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Gun Policy News, 27 November 2009

United States

27 November 2009

Washington Post, Opinion

The news from Fort Hood shocked the nation: American soldiers shot on American soil. Thirteen dead and 38 injured. It was almost too terrible to believe. Almost. Unfortunately, the Fort Hood rampage was not the first time that our military personnel have been murdered in the United States this year. In June, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad shot and killed an Army private and wounded another soldier at a military recruiting station in Little Rock. In both cases, the loss... (GunPolicy.org)

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Cambodia

27 November 2009

Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh municipal authorities have established a special task force that will patrol the city to crack down on shootings and possession of illegal weapons. Touch Naruth, Phnom Penh Municipal Police chief, said Thursday that the patrolling task force, comprised of existing officers of the municipal and military police, would mark a departure from the former strategy of relying on district checkpoints to seize illegal explosives and firearms. "We will go on patrol... (GunPolicy.org)

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Switzerland

27 November 2009

SwissInfo

Swiss soldiers who do not want to keep their military-issue guns at home are to be allowed to store them for free at an army logistics centre. The new rule, which comes into force on January 1, was adopted by the Swiss government on Friday as part of its amendments to the regulations on firearms. The cabinet also called for earlier detection of soldiers who represent a potential threat. Under another amendment, men who wish to keep their gun after completing their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Germany

27 November 2009

Deutsche Welle (Germany) / DPA / AP

German prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the father of a teenager who killed 15 people in a shooting spree in March. Victims' relatives have demanded that he pay for leaving the murder weapon unsecured. A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor's office in the southwestern city of Stuttgart said on Friday that the father of Tim K. had been charged with 15 counts of negligent homicide. A trial date is yet to be announced. In March, the 17-year-old killed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Hungary

27 November 2009

Hungary Around the Clock (Budapest)

A pharmacology student fired shots inside a building of Pecs University in the south of Hungary just before noon on Thursday, killing a classmate and wounding another student, a male lab worker and a cleaning woman, local county police chief told the press from the site. Police have arrested the attacker, a 23 year-old man, who gave himself up over the phone shortly after firing the shots with a handgun, Jozsef Dakos said. He is said to have attended a lab class with... (GunPolicy.org)

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