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Gun Policy News, 29 October 2011


29 October 2011

New Vision (Kampala)

The government is drafting a Bill to control possession of firearms held by security agencies and civilians.The Firearms, Ammunitions and Related Materials Bill, seeks to harmonise all existing laws governing possession of guns, including the Firearms Act, 1970. The Act only regulates ownership of firearms held by individuals, while those held by the police and security agencies are governed under separate laws. Under the new licensing system, the Government will... (

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United States

29 October 2011

al Jazeera, Opinion

If you are looking for the literal embodiment of dysfunction in US political culture and the institutions that serve it, look no further than the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the deadly and divisive role it plays in shaping the political agenda. Specifically, the radically and reliably dishonest, dangerous and deranged legislation they foist upon the American people day in and day out through their purchase of most Republican and many Blue-Dog Democratic... (

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South America,Central America,Caribbean,Central Africa,El Salvador,Iraq,Jamaica,Colombia,Sri Lanka,Central African Republic,Sudan,Congo (DRC),Mexico

29 October 2011

Associated Press

GENEVA — More people are killed by armed violence resulting from crime than are killed in war, with Latin America and a swath of countries through the middle of Africa among the hardest hit, an international study claimed Thursday. About 526,000 people die violently every year — or more than 1,400 people every day — according to the 2011 Global Burden of Armed Violence report. Only about 55,000 of those killed die in warfare, while an estimated 396,000 people... (

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