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Gun Policy News, 8 April 2012


8 April 2012

Uganda Pulse

Gulu Resident District Commissioner Chrissy Owori Odoi has called on government to expedite the process of collecting small arms which are still in circulation among people in Uganda. Owori says small arms still pose a big threat to this country and may retard development if it is look at carefully. Owori says the current peace which the northern region has achieved still stands in threat if small arms are in abundance on the wrong hands. Speaking during a... (

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8 April 2012

Express Tribune (Pakistan)

PESHAWAR - Expressing strong reservations over the Small Arms Manufacturing Policy 2011, arms manufacturers say that the sector is small and passing through difficult times and should be given some concessions. Manufacturers say that fixing a production quota for each factory will prove fatal, so it must be abandoned and fixed only for 'at a time basis'. In its proposals, the Hunting and Sporting Arms Manufacturers Association Peshawar has argued that they cannot hire... (

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8 April 2012

Ya Libnan (Lebanon)

Wearing dark glasses as he sat in a fashionable Beirut cafe, Abu Abode, a Lebanese arms dealer, did not mince his words as he described the flourishing business of smuggling weapons into neighbouring Syria. "Small arms and automatic rifles are in high demand by the Syrian rebels," Abu Abode, not his real name, told dpa. Peaceful pro-democracy protests, which started in Syria in March 2011, have turned into an armed conflict between the government of President Bashar... (

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