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Gun Policy News, 28 May 2013

Côte d'Ivoire,West Africa

28 May 2013

Global Times (China)

Cote d'Ivoire's National Commission for Fighting Against Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (COMNAT-ALPC) on Monday said authorities plan to mark all weapons used by security forces for arms control. The COMNAT-ALPC under-secretary, Leon Djokouehi, told reporters in Abidjan that the marking of the weapons will enable authorities to identify all the arms in circulation and their holders to prevent proliferation. "When we decide to mark a weapon, it's treated... (

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28 May 2013

Ghanaian Chronicle

KUMASI — The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested four suspects for manufacturing firearms without authority at Fumso in the Adansi West District. The suspects are now in police custody, assisting with investigations. DCOP Augustine Gyenin, Ashanti Regional Police Commander, who revealed this at a press briefing, said upon intelligence gathered from the ongoing investigations into the shooting incident in Kumasi on May 19, 2013, personnel from the Regional... (

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United States

28 May 2013

New Republic

On April 17, the bill to expand background checks on gun buyers failed in the Senate, and the fatalistic shrugs in Washington were so numerous they were nearly audible. The legislation had been a modest bipartisan compromise, supported by 90 percent of the public and lobbied for hard by the president. A group backed by Michael Bloomberg had spent $12 million on ads pressuring senators to vote "yes." When the bill fell short — by just five votes — it seemed to... (

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28 May 2013

Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice, Media release

Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare today released draft regulations governing the importation of firearms for legitimate purposes. Last year, the Government released a consultation paper and invited submissions. 90 submissions were received from industry stakeholders, law enforcement, the Commonwealth Firearms Advisory Council and the public. The draft regulations have been approved by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, the Australian Customs and... (

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28 May 2013

Great Lakes Advocate

NSW Police have joined their interstate counterparts in launching Operation Unification, a unique hotline to allow authorities to further target and seize illegal firearms. The two-week police operation will conclude on Friday June 7. Anyone with information about the possession, supply or whereabouts of illegal firearms is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. NSW State Crime Commander, Mark Jenkins, has instructed his officers to follow up every piece of... (

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