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Gun Policy News, 28 October 2013

Philippines

28 October 2013

Japan Times

MANILA – At least 22 candidates and supporters have been killed in election-related violence over the past month ahead of this week's village polls across the Philippines, underscoring the violent downside of one of Asia's most rambunctious democracies. Twenty-seven other people have been wounded in violence linked to election rivalries, mostly in shootouts, national police spokesman Senior Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac said. At least 588 people have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Dominican Republic

28 October 2013

Etorno Inteligente (Venezuela)

[Translated summary: The cost of applying for a firearms licence in the Dominican Republic has increased to RD$9917.01, to cover the added taxes and ballistics testing required. Authorities are recording information about each owner and their guns, including biometric details, and some gun owners have complained about the cost and time involved. An amnesty is being granted to allow people time to afford the increased costs but critics are worried that more citizens will... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

28 October 2013

Times of India

JAIPUR - The .32 bore revolver seems to be the favourite among MPs from Rajasthan. Out of the six MPs who have purchased a gun from the government between 2001 and 2012, at least three MPs have bought a .32 bore revolver while two procured a .32 bore pistol and yet one more a .99 pistol. The disclosure were made in reply to an application filed under RTI Act by activist Ambarish Pandey. The data from the government was then analyzed by Association for Democratic... (GunPolicy.org)

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