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Gun Policy News, 16 September 2011


16 September 2011

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

A Gatineau man shot and killed his parents and then shot himself with a handgun that he legally owned, police said Thursday. Police confirmed Patrick Mongeon-Johnson, 32, used his licensed and registered nine-millimetre handgun to kill his mother and stepfather before turning it on himself at 115 De Saguenay Street on Sept. 7. An autopsy confirmed Lucie Johnson, 51, and Denis Lagacé, 59, died of gunshot wounds. A handgun is considered a restricted firearm under... (

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Burundi,Rwanda,Congo (DRC),East Africa,Djibouti,Ethiopia,Eritrea,Kenya,Seychelles,Somalia,Sudan,Tanzania

16 September 2011

New Times (Rwanda)

The Executive Secretary of the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA), Dr. Francis K. Sang, has called upon all countries within the region to come up with more mechanisms and strategies to fight against the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons. RECSA is an intergovernmental body based in Nairobi, Kenya, bringing together 13 countries from the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa region. All member states that subscribe to the centre, including Rwanda, are... (

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Venezuela,South America

16 September 2011

El Carabobeno (Venezuela)

[Translated summary: In Venezuela, 98% of homicides are committed with firearms. In 2009, the Security and Defence Committee of the National Assembly estimated that between 9 and 15 million firearms - legal and illegal - were in the hands of the population. Only 1,300,000 of these were lawfully possessed, said the report]. En los últimos diez años en el país han fallecido 124.500 personas por violencia homicida, constituyendo la inseguridad la primera preocupación... (

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16 September 2011

Radio New Zealand International (Shortwave)

Lobbyists trying to control the international arms trade say Pacific Islands Forum leaders' commitment to a united voice on the matter is a remarkable achievement. The leaders have thrown their support behind developing a common position on the International Arms Trade Treaty to be negotiated next year. An Oxfam spokesman Luke Roughton says the hard work starts now. "To figure out what they want out of the Arms Trade Treaty, how they want to achieve it, that they... (

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