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Gun Policy News, 6 October 2011


6 October 2011

Times (Swaziland)

MBABANE – It is not often that you open a newspaper and read an advertisement giving a choice of rifle, pistol and shotgun products. One of the biggest firearm dealers in the country, however, placed an advertisement in the Times to attract potential customers. It may have been one of the first times that people, reading their paper over their morning breakfast, thought of owning guns. The police Crime Prevention Unit believes fewer guns in the country would mean... (

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6 October 2011

Daily News & Analysis (India)

The accidental firing from the service pistol of a traffic constable at the police commissionerate has brought to the fore the rather "amateurish" manner in which a section of the police force handles firearms. On Tuesday afternoon, constable Vijay Bhusare (27) attached to the Pune police traffic branch was injured when a bullet hit him when his colleague, Amol Sarde, was displaying his pistol and explaining its functioning. "Sarde initially loaded the pistol with... (

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Finland,Netherlands,European Union,Sweden

6 October 2011

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

Finland rightly appears rather high on the statistics for violent crime in Europe, but as so often behind the statistical data there lie a number of caveats and a lot of small print. There are, for instance, large differences between different EU nations when it comes to the reasons for homicides and the methods used in such crimes. In Finland, a typical person to commit a homicide is a middle-aged heavy consumer of alcohol and the victim is his drunken contemporary.... (

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Guatemala,Central America

6 October 2011

EFE News Agency

[Translated summary: 2,496 murders, including 360 of women, were committed in Guatemala during the first nine months of 2011, says an NGO that monitors human rights. Firearms were used in 85,66% of the crimes committed between January and September 2011.] Guatemala - Unos 2.496 asesinatos, 360 de ellos de mujeres, fueron perpetrados en Guatemala durante los primeros nueve meses de 2011, denunció hoy el Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo (GAM), una organización no gubernamental... (

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