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Gun Policy News, 19 November 2008

Chine

19 November 2008

Chinadaily.com.cn

A total of 381 people have been arrested and more than 1,000 websites have been shut down for advertising guns for sale on the black market, the Ministry of Public Security said yesterday. Also, about 120,000 related Web pages have been deleted, following a crackdown between August and October, it said on its website. Chinese law forbids any organization or citizen to purchase or trade in guns and ammunition. Such weapons, under license, are permitted only in areas... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 November 2008

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

ST. JOHNS, Arizona — An 8-year-old boy accused in the shooting deaths of his father and another man said in a police interview released Tuesday that he did not fire the first shots at the men but later shot them so they wouldn't suffer. The boy gives conflicting accounts of the shootings during an hourlong video of his interview with authorities in St. Johns, but the video ends with him admitting to pulling the trigger. He then buries his head in his jacket. "I'm... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 November 2008

Associated Press

MARYSVILLE, Washington — A father arrested after his 6-year-old daughter was fatally shot in their Washington state home allegedly told authorities he had been drinking double shots of vodka while cleaning his guns. Court papers say Richard Peters told detectives he had asked his daughter, Stormy, to bring him the .45-caliber handgun Sunday. He said he must have pulled the trigger, and the girl fell to the floor. She was pronounced dead Monday. Bail for Peters, 42,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Israël,États-Unis

19 November 2008

Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv)

While the gun lobby in the United States took a setback last week with the election of Barack Obama, who supports the ban of assault weapons, a group of Israeli-Americans are now trying to ease restrictions on gun ownership here in Israel. Modeled and named after the powerful but controversial Virginia-based National Rifle Association, it is unclear whether the Israeli NRA will be able to gather enough support to be in any way influential. Several experts have already... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlande

19 November 2008

Herald (Ireland)

Civilian ownership of semi automatic pistols, such as the Glock, is to be banned under a new move by Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern. There are currently 1,900 legally held handguns, up from a handful in 2004. The number of handgun licences has mushroomed in recent years, following successful court challenges by shooting groups. Mr Ahern told the Dail last night that he would bring forward legislation to deal with the handguns issue. A source close to the minister... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Serbie

19 November 2008

B92 Radio/Tanjug (Belgrade)

KRAGUJEVAC, Serbia — U.S. gunmaker Remington has suspended until further notice its cooperation with the Zastava Oružje (Zastava Arms). The decision came due the global financial crisis and the U.S. company's 35 percent sales drop, Zastava Oružje Director Rade Gromovic told Tanjug on Wednesday. "Remington informed us that they cannot meet their contractual obligations and proposed that we continue exporting to the U.S. market via their partner, European America,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

19 November 2008

Leadership (Abuja)

ABUJA — A ten-man military court martial headed by Brig-Gen. Bala Usara, yesterday in Kaduna, sentenced Major Sulaiman Alabi Akubo and five other soldiers to life imprisonment for illegally selling arms worth over N100 million to Niger Delta militants. Other soldiers who shared Akubo's fate in the deal that involved over 7000 arms of various descriptions are Sergeant Matthias Peters, Lance Corporal Alexander Davou, Lance Corporal Moses Nwaigwe, Lance Corporal Nnamdi... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

19 November 2008

Voice of America, Transcript

ABUJA — Six Nigerian soldiers have been sentenced to life imprisonment for selling guns and other weapons to militants and criminals in the Niger Delta. Prosecutors said the arms sales had contributed to the violence in the oil-rich region. For VOA, Gilbert da Costa filed this report from Abuja. Security experts and rights groups have long accused some members of the security forces of secretly selling arms to militants and criminals in the Niger Delta. A Nigerian... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

19 November 2008

Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)

It might be unconstitutional and unenforceable, but Pittsburgh City Council members said they intend to fight for passage of a law that would punish gun owners who fail to report lost or stolen guns within 24 hours. "This is not going to be the end of the world (for gun owners)," Councilman Doug Shields said Tuesday during a meeting in council chambers, Downtown. "This is common-sense regulation of the world's most dangerous consumer product." A public hearing on the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan

19 November 2008

Sudan Tribune

BOR TOWN — At least 1700 arms have been collected in Jonglei County of Pibor, a survey by SPLM reveals. The collection makes the County more likely responsive to disarmament campaigns which commenced on June 1st 2008 in Southern Sudan. Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Jonglei secretariat, during a visit to Pibor early November, 2008, found that the County collected 1752 small arms. Pibor Member of Parliament to South Sudan Legislative Assembly, Ismail Konyi... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlande

19 November 2008

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Dublin), Media release

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D. today outlined his proposals to ban licensed handguns. The Minister said the handgun ban would be included in legislation currently being prepared which will be published shortly. Minister Ahern said: "Since being appointed, I have made clear my growing concern at the number and type of handguns being licensed. "From the early 1970s, in the light of the Troubles, until 2004, all handguns were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

19 November 2008

Australian Associated Press

A cricket stump with screws sticking out of it and two historic 1840s pistols are among more than 2,400 weapons handed in to Victorian police during an amnesty. Guns, knives and other weapons, like a 19th century police sword, pistol silencer and numchuckers were handed in to Victorian police stations during October. Police gave people the opportunity to hand in unwanted, unregistered or illegal weapons without questions being asked or any danger of penalty or... (GunPolicy.org)

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