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Gun Policy News, 14 May 2012


14 May 2012

Australian (Sydney), Opinion

More than 16 years have passed since the massacre of 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania, on a Sunday afternoon in April still painfully vivid in our memories. In his second month in office, John Howard responded to the national mood with a gun buy-back scheme. More than 700,000 weapons were handed in and destroyed -- about 20 per cent of Australia's firearms. Encouraged by the commonwealth, state and territory ministers also agreed on tougher, uniform gun... (

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14 May 2012

Eleutheran (Bahamas)

NASSAU -- The Government of The Bahamas will introduce a National Firearms Control Strategy to counter the proliferation of illegal firearms within the country, Minister of National Security Dr. the Hon. Bernard B.J. Nottage said Monday. Dr. Nottage said violence associated with the use of those firearms will be reduced as a result of the Strategy. Dr. Nottage said the National Strategy, along with an improved gun registry, the marking and tracing of weapons, improved... (

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14 May 2012

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

TORONTO - Ontario's chief firearms officer insists that Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews can't just order him to stop the collection of information on gun buyers. OPP Supt. Chris Wyatt said federal firearms legislation stipulates he "may" ask gun store sellers to write down the names and gun licence numbers of purchasers — and he intends to continue doing so. "I don't like being in conflict with the RCMP or the federal minister," Wyatt said. "I want to be... (

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14 May 2012

Prensa Latina (Havana)

[Translated summary: A debate over proposals for public policies, which address the situation of gun violence in Venezuela, was held in Caracas. During the meeting, members of the commission highlighted the importance of including people of varied social and religious sectors in formulating legislation for disarmament, after stating that in Venezuela, 98% of homicides are committed with firearms. The possibility of an amnesty was also mentionned.] CARACAS - Periodistas... (

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