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Gun Policy News, 4 April 2012

Ghana

4 April 2012

Ghana Business News

The National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons is expressing grave concern over recent incidents of gun violence reported in the media especially as Ghana goes to the polls in December this year. Ghana will hold both presidential and parliamentary elections December 7, 2012. In a statement copied to ghanabusinessnews.com and signed by its Executive Secretary, Jones Borteye Applerh April 3, 2012, the Commission said the growing impact of small arms in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

4 April 2012

Montreal Gazette (Québec)

After months of threatening legal action against the federal government to preserve records on the 1,560,359 long guns registered in Quebec, Justice Minister Jean-Marc Fournier announced Tuesday that he will challenge in Quebec Superior Court the constitutionality of Bill C-19, empowering Ottawa to destroy the records. Quebec has asked repeatedly that records on Quebec residents be transferred so the province can create its own registry. As well, the National Assembly... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudan

4 April 2012

Voice of America

JUBA - A new report shows more weapons flowing into the hands of rebel militias in Sudan and South Sudan in the past year. The development threatens to increase tensions between two countries that have clashed repeatedly since the south declared independence last year. The report published Friday by the Small Arms Survey, an organization monitoring the flow of weapons in the region, says funding is coming from both countries and putting more weapons in the hands of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

4 April 2012

Nation (Kenya)

Some 1,756 people were killed last year by violent and armed criminals, a new police report shows. The report, which records an increase in serious crimes like murder and violent robbery, cites the rise of criminal gangs and availability of guns on the black market as the reasons. It shows a seven per cent surge in incidents reported to police compared to 2010. Police, however, note that a "significant" number of victims were not killed by gangsters but died at the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

4 April 2012

Montreal Gazette (Québec)

OTTAWA — The Conservative government vowed during the 2011 election to eliminate the long-gun registry. On Wednesday night, the bill to officially end the registry had its final vote in the Senate — leaving only a signature from the Governor General needed to officially kill the registry. That signature signing Bill C-19 into law should come Thursday morning. By a vote of 50-27, senators approved the bill, marking the last political hurdle needed to kill the... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

4 April 2012

Agence France Presse

CHICAGO — When Wisconsin lawmakers gather to discuss the business of the day at least one of them is legally packing a concealed weapon, amid the ever-present and heated gun law debate in the United States. Wisconsin is one of just nine US states -- out of 50 -- which have expanded conceal-carry laws to allow gun owners to enter state capitols with their weapons, including on the assembly floor. After the law was passed in November, state representative Bill Kramer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

4 April 2012

Calgary Herald (Alberta)

Hunters and shooters are up in arms about the federal government's proposed new explosives regulations, which they say will interfere with everything from big-game hunting and ammunition storage, to re-enacting historic battles. The changes require - for the first time in Canada - gun owners to lock away all ammunition. At present, guns must be locked, but not ammunition. The proposed rules will require all gun owners to install a locking box or safe in their... (GunPolicy.org)

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