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Gun Policy News, 14 November 2008

Gambie,Afrique occidentale

14 November 2008

Afrique en ligne / PANA

BANJUL, Gambia — The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP), alarmed at the high number of small arms and light weapons in the sub-region, on Friday called on civil society organizations to engage policy makers to ratify the relevant convention. Ms. Pamela Cole, National Coordinator of WANEP, made the call at the end of a civil society organization training on how to build network and ensure that decision-makers are influenced towards policy change. She said... (

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14 November 2008

Independent (Dublin)

The Garda Commissioner is powerless to stop the increase in the number of legally held handguns — which could be ending up in the hands of criminals. The number of licensed handguns has increased from just one in 2003 to 1,800 now due to a relaxation in the licensing rules. Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy yesterday said he was unable to give guidelines on the issuing of firearms licences to his superintendents — and the courts were often over-ruling their... (

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