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Gun Policy News, 22 August 2009


22 August 2009

Irish Examiner

Farmers have called on Justice Minister Dermot Ahern to rethink gun laws that have just been introduced. No new handgun licences will be issued under the legislation, with limited exceptions for Olympic shooting sports. A Garda superintendent can now inquire into the medical, including mental, health of an applicant. Those seeking licences will need to have character references and proof of having installed secure storage for their guns. IFA countryside chairman... (

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United States,Mexico,Central America,United Nations

22 August 2009

Green Bay Gazette (Wisconsin), Opinion

DALLAS — CIFTA — the 1997 small-arms trafficking treaty drafted with the help of the Clinton administration — is bad as a matter of principle and policy. When the United Nations tried to get the Bush administration to push the treaty through the Senate, it refused. John Bolton, then undersecretary of state for arms control, said the United States would reject any effort to regulate trade in non-military arms or any treaty that would "abrogate the constitutional... (

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22 August 2009

Ghana News Agency

KUMASI — Dr. Kwasi Apea-Kubi, Deputy Minister of the Interior, has expressed concern about the production of illegal firearms by some blacksmiths and said this was fuelling armed robberies, communal conflicts, and chieftaincy disputes. He has, therefore, warned offenders to stop the activity and rather concentrate on making positive contributions towards the socio-economic development of Ghana. Dr Apea-Kubi was addressing members of the Ashanti Regional Branch of the... (

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