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Azerbaijan,Armenia

Eyes on Armenia, Azerbaijan Builds Its Own Gun Industry

14 October 2016

Eurasianet.org (EU/Asia)

With an array of new, domestically produced weapons, including sniper rifles, machine guns, armed drones, and armored vehicles, Azerbaijan is showcasing its arms industry amid growing tensions with neighboring Armenia. Much of the attention on Azerbaijan's growing military has focused on the country's weapons purchases from abroad, notably from Russia and Israel. But the country also has been steadily building up its indigenous production capabilities. The new wares... (GunPolicy.org)

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Azerbaijan,Europe

Turkey Launches Production of First Domestic Sniper Rifle

7 March 2013

Azer News (Azerbaijan)

Turkey has launched production of the first domestic sniper rifle Bora 12, the Sabah newspaper reported. Work on the construction and manufacture of the rifles has taken Turkish engineers almost five years to complete. The rifle's calibre is 7.62 millimetres and the point target of this rifle can be affected to a distance of 1000 metres. The newspaper reports that the sniper rifle made in Turkey will be exported and in particular to the European markets. Creating a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estonia,Dominican Republic,Ecuador,Ukraine,Kyrgyzstan,Moldova,Kazakhstan,Belize,Latvia,Venezuela,Belarus,Lithuania,Bahamas,Bolivia,Azerbaijan,Russia,Antigua & Barbuda,Guyana,South Africa,Jamaica,Honduras,Guatemala,El Salvador,South America,Colombia,Brazil,Central America,Caribbean

1/3 of Femicides Committed With Gun in Latin America and Caribbean [ES]

2 March 2012

RT-TV Novosti (Russia)

[Translated summary: Nearly a third of crimes against women are committed with a firearm and in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras this indicator is 60% - Small Arms Survey.] El mayor nivel de feminicidios se registra en Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Catorce países latinoamericanos aparecen entre los 25 del mundo con la tasa más elevada de crímenes contra la mujer. El informe de la organización de investigaciones independientes Small Arms Survey,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Slovakia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Serbia,Russia,Armenia,Turkey,Romania,Czech Republic,Croatia,United States,Bulgaria,Ukraine,Southern Europe,Georgia,Eastern Europe

South Caucasian Republics Purchased 107,324 Small Arms in 2005-2010

4 January 2012

Milaz.info (Azerbaïdjan)

The South Caucasian republics purchased 107 324 small arms from various countries of the world in 2005-2010. APA reports quoting the UN Register of Conventional Arms that Georgia takes the first place among the South Caucasian republics on purchase of small arms during this period. Georgia bought 76 377 small arms from 7 countries. The submachine guns, short rifles, pistols, automatic rifles, pistol-machineguns, heavy machineguns, grenade launchers as well as the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Azerbaijan

Man with Legal Handgun Killed 13 'For Pleasure' at Azerbaijan College

16 May 2009

Agence France Presse

A man who shot 12 people dead at a university in Azerbaijan before killing himself left messages saying he would "experience the pleasure of killing", police and prosecutors say. Farda Gadirov, 29, described himself as a "lone wolf", a joint statement from the general prosecutor's office and interior ministry said on Friday. Investigators had found photographs and messages in which he had anticipated his shooting spree, it added. "There is no love for me, only hate,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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Azerbaijan

Foreign Experts Not Invited to Investigate Mass Shooting in Azerbaijan

5 May 2009

Turkish Weekly (Ankara) / Trend News

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Foreign experts and specialists have not been invited to investigate the lawsuit on the armed attack at the Azerbaijani university. As highly-qualified specialists have been involved in the investigation-operation group to reveal the crime as soon as possible, there is no need to invite any foreign specialists and experts, the Prosecutor General's Office Press Secretary Eldar Sultanov told Trend News on May 5. A gunman attacked the Azerbaijan... (GunPolicy.org)

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Azerbaijan

Mass Shooting in Azerbaijan Oil University Leaves 13 Dead, 10 Wounded

1 May 2009

Agence France Presse

A gunman shot 12 people dead on Thursday before killing himself at a university in the oil-rich Caspian state of Azerbaijan, officials said. The massacre at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy stunned the small mainly Muslim country, which has never before seen the kind of public shooting rampages that have plagued some Western countries in recent years. The ex-Soviet republic's interior ministry said in a statement that the gunman, identified as 29-year-old Farda... (GunPolicy.org)

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Azerbaijan

Man Kills 12, Wounds 13, Kills Himself with Pistol in Azerbaijan Academy

30 April 2009

Fineko/abc.az

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Internal Affairs and General Office of Public Prosecutor made official statement on the occasion of today's public crime committed at 9.30 am in one of the higher educational institutions of Baku. The statement says: a stranger entered the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy's 2nd building (also known as "new building") located at 227, D.Aliyeva Street, which is the location of such departments as "Gas, Oil and Minerals",... (GunPolicy.org)

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Armenia,Azerbaijan,Belarus,Georgia,Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan,Moldova,Russia,Tajikistan,Ukraine,Uzbekistan

Former Soviet States Plan Database of Gun Runners, Illicit Arms Dealers

11 April 2008

BBC Worldwide Monitoring / Interfax, Transcript

A joint CIS database of transnational criminal groups involved in illegal arms trafficking will be created, the press service of the Minsk-based CIS Executive Committee has told Interfax. "This is stipulated by a draft agreement on cooperation in combating the illegal manufacturing and sale of firearms, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices, which has been discussed by the committee's expert group," the press service said. Chief of the committee's anti-crime... (GunPolicy.org)

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