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Gun Policy News, 12 August 2010


12 August 2010

Afrique en Ligne

LUANDA, Angola - A total of 76,859 firearms of various types were seized this year by the National Commission for Disarmament of Civilians in Illegal Possession of Arms. The coordinator of the Technical sub-Commission for Disarmament, Paulo de Almeida, said at the end of a meeting of the National Commission on Wednesday that Luanda continued to lead in the statistics, followed by southern Huila province. According to police chief-commissioner, Paulo de Almeida, some... (

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United Nations,Nigeria

12 August 2010

Vanguard (Lagos)

OWERRI, Nigeria — The President of Youths Enhancement Organization,(YEO), Ambassador Obinna Egbuka, has appealed to the United Nations to take decisive action to end what he termed "the irresponsible trade in conventional weapons across the globe". Obinna, who spoke in Owerri, ahead of this year's World Youths Day, said the appeal became expedient now as Nigeria grapples with increasing cases of kidnapping and armed robbery. He argued "that trade in conventional... (

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12 August 2010

Monitor (Kampala)

The Gulu Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Mr Milton Odong, has issued an order to have all politicians in the region disarmed following the return of peace. Several politicians were given guns at the height of the Lord's Resistance Army war. Mr Odong issued the directive on Tuesday in a letter addressed to the UPDF's 4 Division administration and copied to the Ministers of Defence, Internal Affairs, Security and that of Presidency. "Now that there is total... (

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United States

12 August 2010

Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — A legally blind gun collector and hobbyist from Rockaway Township was back in court today, fighting once again to hold onto his right to possess weapons. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office is trying to revoke Steven Hopler's firearms ID card, after Hopler accidentally shot himself in the left shin while cleaning a weapon on Oct. 7, 2008. Hopler's last court go-round came in 2004, when he successfully challenged the Rockaway Township police... (

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United States,Australia

12 August 2010

Age (Melbourne)

US authorities will decide when rapid-fire semi-automatic pistols can land in Victorian police holsters. Police plan to distribute the guns to every officer on the beat by 2012, replacing antiquated revolvers. Acting Superintendent Terence Jackson confirmed yesterday that the first pistol order had been placed and was ready to be shipped. He said US authorities would dictate when the weapons arrived. "We are at present awaiting US congressional approval for export... (

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