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Gun Policy News, 29 August 2012


29 August 2012

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen (Christ. Dem.) called for tighter legislation on gun safety on Sunday. She voiced her views to Helsingin Sanomat after two shocking incidents at the weekend in the North Savo region, in which two children were killed by accidental gunfire. The first tragedy took place on Friday night when two brothers, aged five and eight, found a gun in their house. The loaded firearm went off and hit the five-year-old in the head. He... (

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United Kingdom

29 August 2012

BBC News

Nearly 3,000 guns were lost by or stolen from people registered to hold them in the past five years, according to figures obtained by the BBC. More than half of these weapons were shotguns. The data was released following a Freedom of Information request to the Home Office. The Gun Control Network, a group which raises awareness of the dangers of guns, called the figures "horrendous and frightening". A Home Office spokesman said firearms legislation protects public... (

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Liberia,United States

29 August 2012

Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St Paul)

A federal grand jury has indicted a 38-year-old Twin Cities businessman for allegedly smuggling firearms into the West African nation of Liberia for the past several years. McHarding Degan Galimah faces a single smuggling charge under an indictment handed up Aug. 22 and unsealed this week in Minneapolis. Galimah, also known as Mac, allegedly shipped firearms to Liberia without a proper license between April 2009 and April 2012. Liberia endured several years of civil... (

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