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Gun Policy News, 24 March 2010

Ouganda

24 March 2010

New Vision (Kampala)

KAMPALA — An unspecified number of guns suspected to be from Southern Sudan are being sold in Arua district, the resident district commissioner (RDC) has said. Maj. Ibrahim Abiriga said security operatives had recovered 15 guns within the last two weeks. "We realised that some guns were from Southern Sudan," he said. The West Nile region Police spokesperson, Henry Alyang, confirmed recovering the guns but did not specify the number. "It is still too early to say... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

24 March 2010

Cape Argus (Cape Town)

The father of the 24-year-old student police constable who died after being shot, allegedly by a fellow officer, on Sunday, says he cannot understand how his son could have been shot inside a police station. Police said that on Monday, Litha Maxengana and a 29-year-old colleague had been discussing a new firearm clip designed to prevent criminals from snatching guns, when a shot had been fired "accidentally". He was rushed from the Sea Point Police Station to hospital... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

24 March 2010

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

NAIROBI — Kenya's pastoralists have spent Sh1.1 billion to arm themselves over the years, it was revealed on Wednesday. The figure is tallied from the number of firearms confiscated from them during the recent disarmament. The guns are used for cattle rustling in which many people are killed and livestock stolen. Internal Security Permanent Secretary Francis Kimemia said this while the minister, Prof George Saitoti, pledged to have a law enacted, with stiffer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie

24 March 2010

Associated Press

MOSCOW, Russia - Russian television has aired a video of a wedding guest shooting himself in the head with a rubber bullet in a game of Russian roulette. An excerpt from a wedding video airing on NTV television shows a man addressing the groom, then whipping out a pistol, pointing it to his head and pulling the trigger with a click. The man gives the gun to another man who then shoots himself in the temple and falls to the ground. The Komsomolskaya Pravda daily... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2010

MSNBC (USA)

Waving a chromed semiautomatic pistol, the robber pushed into the building in the bustling Five Points neighborhood of Columbia, S.C., just before 11 p.m. on April 11, 2009. "Gimme what you got!" he yelled, his gun hand trembling. Attorney Jim Corley was one of four people in the room, the lounge area of a 12-step recovery group's meeting hall. "He said, 'Give me your wallet,'" Corley recalled. "So I reached around to my back pocket and gave him what was... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2010

Daily Herald (Everett, Washington)

EVERETT, Washington — Snohomish County Councilman John Koster has renewed a bid to repeal the county's current ban on guns at county parks, two months after a similar effort failed. Washington state law currently allows guns in all but a few specific places such as jails, courtrooms, commercial airports and liquor stores. The state law also says cities and counties cannot enact firearms laws that are more restrictive than the state's. Koster's council colleagues in... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2010

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa - Surrounded by the family of a slain high school football coach, Iowa Gov. Chet Culver on Wednesday signed into law a measure forcing hospitals to notify authorities before releasing mental patients wanted by police. Despite concerns raised by hospital officials, the measure was approved unanimously by the state House and Senate. Culver signed it into law less than a year after coach Ed Thomas was gunned down in the Aplington-Parkersburg High School... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

24 March 2010

Christian Science Monitor

SAN FRANCISCO - Outside the Starbucks annual meeting Wednesday in Seattle, Wash., Ralph Fascitelli was one of the antigun-violence advocates handing fliers to the company's shareholders. Some fliers showed a puppy, bare feet, and a gun. Of the three, says Mr. Fascitelli, president of Washington Ceasefire, only firearms are allowed in Starbucks coffee shops. The coffee chain remains caught in the crossfire of a dispute over so-called "open carry" laws, which give gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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