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Gun Policy News, 6 April 2010

Sudan,Kenya,Tanzania,Ethiopia,Somalia,East Africa

6 April 2010

Daily Nation (Nairobi), Opinion

Internal Security minister George Saitoti and his permanent secretary Francis Kimemia were in their element when they oversaw the burning of 2,500 small arms at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi recently. The minister even took the chance to dabble in a bit of politics. He promised -- as he has done before, on similar occasions -- to enact a law that mandates stiffer penalties for anyone found with illegal arms. Even as the minister was declaring that illegal guns were going... (

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South Africa

6 April 2010

Cape Argus (Cape Town)

Constable Wayne Scheepers seemed to be the model policeman. But this weekend, Scheepers allegedly shot his 34-year old wife, Antonet, before turning the gun on himself in the couple's Paarl home. Their 16-year old son and five-year old daughter were staying with Antonet Scheepers' family when the shooting happened on Saturday night. Police spokesman Warrant Officer November Filander said neighbours heard the couple arguing inside their Polonaise Street home. Police... (

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United States

6 April 2010

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A woman who called 911 after a fatal shooting at an Easter party told a police dispatcher she shot a relative after she retrieved a gun to prove a point and it went off. The woman told the dispatcher that she shot her niece, apparently referring to a 19-year-old woman killed during a fight that police say started over a skimpy Easter outfit — jean shorts and a green T-shirt tied up around her midriff. "I just shot my niece," the woman says calmly at... (

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