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Sweden

Swedish Security Guard Shot in Holiday Shopping Rush

23 December 2013

Local (Sweden)

Swedish police have detained three men suspected of robbery that left a security guard with a bullet wound to the stomach. "It was a robbery against a valuable goods truck outside Citygross in the Kungens Kurva neighbourhood," Stockholm police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson told the TT news agency. The robbery took place around noon in the busy shopping district south of Stockholm, which among other thing houses the world's largest Ikea and the Heron City entertainment... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Gang Shooting Shocks Swedish Christmas Shoppers

15 December 2013

Local (Sweden)

A man was gunned down in central Örebro in eastern Sweden on Saturday in full view of shoppers out in the middle of the Christmas rush, with police reporting a gangland connection. The man, who is reported to be in his twenties, was shot in the torso on Drottninggatan in Örebro's main shopping area on Saturday afternoon, according to a report in the local Nerikes Allehanda daily. According to the police the man is connected to a gang known as Romanos and it is... (GunPolicy.org)

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

Balkan Police Work to Raise Public Awareness Against Arms Trafficking

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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Sweden

Swedish Man Shot Dead Near Neighbourhood Bike Path

22 October 2013

Local (Sweden)

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in a residential area in Falkenberg, about 100 kilometres south of Gothenbuerg in southwestern Sweden, late Monday night. Police received reports of gunfire around 11.30pm and arrived to the Falkagård neighbourhood to find a man with gunshot wounds lying by the side of a bike path adjacent to Solhagavägen. "Several shots were fired in this neighbourhood," Halland County police spokesman Lars Grimbeck told the Aftonbladet... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Four Men Shot in Swedish Suburb, Suspected Gang Link

21 October 2013

Local (Sweden)

Four young men were shot at a sausage stand in the northwest Stockholm suburb of Tensta on Sunday night with ambulances being so slow to respond that some victims were taken to hospital by car. Two of the victims were born in 1990, one in 1991, while the fourth was born in 1996. "One of them is in critical condition, while the others have less serious injuries," police spokesman Lars Byström told the TT news agency. The gunfire erupted near a sausage stand in... (GunPolicy.org)

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United Kingdom,Sweden,Germany,United States,Australia

US Man Charged Over Internet Gun Sales to Australians

18 October 2013

Australian (Sydney) / AAP

A Kentucky man accused of selling an assault rifle and a 9mm pistol to buyers in Australia via an encrypted "deep web" website has been indicted by a grand jury in the US. Adam Joseph Bunger, 33, will be arraigned on October 30 in the District Court in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after the jury was presented with evidence collected by Australian Federal Police and US authorities. Bunger is accused of using the German-based website Black Market Reloaded to find buyers in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia,United States,Sweden,England & Wales,Germany

US Man Charged With Shipping Guns Internationally, Including Australia

12 September 2013

Courier-Journal (Kentucky) / Associated Press

In a secretive corner of the Internet, buyers and sellers can meet up in a marketplace where virtually anything is available. That's where federal investigators say that 33-year-old Adam Joseph Bunger used various aliases to sell weapons to buyers overseas — including to people in countries with strict firearm purchasing and ownership laws. Bunger is charged in federal court in Kentucky with shipping a firearm in foreign commerce, delivering a firearm to an... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Two Dead, Others Injured as Swedish City Hit by Spate of Gun Crime

8 September 2013

Local (Sweden)

One person was hospitalized on Sunday morning after having been shot in the leg in a shootout in the suburb of Hisingen in Gothenburg, the third shooting in the city in recent days. "We have a possible crime scene that we have cordoned off," said Joakim Hansson at Västra Götaland police. The alarm came in at 6.13am. There are currently no suspects in the shooting which follows a spate of gun crime in the city this week. Police were called to the suburb of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Man Injured in Shooting at Swedish School

18 May 2013

Local (Sweden)

Panic broke out at a Gothenburg school on Friday evening as one man was injured in a shooting which could be linked to a violent robbery that took place in the area on the same day. The man sustained light injuries and was admitted to the Sahlgrenska Hospital. On Saturday morning, police had made no arrests but were treating the incident as attempted murder or attempted manslaughter after receiving around 30 calls from the public. At least one cartridge case was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Man Charged After Swedish Woman Dies in Shooting Game

3 May 2013

Local (Sweden)

A Swedish woman has died after playing what appeared to be a game of Russian roulette in western Sweden. The 23-year-old man who provided the weapon was charged for manslaughter on Thursday. The incident occurred in mid-March in an apartment in Flatås, Gothenburg, where emergency service workers found the 48-year-old woman seriously injured. The 23-year-old man is believed to have brought out a gun during an evening of drinking, loaded it with one live round, put it... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Swedish Cop in Trouble After Letting Friend Fire Gun Despite Ban

30 April 2013

Local (Sweden)

A Swedish police officer risks disciplinary action after letting a soon-to-be groom fire 30 shots with his service weapon at a bachelor party held at the indoor shooting range of a police station in western Sweden. Wishing to give his friend a memorable send-off before he entered into married life, the officer invited the groom-to-be and ten other friends to celebrate at the shooting range of the Halmstad police station in June of last year. During the festivities,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

One Shooting a Week in Swedish Town, Gangs Blamed for Half Shootings

29 April 2013

Local (Sweden)

After a man was shot dead through his kitchen window in Gothenburg this weekend, local police said easier access to weapons has lead to one shooting a week in the western Sweden city. "It's been really easy for criminals to get their hands on weapons and they don't hesitate to use them," Erik Nord of the Västra Götaland police told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN). DN reported that for the past two years, Sweden's second largest city has seen on average one... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Swedish Police Shoot Drunk Gun-Toting Man

27 April 2013

Local (Sweden)

A drunk man was shot in the foot by police in Umeå in northern Sweden on Friday night after he pointed a pistol at them in an attempt to evade arrest. "They determined that they were faced with a deadly threat," said Benny Ahlenius at Umeå police. Police were called to an address in the Umedalen area of the city on Friday night following a report that a man had assaulted and threatened his wife. When the police unit arrived the apparently drunk man pointed a gun at... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Swedish Children Find Loaded Gun in Snow, Fire Round

14 April 2013

Local (Sweden)

A group of children playing in a snow drift in Umeå in northern Sweden on Saturday came across what they thought was a toy gun only to find out that it was a real weapon when one of them pulled the trigger. Luckily the shot was fired into the ground and none of the children were hurt. "It could have gone really badly. The children could just as well have started playing a war game and begun shooting at each other. It is also an area with lots of people and children... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

School Shooting 'Likely' in Sweden - Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

21 March 2013

Local (Sweden)

There will likely be a school shooting in Sweden sometime in the foreseeable future, according to the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, which warned that local authorities are woefully unprepared to deal with such an event. "Many people have access to hunting weapons, even if you can't go to just any store and buy a gun, access to them is nevertheless pretty wide," MSB risk analyst Magnus Winehal told the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper. In a report looking at... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden,Uruguay,Finland,Iraq,Saudi Arabia,Cyprus,Switzerland,Yemen,Serbia,United States

10 Nations with Highest Gun Ownership

12 March 2013

SiliconIndia

Bangalore: "Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins," said novelist Ayn Rand. In an era where the misuse of guns and ammunitions are leading to massacres, it is no more a place of nonviolence. Arms and ammunitions leave bitter memories and scar the human race for ages to come. Here are the 10 countries with highest gun ownership, as listed by yahoo.com. USA: USA tops the list of countries with highest gun ownership and this no surprise! The... (GunPolicy.org)

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European Union,Sweden,Myanmar,Syria

Stray Swedish Weapons Show Up in Syria, Myanmar Despite EU Ban

7 March 2013

Local (Sweden)

Syrian rebels appear to be using Swedish weapons, visible in a new video that has emerged from the civil war in which an anti-regime fighter cradles a well-known Swedish model of anti-tank rifle. TV4 news found the video in which a rebel fighter emerges with a Carl Gustaf rocket launcher perched on his right shoulder. The report dubs the weapon a "Swedish export success story". It is the second time in the past few months that Swedish weapons have made their way to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Sweden Holds Gun Amnesty to Get Illegal, Homemade Guns Off Street

1 March 2013

Local (Sweden)

Sweden on Friday commenced with its first weapons amnesty in more than five years, allowing anyone to turn illegal firearms in to police with no questions asked. "From a law enforcement perspective, we are happy to have a new, temporary weapons amnesty underway," Detective Peter Thorsell of the legal division of the National Police Board (Rikspolisstyrelsen) said in a statement. "Reducing illegal weapons possession is a very important measure for reducing gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Regional Distribution of Firearms in Sweden

28 February 2013

Nyheter 24

[Editor's note: Translated by GunPolicy.org from Swedish into English] There are close to two million registered weapons in Sweden, distributed among 600,000 Swedes. The number of registered weapons in Sweden is up to 1 955 478. It's almost a weapon for every fifth Swede. But the weapons are distributed among 599 243 Swedes who have a weapon license . Most of the weapons are in Jämtland where 17 percent - 596 weapons per 1,000 inhabitants - of the residents own a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sweden

Swedish Tabloid Guilty of Buying Illegal Gun for Article on Guns

19 February 2013

Local (Sweden)

The editor of Swedish tabloid Expressen and two journalists are guilty of gun crimes, a Swedish court ruled on Tuesday, upholding a lower court ruling that their investigative sting into buying black-market weapons in Malmö was illegal. In 2010, Expressen published an article in 2010 in which a journalist had purchased illegal weapons in Malmö. The decision to buy a gun followed a spate of fatal shootings in the southern city, most of which were suspected to have... (GunPolicy.org)

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