Collector Busted in Denmark for Guns Without Permits
12 June 2014
Police searching the residence of a 51-year-old man's home in Ringsted on Tuesday found a large arsenal of antique weapons for which the collector didn't have the necessary permits.
Politiken reports that a total of 48 firearms were found: 20 pistols, 2 revolvers, 5 shotguns, 20 rifles and a machine gun. The search also uncovered 16,000 rounds of ammunition, gunpowder and a couple of hand grenades without detonators.
The police emphasised that the man did not have any... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Copenhagen Post
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Methodists Welcome 18 Countries Ratifying Arms Trade Treaty Including UK
3 April 2014
The Methodist Church has praised the government's ratification of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty.
The President of the Methodist Conference, the Reverend Ruth Gee, hailed it as a "legal milestone that should help to protect those who are abused and oppressed".
Countries that ratify the treaty will be required to establish national arms regulators to control the exporting of conventional weapons and weapons components, and to properly regulate arms brokers. Domestic weapon... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Christian Today
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18 Countries Ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty
2 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS — Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty's entry into force.
The ambassadors of the 18 countries handed over the documents at a U.N. ceremony on the first anniversary of the General Assembly's adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, which is aimed at stemming the global... (GunPolicy.org)
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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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Authorities Worry 3-D Printers May Undermine Europe's Gun Laws
17 October 2013
New York Times
PARIS — The gun fired four shots into a gelatin block. Each nine-millimeter bullet punched deep into the substance, which was meant to mimic the density of a human body.
For the experts at the Austrian Interior Ministry performing the test, it was a clear sign: This was a deadly weapon.
But it was no ordinary gun. The officials had downloaded the gun's digital blueprints from the Internet and "printed" the weapon on a type of 3-D printer that any person could buy... (GunPolicy.org)
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Danish Company Creates Programme to Block 3D Handgun Printing
2 July 2013
Last year American company Defense Distributed introduced the first 3D printed firearm. Now an Aalborg-based company, Create it REAL, has created software that can recognise digital gun parts and block 3D printers from printing them.
Defense Distributed, which operates out of Texas, claims on its website to have created the 3D gun for the stated purpose of defending the "civil liberty of popular access to arms" as stated in the US Constitution. The blueprints for the... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Copenhagen Post
Only Danish Police, Gun Clubs, Hunters May Own Big-bore Airguns [DA]
25 April 2012
[Translated Summary: As of June 1st, ownership of airguns over 4.5mm cal will be restricted in Denmark. More than 240,000 Danes currently own larger-calibre airguns, and authorities are anxious to avoid US-style weapon availability.]
Fra 1. juni er det ikke længere lovligt at eje og bruge luftvåben af en særlig kaliber uden at være politimand, medlem af en skytteforening eller jæger.
Danmark må ikke ende med amerikanske våbentilstande, hvor stort set alle med... (GunPolicy.org)
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Swedish Customs 'Not Focused' on Weapon Smuggling from Denmark
5 January 2012
The Öresund bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, has long been known to be an important route for weapons smugglers to get their wares into Sweden. Despite this only seven illegal weapons were seized there over the course of 2011.
"We have been mainly focusing on drugs," said Anders Trägårdh, head of operations at customs in Malmö, to daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN).
The debate about the illegal smuggling of weapons has been given a new lease of life after a... (GunPolicy.org)
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Police Call for Stricter Gun Control in Norway
2 August 2011
Views and News from Norway
Calls are going out for stricter gun regulation and changes to the Norwegian criminal code after the terrorist attacks on Oslo and Utøya, with police, politicians and academics welcoming a debate. When such a debate will be able to occur is more uncertain, with the American police chief in charge of the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombings warning Norwegians not to be overly critical of police or emergency services at this early stage.
The police have expressed a... (GunPolicy.org)
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500 Illegal Firearms Seized from Gang of Danish Gun Enthusiasts
25 September 2009
Northern Jutland police have infiltrated a major network of allegedly illegal weapons dealers and have confiscated 480 guns, among others firearms that have been used in the ongoing gang war in Copenhagen.
Dept. Chief Superintendant Frank Olsen tells TV2News that 11 men have been arrested, adding that the men have denied trading in weapons, but have said that they have a big interest in firearms.
According to the police, which terms the weapons discovery 'unusual',... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Politiken (Denmark)
Australians, Dane Among Gang Smuggling Guns from Yemen to Somalia
2 March 2008
SANA'A — Two men, Abdi Othman Soli, 28, a Danish citizen of Somali origin, and Abdullah Awadh Al-Masri, 37, a Yemeni national, were found not guilty this week of smuggling weapons to Somalia in 2006. However, the court gave Al-Masri a three-year prison sentence for other charges such as working with and providing shelter for Al-Qaeda operatives and illegal weapons trading.
Among other accusations, the two suspects were tried for smuggling anti-aircraft weapons and... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Yemen Times
40 Handguns Seized at Swedish Border, 4 Men Arrested for Gun Running
22 January 2008
Four people have been indicted in Malmö on gun-running charges following the seizure last autumn of a major consignment of weapons.
Customs officials in Malmö found 40 semi-automatic weapons concealed in the seats of a car on October 10th last year.
The driver of the vehicle was pulled over after customs officials noticed him behaving in a nervous manner when crossing the border from Denmark to Sweden.
One of the driver's two passengers was also arrested. A woman... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Local (Stockholm)
Gun Running from Eastern Europe a Threat to Denmark, EU Countries
28 August 2006
Berlingske Tidende (Copenhagen)
[Gun trafficking in Denmark and Europe, with English translation].
I Danmark lyder det fra politiet, at de illegale våben kommer ind i landet over grænserne. Hvor stor betydning har det, at det efterhånden er let at krydse grænser mellem de europæiske lande?
[In Denmark police say that a lot of illegal guns are entering the country across the borders. What impact does it have, that the borders between the European countries are almost non-existant?]
Det er i... (GunPolicy.org)
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