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Gun Policy News, 27 April 2013

Russia

27 April 2013

RIA Novosti (Russia)

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he opposes the idea of allowing Russians to buy guns freely for self-defense purposes. "I do not support the idea of free arms distribution in Russia," Putin told Rossiya 24 television adding: "It is dangerous to artificially stimulate this process." The idea came after a shocking massacre in downtown Belgorod, southwest Russia, on Monday afternoon, which left six people dead. A gunman killed three people... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

27 April 2013

Local (Sweden)

A drunk man was shot in the foot by police in Umeå in northern Sweden on Friday night after he pointed a pistol at them in an attempt to evade arrest. "They determined that they were faced with a deadly threat," said Benny Ahlenius at Umeå police. Police were called to an address in the Umedalen area of the city on Friday night following a report that a man had assaulted and threatened his wife. When the police unit arrived the apparently drunk man pointed a gun at... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russia

27 April 2013

United Press International

MOSCOW - Russian citizens should not be allowed to freely own guns for purposes of self-defense, says President Vladimir Putin. His comments were made after a gunman with a rifle killed six people in southwest Russia Monday, RIA Novosti reported Saturday. "I do not support the idea of free arms distribution in Russia," Putin told a Russian television station. "It is dangerous to artificially stimulate this process." Police arrested the suspect, 31-year-old Sergei... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

27 April 2013

Cairns Post

Simplifying the registration process has led to the most successful gun amnesty in recent memory according to a Cairns weapons dealer. The general firearms and weapons amnesty ends on Tuesday after which strict penalties for unlicensed weapons will come into effect. Owners are able to hand in weapons at either licensed dealers or police station and CRM Gunsports dealer nominee Shane Green said he'd been rushed off his feet this week as people tried to get in before... (GunPolicy.org)

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