

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Awash in debt, behind on his mortgage and recently fired from his job at a hospital, Ervin Lupoe was planning on leaving California. The 40-year-old father of five pulled his children out of school, packed his SUV with snow chains and winter clothing for him and his family and appeared ready for the trip to his brother-in-law's home in Garden City, Kan. It's not yet known if he was planning on leaving for good in a bid to flee his mounting money... (

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29 January 2009

Inter Press Service News Agency

MOSCOW — Russia's state arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, plans to grow the volume of Russian armament and military equipment to Africa over the next four to five years. This comes on top of allegations that Russia is selling arms to smuggling and contraband rings, thereby contributing to conflict on the war-torn continent. "We have revived our contacts with all African countries that used to be traditional buyers of Soviet weaponry," Rosoboronexport general director... (

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United States

29 January 2009

Albany Times-Union (New York)

SCHENECTADY — As police unveiled a new initiative aimed at combatting gun-related crimes, investigators have recovered a suspected murder weapon that may have been stolen from neighboring Rotterdam. City police spokesman Sgt. Eric Clifford confirmed Wednesday that investigators found a gun at the scene of the the crime — the former Tip Toe Inn on Altamont Avenue in Mont Pleasant — where Jumez Lee was fatally shot in the head early Sunday morning during a private... (

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29 January 2009

Jamaica Observer

Chairman of the Firearms Licensing Authority Errol Strong has rejected calls from gun rights lobbyists and members of the public who have been clamouring for Government to relax legislation to allow all law-abiding citizens easier access to owning firearms. According to Strong, with Jamaica's high propensity for violence, the move could backfire with devastating results. "In the context of the Jamaican experience, the right for everybody to own a gun could have... (

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