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Gun Policy News, 24 May 2013

New Zealand

24 May 2013

Marlborough Express (New Zealand)

Police have asked a Blenheim shop that sold a plastic gun to a Marlborough Boys' College student to stop selling the item after the teenager was arrested. The 14-year-old boy was arrested and suspended from school on Tuesday after shooting a passing car and other students with the soft air pistol he bought at $2 Fantastic shop in Maxwell Rd. Constable Dean Buckley, of Blenheim youth aid, said because compressed air fired a missile, it was legally classed as a... (

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United States

24 May 2013

Pew Research Center

Suicides by gun accounted for about six of every 10 firearm deaths in 2010 and just over half of all suicides, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the CDC began publishing data in 1981, gun suicides have outnumbered gun homicides. But as gun homicides have declined sharply in recent years, suicides have become a greater share of all firearm deaths: the 61% share in 2010 was the highest on record. That year there were 19,392... (

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24 May 2013

Daily Prime News (Dhaka)

Dhaka - The underworld of capital Dhaka is turning vibrant following election talk over the bifurcated Dhaka City Corporations – North and South. So to make hay ahead of the crucial capital city polls, arms smuggling gangs and arms dealers are bringing in illegal small arms, most popular small ones, from across the border keeping an eye on the electioneering when small arms are on huge demands among cadres of most political wings and criminals-turned political... (

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24 May 2013

Tasmania Police, Media release

Police jurisdictions around the country are targeting illicit firearms as part of Operation Unification. Illicit firearms are weapons that are illegally imported or manufactured in Australia, stolen from registered owners and/or may be used in criminal activities. Operation Unification – Illicit Firearms will be conducted Australia-wide between Friday, 24 May and Friday, 7 June 2013, and aims to increase community awareness about the dangers of illicit... (

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24 May 2013

Northern Daily Leader

Police across the New England North West will unite with their interstate counterparts as part of a crackdown to target and seize illegal firearms before they end up in the wrong hands. Operation Unification was launched yesterday as a means to try and smash the illegal guns black market. New England police are on board as part of the two-week operation, stepping up their operations especially on the New England Highway as part of the crackdown. Armidale duty officer... (

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