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Netherlands Antilles

Gun Battle Erupts, Revolver Found in Netherlands Antilles School Bus

30 January 2010

Daily Herald (St Maarten)

CUL DE SAC -- Police held nine teens and seized a revolver after a gang clash in Cul de Sac that led to a shooting from a school bus Friday afternoon. A gang from the district allegedly attacked the school bus near Cake House bakery and supermarket. A passenger retaliated, firing at least one gunshot from the bus window, police said. Witnesses remember hearing two gunshots. One didn't come from the bus. A stray bullet struck a car's windshield and lodged in its... (

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Netherlands Antilles,Central America,South America

Legislators Vote to Tighten Gun Control in 20 Latin American Nations

9 December 2008

Daily Herald (St Maarten)

WILLEMSTAD — Firearms law amendments to bring about stricter control and regulation of small arms and ammunition in the Netherlands Antilles is on the agenda of Parliament's Justice Committee for January. The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) approved the General Law on Small Arms and Ammunition during its 24th General Assembly in Panama City on Friday. This law now has to be merged with the existing firearms laws in each of the 20-plus member countries, of... (

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Netherlands Antilles

Gun Trafficking a Threat to Tourism

8 July 2004

Daily Herald (Netherlands Antilles), Editorial

The discovery of a large arsenal of firearms in a Cul de Sac home, described as a "serious blow to crime," is reason for concern. Of course, the fact that police were able to confiscate the guns with ammunition and arrest a suspect is good news, but it is also downright scary that such extremely powerful and deadly weapons, including several machine guns, are present and in criminal hands. With its many bays and beaches, along with the open border between the French... (

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