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Gun Policy News, 15 February 2012

Dominican Republic

15 February 2012

Listin Diario (Dominican Republic)

[Translated summary: The acquisition of firearms in Dominican Republic has increased significantly in recent months, the number rose to 333,436 licences to possess and carry firearms with 181,381 new gun licences in the past 8 months. These numbers attest the interest for Dominicans to equip themselves for self-defence.] CON ESAS LICENCIAS 333,436 PERSONAS POSEEN DISTINTAS ARMAS DE FUEGO SANTO DOMINGO - La adquisición de armas de fuego en el país ha registrado un... (

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15 February 2012

Jakarta Globe

More and more criminals are using guns to perpetrate their crimes, the Jakarta Police said after they confiscated 23 firearms of various makes and models in just a nine-day operation. During the operation, police also arrested 396 people in 386 different cases of robbery, rape and kidnapping. Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said more street criminals were using guns to intimidate their victims. "Using guns in criminal action has become a trend. In the... (

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15 February 2012

Mondialisation (Canada)

[Translated summary: The large majority of the Haitian population is composed of poor, unable to exercise their constitutional right to armed self-defence by regularly importing or purchasing weapons. However, this segment of the population was the first one to suffer the consequences of the increasing criminality and tried to protect itself. Thus was born a local and artisanal production of firearms called "Creole" that, in addition to imported firearms, has fueled the... (

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15 February 2012

Jakarta Post

Widespread armed violence in Aceh ahead of the province's upcoming gubernatorial election has prompted police to take stern actions to curb the possession of illegal arms by civilians. The arms in question are believed to be remnants of Aceh's era of conflict, which have not been handed over in an apparent defiance of the peace pact in the province. In a bid to anticipate armed attacks ahead of the Aceh gubernatorial election, police have issued an ultimatum running... (

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15 February 2012

National Post (Toronto)

OTTAWA — The Conservative government says its MPs will celebrate after a historic vote to end the long-gun registry Wednesday evening, despite vehement opposition to the move in Quebec and much of urban Canada. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told reporters Wednesday, hours before the vote, that the government's actions are long overdue. "It does nothing to help put an end to gun crimes, nor has it saved one Canadian life," he said. "It criminalizes hard-working... (

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15 February 2012

Nation (Pakistan)

NANKANA SAHIB - A high-level committee has been constituted to look into the matter of 27,000 fake arms licenses issued allegedly in connivance with a police official and a clerk of the DCO office. The committee comprises the director anti-corruption, the DCO and DPO of Nankana, Deputy director and circle officer of anticorruption. The committee will investigation how many dacoits and criminals got licenses issued by district government the the police employees. Mulvi... (

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15 February 2012

Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno (Italy)

CROTONE - Italian police on Wednesday found a big 'Ndrangheta mafia weapons cache outside this Calabrian city. "It was a full-blown arsenal, comprising 15 handguns, at least a dozen rifles and machine guns including several Kalashnikovs, and thousands of bullets of various calibres," police said. Investigators said they were "fairly sure" the "well-oiled" weapons were in regular use by local... (

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