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Gun Policy News, 15 October 2011

Trinidad & Tobago,Caribbean

15 October 2011

Newsday (Trinidad & Tobago)

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday donned special protective gear as she manned a large saw and destroyed a gun — one of 1,650 weapons comprising illegal firearms and obsolete firearms from the Defence Force — which were destroyed over the past week. The PM accompanied a team of security officials including National Security Minister John Sandy and Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs at a ceremonial firearms destruction event at the Police Academy in... (

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Mexico,United States

15 October 2011

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A second Bush administration gun-trafficking investigation has surfaced using the same controversial tactic for which congressional Republicans have been criticizing the Obama administration. The tactic, called "gun walking," is already under investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general and by congressional Republicans, who have criticized the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama for letting it happen in an operation called... (

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15 October 2011

Citizen (Dar es Salaam)

ARUSHA — As the hunt for people behind this week's brutal killing of seven people in Ngorongoro District gets underway, a major operation to disarm individuals possessing firearms illegally will start tomorrow.The campaign would focus on Loliondo and Salle divisions where the tribal killings took place, forcing hundreds of scared families and suspects to hide in the bush. Hundreds of police officers already deployed in the area would conduct the search for illegally... (

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