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Gun Policy News, 5 April 2012

Europe,Asie,Asie du Sud-Est,Chine,États-Unis

5 April 2012

China Daily

Police success at border checkpoints forces arms traffickers to change Gun smugglers are using the Internet and express delivery networks for trafficking arms into China, a police officer said. Police broke up 69 gun-smuggling rings nationally last year, and smashed 20 gangs, Yan Zhengbin, deputy director at the public security management bureau under the Ministry of Public Security, told China Daily. Nineteen cases involved fully assembled guns, while the remainder... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Chine

5 April 2012

China Daily

The number of gun-related crimes is dropping rapidly nationwide, despite a recent spate of armed robberies, police say. In 2000, police dealt with about 5,000 gun-related crimes across the country. The number dropped to about 500 in 2011, down 46 percent from 2010, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Public Security. The decrease is mainly due to China's strict policy on gun control and tougher policing measures, said Yan Zhengbin, deputy director of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Allemagne

5 April 2012

Local (Germany)

Berlin police are hunting a gunman who walked up to a group of young people on Wednesday night, and opened fire, killing a 22-year-old and seriously wounding two others, before fleeing on foot. The attacker, who remains on the run, approached the group of five people at around 1 am near a hospital in the southern Neukölln area of the city and shot three of them from close range. The other two escaped unharmed. The 22-year-old, died shortly afterwards in hospital,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Colombie

5 April 2012

El Universal (Colombia)

[Translated summary: The Mayor of Bogota requested that the restriction on the carrying of firearms be extended until the first of May 2012. This request has been motivated by a 6% homicide reduction in the capital.] BOGOTÁ - El Secretario de Gobierno (e) de Bogotá, Jorge Rojas Rodríguez, solicitará a la Brigada número 13 del Ejército que se amplíe la medida de restricción de armas de fuego hasta el primero de mayo del 2012. Esto con motivo de una reducción... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mexique,États-Unis

5 April 2012

Reuters

PHOENIX - A man pleaded guilty on Thursday to two felony counts of purchasing and running high-powered rifles to Mexico from Arizona under the botched "Fast and Furious" federal sting operation tied to the murder of a U.S. federal agent. Jaime Avila Jr. was among a ring of 20 defendants charged with buying high-powered firearms including Kalashnikov type assault rifles and Barrett sniper rifles to run to the Mexican cartels. The purchases were made in the Phoenix area... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada

5 April 2012

CBC News (Canada)

Just as the Harper government's bill to end the long-gun registry becomes law, a Quebec Superior Court judge has granted a five-day injunction against destroying the data about Quebec gun owners found in the registry. The Quebec government sought the injunction in court in Montreal Thursday, in anticipation of royal assent for C-19, the Harper government's legislation to fulfil a longtime campaign promise to scrap the registry. The injunction granted Thursday applies... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 April 2012

New York Times, Blog

How many students have to be shot to death in their schools before this country has a serious discussion about guns? Are the 10 who have been gunned down just since Feb. 27 enough? The question of the constitutional right to own guns is irrelevant here—even if you believe that the Constitution gives every last American the right to own a firearm (which The Times editorial board does not, but many other reasonable people do). There is simply no defending the many... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Mexique

5 April 2012

Huffington Post (USA) / AP

MEXICO CITY — An art and photo show focusing on the trade in firearms and their deadly effects in Mexico may soon be going to the United States, the same place where many of the weapons come from. The show, "A Farewell to Arms. Contraband on the Border," uses photos and artwork to illustrate how the illegal weapons trade has affected Mexico, where more than 47,000 people have died in drug-related violence since late 2006. The non-governmental groups Global Exchange... (GunPolicy.org)

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Belgique,Libye,Syrie,Afrique du Nord,Asie occidentale,Afrique,Palestine,Irlande,Afrique orientale,Europe

5 April 2012

New York Times, Blog

The uprisings in Libya and Syria have cast the Belgian small arms industry as a case study of the difficult balances within a Western arms-manufacturing community that seeks exports to preserve revenue and local jobs, but risks compromising European policies and human rights values. Belgium is one of Europe's busiest exporters of small arms and light weapons. As late as 2010, the last year for which publicly released data is available, 32 percent of the small-arms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

5 April 2012

Vanguard (Lagos)

AWKA — Gunmen,numbering seven yesterday, attacked Amichi police station in Nnewi South Local Government Area and injured a police officer in the process. About 10 vehicles packed within and around the police premises were also riddled with bullets. The hoodlums were said to have stormed the police station at about 2.30 am and after sporadic shooting, released two suspects believed to be their members and also allegedly made away with 14 AK-47 riffles belonging to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 April 2012

Guardian (UK)

NEW YORK - Rising numbers of civilian justifiable homicides across the US are closely linked to states with both weak gun controls and stand-your-ground laws, according to a Guardian analysis of FBI and other data, which show a 25% increase in such killings since the controversial self-defence laws started being introduced around 2005. Stand-your-ground (SYG) measures, which have attracted increasing scrutiny since the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon... (GunPolicy.org)

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France

5 April 2012

Europe 1 (France)

[Translated summary: It is in his father's arms collection that a 13 years old teenager has found the rifle used in the unintentional shooting that killed a 9 years old this week in France. Europe 1 parses French regulations on possession of firearms: categories, storage, conditions for lawful possession and latest amendments.] C'est dans la collection d'armes à feu de son père que l'adolescent de 13 ans aurait trouvé le fusil qui a tué un enfant de 9 ans mercredi... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 April 2012

Sacramento Bee (California) / McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Opinion

Yet another senseless killing spree shocked America this week, as word spread of Monday's tragedy at Oikos University in Oakland, Calif. The pattern is all too familiar: A shooter possessed by pent-up anger or resentment apparently sets out to kill - not necessarily the people who caused his misery, but anyone connected to a place or institution with which it was associated. All of these deaths are tragic, but there is something especially poignant when the setting is... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

5 April 2012

New York Times, Editorial

Florida leads the pack in passing bills written by the gun lobby that block any sensible attempt to control the purchase and use of firearms. The dangerous folly of these laws was on display in the Trayvon Martin shooting, and will again be on display when Republicans gather for their presidential convention in Tampa this August. The City Council is sensibly preparing tight security precautions for the downtown area by temporarily banning clubs, hatchets,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Asie occidentale,Afrique du Nord,Amérique du Sud,Afrique,États-Unis,Russie

5 April 2012

New York Times / Reuters

NEW YORK - Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer caught in an undercover sting by U.S. agents posing as Colombian guerrillas seeking weapons, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday by a U.S. judge in New York. Bout, who was the subject of a book titled "Merchant of Death," asserted his innocence during the sentencing, telling the judge through a Russian interpreter, "I never intended to kill anyone. I never intended to sell arms to anyone. God knows this... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : New York Times / Reuters

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