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Gun Policy News, 7 October 2013

Jamaica

7 October 2013

Jamaica Gleaner

Four illegal guns are off the streets of Montego Bay, St James, and two men are in custody, following a raid in the Green Pond district by the Mount Salem Police yesterday morning. The raid, which was carried out in Burch Hill, Green Pond, resulted in a Glock 9mm pistol, a Beretta 9mm pistol, an Intra-Tek 9mm pistol and a Bushmaster 5.56mm rifle as well as approximately 84 assorted rounds of ammunition being seized from an occupied house in the area, and the subsequent... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda

7 October 2013

New Vision (Kampala)

One person was shot dead and six others injured and admitted in critical condition at Mulago national referral hospital when an unidentified man opened fire following a disagreement with his girlfriend in a city pub on Sunday. The 5.00am incident, the Police said, happened at Top pub a popular hangout on William street- the second such incident at the place in four years. Four people are so far in police custody over the incident. The man armed with a pistol is said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Switzerland

7 October 2013

Local (Switzerland)

A 60-year-old Swiss farmer suspected of shooting a 44-year-old woman dead and injuring his brother with a revolver in the canton of Lucerne died on Monday after apparently turning the firearm on himself. The shootings occurred on Sunday at 6pm on the man's farm in the rural village of Luthern, west of the city of Lucerne, cantonal police said. The man opened fire on the woman and his brother in a shed, where they were milking cows, before pulling the trigger on... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Africa,Zimbabwe

7 October 2013

Herald (Zimbabwe)

A 29-year-old South African was last week fined US$400 for smuggling a CZ Pistol loaded with 15 rounds into the country through Beitbridge border post. Bucks Ridwan Anwar of 5 Middleburg, Bonker Street, South Africa, employed by FTS Logistics as a transport manager, was convicted on his own plea of guilty when he appeared before the border town's magistrate Mr Innocent Bepura charged with smuggling. In the event that Anwar fails to pay the fine he risks imprisonment... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom

7 October 2013

Daily Mail (UK)

An illegal armourer has been jailed for a raft of firearms and drugs offences, including possessing two handguns and hundreds of bullets. Today at Maidstone Crown Court, Thomas Keatley, 28, of Sussex, was sentenced to nine years and four months after he was found with two handguns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, gun-making equipment and a large quantity of cannabis. Keatley, arrested as part of an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service's anti-gun Trident... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistan

7 October 2013

Central Asia Online

KARACHI – The Sindh provincial government is pressing on with a campaign to clear Karachi of illegal weapons and ban new firearm licences, even though few owners so far have surrendered their guns or ammunition voluntarily, officials say. The so-called "Weapon-Free Karachi" campaign started September 27 and will go through October 12. It kicked off when the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered Sindh Province to rid Karachi of illicit arms and ammunition and to take... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

7 October 2013

Miami Herald

In the weeks since the Washington Navy Yard shooting, the city of New Orleans reached a tragic milestone. All told, 108 people have been murdered in the Crescent City so far this year. In September two black girls, one 11 years old and the other age 2, were shot and killed. And earlier this year a national organization advocating for stricter gun control told the story of a black 10-year-old New Orleans boy who has been shot and seriously injured twice in his short... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jamaica,Cayman Islands

7 October 2013

CayCompass.com (Cayman Islands)

The Cayman Islands can fight a rising tide of violent crime with a combination of the "big stick and the olive branch," according to the man behind one of Jamaica's more successful crime-fighting schemes. William Shagoury, the keynote speaker at a Crime Prevention Seminar in Grand Cayman last week, said the Cayman Islands needed to deal swiftly and strongly with its gang and gun problems before it escalated any further. A coordinated community effort involving youth... (GunPolicy.org)

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