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Gun Policy News, 15 June 2006


15 June 2006

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

A Chinese military company banned by the US for selling missile technology to Iran is being used in illicit weapons trafficking to Australia. An Amnesty International report released this week says firearms made by China's third largest company, Norinco, have become the weapon of choice for illicit arms dealers and traffickers. In 2001, before tighter gun laws came into effect in Australia prompted by the Port Arthur massacre, a consignment of 1604 Norinco 9mm... (

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Afrique occidentale,Nigeria

15 June 2006


ABUJA — West African heads of state adopted tough new rules on Wednesday to stop the proliferation of small arms that have fuelled devastating conflicts in several countries in the region. A convention drawn up by the regional bloc ECOWAS allows it to impose sanctions if member states fail to comply with restrictions on manufacturing and importing light weapons. "The threats and challenges posed by proliferation of small arms as well as the activities of bandits... (

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15 June 2006

NewsNet5-TV News (Cleveland)

CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland has teamed up with Mittal Steel to destroy thousands of confiscated guns. The weapons were thrown into raging hot ovens on Thursday as part of a citywide non-violence initiative. Cleveland police say 45 percent of all accidental shootings involve children and 22 percent of those are children under the age of 15. With gun violence up by more than 20 percent, city officials and police said they knew they had to do something, reported... (

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Gambie,Afrique occidentale

15 June 2006

The Point (Banjul)

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) Gambia, in collaboration with the Brikama Community, will be holding a grand cultural show at the Brikama mini-stadium on Saturday, 17 June 2006, starting at 5pm. "This Cultural Show is part of an ongoing Sensitizaiton Campaign that WANEP Gambia is spearheading to raise awareness in communities on the illicit proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the sub-region," a press release sent... (

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Nouvelle Zélande,Nations Unies

15 June 2006

New Zealand Parliament, Questions for Oral Answer, Speech

DIANNE YATES (Labour) to the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control: What is the Government's response, if any, to the Million Faces petition delivered to him today by Amnesty International, Oxfam, and the International Action Network on Small Arms, which calls for New Zealand support for a draft arms trade treaty? Hon PHIL GOFF (Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control): I had the privilege this afternoon to receive that petition, on the forecourt of Parliament,... (

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15 June 2006

Forbes (USA) / AP

A suburban police officer left a submachine gun in his unmarked vehicle while he attended a baseball game downtown, and returned to find it stolen, police said Thursday. The narcotics officer from Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township left the weapon covered in the back seat of his Jeep while he attended a Detroit Tigers game Wednesday night at Comerica Park, West Bloomfield Police Chief Ron Cronin told local TV stations. "He gets an 'A' for stupidity in this... (

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15 June 2006

NBC-5 TV News (Dallas)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida — Police say a South Florida condo owner might have gone too far while enforcing the rules in his community. Port St. Lucie police are charging Jay Hanson with aggravated assault after he used a gun to enforce the rules at his building's swimming pool. Police said Hanson was on pool patrol when he asked some other residents who were drinking beer in bottles to leave. The condo rules ban glass containers. The residents said Hanson told them... (

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15 June 2006

CBS-5 TV News (San Francisco)

San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly, responding Wednesday to a gun rights group's call for him to personally finance any appeal of the recent decision to strike down San Francisco's handgun ban, announced that he would pay for the appeal — if the gun industry agrees to civil liability for firearm violence in the city. The Second Amendment Foundation's Tuesday call for Daly to pay out of his own pocket to defend what it referred to in a statement as an "outrageous... (

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Royaume-Uni,Nations Unies

15 June 2006

Christian Aid / Reuters, Media release

Mark Thomas and pupils from a school in south London hand in a peace petition on Thursday 15th June, signed by more than 4,000 children, to Downing Street in the run-up to the UN Summit on Small Arms in New York (26 June-7 July). [Photo] The petition — run by Christian Aid's children's website — encouraged 8-12 year olds to send a message of peace to Tony Blair and George Bush, urging them 'to do everything they can to make the world a peaceful... (

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15 June 2006

Lancashire Evening Post (Preston)

A project to create a national database of gun enthusiasts is "fundamentally flawed", according to a Lancashire police report. Officers in Lancashire and the London Metropolitan force have now had to rerun the pilot project, set up in the wake of the Dunblane killings 10 years ago, after problems getting the database to work with existing police systems emerged. The fault meant that the National Firearms Register pilot ran so slowly that it was effectively useless.... (

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