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Gun Policy News, 15 June 2011

Côte d'Ivoire

15 June 2011

Agence Ivoirienne de Presse (Côte d'Ivoire)

[Translated summary: Following the post-electoral crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, authorities called the owners of illegal firearms to surrender them without delay. They ensured that there will be no prosecution against those who do.] BOUAFLE - Le préfet de la région de la Marahoué et du département de Bouaflé, Alliali Kouadio a appelé dimanche les détenteurs illicites d'armes à feu à les déposer sans délai, auprès des chefs de village, des religieux ou à la... (

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République démocratique du Congo (RDC)

15 June 2011

La Prospérité (Congo DRC)

[Translated summary: A panel of experts met this week in Kinshasa to discuss the stockpiling and destruction of firearms and ammunition in DRC. The objective was to define the geographic priorities and emergencies on matters related to securing and managing stockpiling of National Defence firearms and ammunition. As mentioned by the National Commission, this is one step towards the implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit... (

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15 June 2011

Observer (Pakistan)

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan is unlikely to agree to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), in its present format, as Ministry of Foreign Affairs argues that linking of arms transfers with human rights criteria may have severe implications. The first meeting of inter-ministerial meeting of experts' group on conventional arms was chaired by Director, Disarmament, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 12, 2011. As per decisions of the senior level Inter-Ministerial meeting on Arms... (

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15 June 2011

NATO Review

In 2001, UN member states signed up to a politically binding plan to tackle small arms. They did this amidst a growing awareness that the illicit manufacture, transfer and circulation of small arms and light weapons - and their excessive accumulation and uncontrolled spread in many parts of the world - was undermining human security and development. The 2001 UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All... (

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15 June 2011

Wall Street Journal

Federal agents battled their supervisors to stop a government program that kept illicit guns in circulation to trace them to weapons traffickers, a new congressional report shows. Some agents even worried that a gun tracked, then lost, in the program might have been used in the January shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. That didn't turn out to be the case, but other guns tracked by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives did end up at other crime... (

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15 June 2011

Canoe (Canada)

[Translated summary: A 19 year old man was arrested for unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm after police has found pictures of him holding the firearm on the social network 'Facebook'. The firearm, a .12 calibre shotgun, is a prohibited firearm according to the Canadian Firearms Act.] SHERBROOKE – Ce n'est pas nouveau, mais l'histoire de ce jeune homme de 19 ans est là pour le rappeler: il faut faire attention aux photos que l'on publie sur Facebook. Un... (

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15 June 2011

Christian Science Monitor

MEXICO CITY - Who is supplying guns to Mexican drug traffickers? The answer has become one of the most polemical in the gun rights debate, with Mexico blaming lax US gun laws and gun rights advocates saying that blame is misplaced. Statistics are cited. Methodologies are dismissed. A new report released this week by US senators has renewed the fight, with valid points coming from both sides of the divide. The report, issued by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) of... (

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15 June 2011

Philadelphia Inquirer, Editorial

Too many Americans look down their noses at Mexico, saying it is incapable of controlling the violence that stems from its illegal drug trade. Not only does that attitude ignore the fact that the drug lords wouldn't thrive without the lucrative U.S. market, it also ignores that the drug dealers are largely armed with American guns. A new report concludes that about 70 percent of the guns seized in Mexico and submitted to a U.S. gun-tracing program came from the United... (

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15 June 2011

New York Times

WASHINGTON — Knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious, a controversial border security strategy that allowed guns to be shipped illegally into Mexico in an effort to track them to drug cartels, went to the top of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, according to evidence released on Wednesday at a House Oversight Committee hearing. The operation, which began in 2009, came under fire after two guns linked to it were found at the scene of the killing of an... (

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Libye,Italie,France,Égypte,Afrique,Europe de l'Est,Asie centrale,Asie du Sud,Amérique du Sud

15 June 2011

The Interpreter - Lowy Institute for International Policy (Australia)

Libya's rebels appear to be armed in a fairly predictable way. The basis of their armoury seems to come from weapons taken from state stockpiles in battle and from defecting Libyan officers. The literature refers to these as 'battle-captures', or euphemistically, 'leakage'. In Libya's case, it's clearly a flood. Libya was one of the largest purchasers of conventional military equipment in the developing world in the 1970s and 80s. While the USSR was its main supplier,... (

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