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Gun Policy News, 13 January 2013

Australia,United States

13 January 2013

Sydney Morning Herald

Australians own as many guns now as they did at the time of the Port Arthur massacre, despite more than 1 million firearms being handed in and destroyed, new research reveals. A University of Sydney study has shown there has been a steady increase in guns imported into the country over the past decade, with the number of privately owned guns now at the same level as 1996. Estimates suggest there were 3.2 million firearms in Australia at the time of the Tasmanian... (

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England & Wales,Jamaica

13 January 2013

BBC News

An eight-year-old girl from south London shot dead when a gunman opened fire in a shop in Jamaica was a "happy, playful and popular" pupil, her head teacher has said. Imani Green was inside her cousin's shop in the rural north coast town of Duncans on Friday when a man entered the store and an argument broke out. Police said the man then opened fire, shooting at people inside. Imani, from Balham, was hit and died later in hospital. Three other people are being... (

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