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Gun Policy News, 30 October 2013

South Africa

30 October 2013

Washington Post / Associated Press

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Prosecutors accusing Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder will add two more charges believed to relate to firing guns in public to the indictment against him, apparently to show another side to the inspiring double-amputee Olympian: Reckless and trigger-happy. Pistorius now faces charges of murder, illegal possession of ammunition and two other counts of breaking South Africa's firearms laws in his trial in March. Pistorius' lawyers... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

30 October 2013

Star (Kenya)

Kenyans [are] divided over calls by Mombasa preachers to be issued with guns to guard themselves and their flock. Calls by pastors in Mombasa to have them armed with AK47 rifles continue to attract mixed reactions across the country. Sheikh Juma Ngao, who is the Kenya Muslim National Advisory Council chairman, said it is a good idea to arm clerics. He however said not all clerics should be armed as some clerics are criminals hiding behind religion. "Not all clerics... (GunPolicy.org)

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China

30 October 2013

Global Times (China)

A police officer was detained on Wednesday for fatally shooting a pregnant restaurant owner because she did not serve milk tea in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. The police officer, 33, surnamed Hu, came to the victim's restaurant on Monday evening while intoxicated. Hu asked the owner if they had milk tea, and when told that they didn't, he shot her and her husband. The woman and her fetus died after being sent to hospital.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tajikistan

30 October 2013

Central Asia Online

SUGHD, Tajikistan – Police in Sughd Oblast have seized 196 firearms this year, Avesta.tj reported October 30, citing the Sughd Oblast police press office. Officers seized some of the weapons for lack of firearm permits and others during crime-fighting operations, the police said. Most of the weapons are hunting rifles, police added. During the same period last year, Sughd Oblast police confiscated 244... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

30 October 2013

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

At least 86,000 firearms were collected by Angolan National Police from 2008 to 2013, as part of the voluntary disarming process, it was announced on Wednesday by police chief commissioner, Paulo de Almeida. According to the coordinator of national technical sub commission for civil population disarming, despite of voluntary hand over by the citizens, the national police has the main goal of keeping the public order and tranquility, by sensitizing the... (GunPolicy.org)

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