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Gun Policy News, 25 October 2013

Denmark,Southern Europe,Eastern Europe,Norway,Sweden,Croatia,Kosovo,Albania,Montenegro,Serbia

25 October 2013

Southeast European Times

Increasing police co-operation and raising public awareness about the danger from firearms is the key to limiting the trafficking of illegal weapons in the Balkans, experts said. Civil society groups estimated there are millions of small and light arms that are widely available. "The significant number of circulating small and light weapons creates a fertile ground for the general sense of insecurity, vulnerability of citizens to armed violence and serious crime, with... (GunPolicy.org)

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England & Wales

25 October 2013

BBC News

A 3D printer and suspected "homemade" gun components seized during police raids in Manchester are being examined. Officers initially thought they could be a "plastic magazine and trigger" which would make a "viable" gun. But a man who was arrested in connection with the raid said the parts were sections of the 3D printer. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has now said it "cannot categorically say" whether the objects are the component parts for a gun. The arrested... (GunPolicy.org)

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Solomon Islands

25 October 2013

ABC Radio Australia (Shortwave)

In Solomon Islands, planning is now underway for the local police force to AGAIN be issued with guns. Although the reintroduction of firearms would be limited, it's still a major shift in policy 10 years after a gun amnesty was part of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands or RAMSI. The intervention was a regional response to five years of ethnic tensions and there's no doubt some of the bloodshed was caused by the police's own guns which militants had... (GunPolicy.org)

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Solomon Islands

25 October 2013

ABC News (Australia)

Planning has begun in Solomon Islands for parts of the local police force to again be issued with guns. It's a major shift in policy, 10 years after a gun amnesty was introduced as part of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands. RAMSI's Participating Police Force Commander Paul Osborne says only three sections of the force will carry the weapons. "That'll be airport policing," he told Pacific Beat. "The close personal protection (unit to protect) visiting... (GunPolicy.org)

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