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Gun Policy News, 14 October 2013

Australia

14 October 2013

ABC News (Australia)

The South Australian Government said it would take more steps to crack down on gun crime. Premier Jay Weatherill said new offences would be created and police given wide-ranging additional powers. Under planned changes to the Firearms Act, the trafficking of firearms will become an offence, with a maximum prison sentence of 20 years. People unlawfully in possession of a loaded firearm could face a fine of $75,000 or 15 years in jail. Mr Weatherill said police would... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalia

14 October 2013

Alert Net / Thompson Reuters, Media release

"Thanks for taking photos in my shop as an example to tell others that we are living in danger," says Yasin Asyayr Gurase. In his small store in Kalabyr, a village of about 1,500 people 100 kilometres south of Garowe in the Puntland State of Somalia, guns are stacked against shelves filled with shirts and shoes, and AK-47s rest against food products. These weapons are not for sale. Rather, after a number of recent accidents in the village, they are being left in shops... (GunPolicy.org)

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Barbados

14 October 2013

Stabroek News (Guyana) / Daily Nation (Barbados)

The drugs-for-guns trade has reached Barbados and could be largely responsible for the increased presence and use of firearms here, say police sources. And intelligence gathered by the Regional Security Systems (RSS), the organization charged with the defence and security of the Eastern Caribbean region, seems to support this. DAILY NATION investigations have revealed that some of the guns flowing into Barbados were sent by suppliers connected to local dealers in lieu... (GunPolicy.org)

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