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Gun Policy News, 2 April 2012


2 April 2012

Sun Star (Philippines)

DAVAO CITY Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reiterated on Sunday the month-long gun ban imposed during the 75th Araw ng Dabaw celebration has been proven effective to deter crimes. The implementation of the localized gun ban met strong opposition from various sectors, including Vice Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte. In Sunday's press briefing at her office, Duterte-Carpio presented a comparative data of the study conducted to determine the crime rate in the city over the... (

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2 April 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Prosecutors in El Salvador ordered the arrest of eight soldiers and one civilian linked to an arms trafficking network that may have supplied thousands of weapons to drug gangs in Guatemala and Honduras. On March 30, the office of El Salvador's Attorney General (FGR) ordered the arrest of the nine suspects, alleging that they had participated in a scheme which involved siphoning off weapons that were slated to be destroyed, and selling them to drug trafficking... (

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