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Gun Policy News, 19 November 2013

United States,Tonga,Fiji

19 November 2013

Matangi Tonga

NADI, Fiji - An American national of Tongan ethnicity has been charged for bribery of a public official and illegal possession of arms and ammunition after he attempted to smuggle firearms past security officials at Fiji's Nadi Airport last week. According to media reports, the accused Sonny David Bernard Blake (29) was arrested on Wednesday November 13 when he arrived at Nadi Airport from Los Angeles, and allegedly tried to bribe custom officers with USD $40 in an... (GunPolicy.org)

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Honduras,United States,Mexico

19 November 2013

New Republic (USA)

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Nearly everyone in Honduras blames drug trafficking for the Central American country's unfortunate distinction of having the world's highest homicide rate - over 91 per 100,000. But in the same breath, nearly everyone in Honduras will also admit, just days away from a landmark general election, that the proliferation of firearms plays a key role in the tragic triumvirate of corruption, trafficking, and violence that's increased here over the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada,United States

19 November 2013

CP24 (Toronto)

WINNIPEG - A life sentence has been handed down to a man in Winnipeg who was convicted of shooting two men with a pistol that was last registered to the New York Police Department. A courtroom heard Monday that a Glock nine-millimetre gun was used by Randy Murray Williams to kill Darren Joey Swampy and Lee Brady Spence in February 2011. But the gun was not registered in Canada and the Crown admits no one knows how it got across the border. Williams, who is 29,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexico

19 November 2013

Milenio (Mexico)

[Translated summary: Almost 36% of crimes committed in the Puebla state of Mexico involve firearms, according to the National Survey on Victimization and Perception of Public Safety 2013 (ENVIPE). This rate is lower than the national rate of around 44%, however citizens in this state feel increasingly insecure.] PUEBLA - En el estado, la tasa de víctimas de la delincuencia es de 22 mil 733 por cada 100 mil personas mientras que el 35.9 por ciento de los delitos se... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russia

19 November 2013

Moscow Times

Aiming to lure tourists to Russia for hunting trips, the Interior Ministry has proposed new legislation that could make it easier to temporarily import sporting firearms and transport them within the country. The amendments would allow foreign citizens to carry firearms across the Russian border without certification if the purpose of their visit is to hunt or participate in shooting related events, according to a draft posted Monday on the unified government... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

19 November 2013

myPolice - Queensland Police Service News, Media release

Sunshine Coast Police have seized a large number of weapons including firearms and crossbows after executing a search warrant at a Coes Creek residence yesterday. It will be alleged detectives located firearms, crossbows and a quantity of ammunition during the search of the property. Semi-automatic rifles and handguns were among the weapons allegedly found. Investigations into the origins of the weapons are ongoing. A 27-year-old Coes Creek man was charged with... (GunPolicy.org)

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