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Gun Policy News, 7 August 2012

Afrique du Sud

7 August 2012

Sowetan Live

A month after a court dismissed a protection order that prevented him from carrying a gun, a Mpumalanga cop has shot dead his wife and then himself. Distraught family members of Nelisiwe Nkomo, 21, of Kwaggafontein outside KwaMhlanga, said the justice system had failed to protect their daughter from her abusive husband, Witbank policeman Themba Nkosi Nkomo's father, Daniel Nkomo, said: "Clearly my daughter was killed by the justice system. If the court had granted her... (

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7 August 2012

Local (Sweden)

A 17-year-old girl who was shot in a northern Stockholm apartment on Monday afternoon has died in hospital, and police have arrested the 18-year-old gunman on suspicion of murder. The shots were fired around 1pm on Monday in an apartment in Sollentuna, a suburb in northern Stockholm. Police were quick to the scene arresting the 18-year-old gunman and taking a further three people in for interrogation. The victim of the shooting was rushed in an emergency helicopter... (

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7 August 2012

This Day (Lagos)

Gunmen numbering about 10 last night stormed the Deeper Life Bible Church at Otite in Adavi Local Government Council of Kogi State, killing about 16 worshippers in the process. The attack is coming on the heels of a similar one in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday night, where four people were feared killed in their homes by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect. Also, some unidentified gunmen Monday attacked a police station in Shagari Local Government... (

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Afrique du Sud

7 August 2012

IOL Daily News (South Africa)

KWAZULU-NATAL - Hundreds of guns from police station exhibit rooms across KwaZulu-Natal are missing or unaccounted for because of poor record keeping, an audit has found. The preliminary findings of the check have prompted provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni to put a task team in place to monitor the 184 stations in KZN to ensure their gun files are in order. Sources claim that at some stations more than 100 guns are reported missing or... (

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7 August 2012

Sydney Morning Herald

Nearly 200 guns have been stolen from premises across the state in a five-month spate of thefts but the police are adamant the gun registry has not been accessed illegally. The Herald is aware of 25 break and enters, mostly in rural and semi-rural homes, that appear to be targeted at gun thefts. Up to 18 firearms were stolen at a time, including Olympic-grade pistols and former police guns. The recent spike prompted suggestions that the NSW Firearms Registry had been... (

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7 August 2012

New York Times / Reuters

The semiautomatic handgun used in the deadly attack on a Wisconsin Sikh temple is the same type used in other recent U.S. mass shootings, including one at a theater in Colorado, and the attack on a congresswoman in Arizona, gun experts said. Wisconsin shooter Wade Michael Page used a Springfield 9mm semiautomatic handgun to carry out the attack at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, officials said. As in several other recent mass shootings, the gun had been... (

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7 August 2012

Sydney Morning Herald

The gunman who killed six people inside a Sikh temple in the US before dying in a police shootout was a 40-year-old army veteran described as a "frustrated neo-Nazi". Police called the attack on Sunday an act of domestic terrorism. The FBI said there was no reason to think anyone else was involved in the attack, and they were not aware of any past threat made against the temple. The gunman was Wade Michael Page, said First Assistant US Attorney Greg Haanstad in... (

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Afrique occidentale,Nigeria

7 August 2012

Leadership (Abuja), Editorial

The chief of army standards and evaluation, Major-General Shehu Abdulkadir, at a recent Ramadan lecture said that 70 per cent of the 10 million illegal weapons in circulation in West Africa are in Nigeria. He was piqued at the worrisome development which he admitted is stressing the military and other law enforcement agencies. Globally, about 500 million illicit weapons are in circulation; 100 million of these are in sub-Saharan Africa, with about 10 million... (

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Côte d'Ivoire

7 August 2012

Radio Netherlands

Keen to hire a Kalashnikov for the day? In a dangerous legacy of years of conflict, Ivory Coast's economic capital is now the hub of a thriving trade in automatic weapons for the criminal underworld. "The 'Kalash' rules the streets in Abidjan," a police officer who is part of a task force charged with fighting gangland crime told AFP. Criminals bent on a heist can rent an assault rifle for 30 euros ($37). In one working-class district, a dealer who calls himself... (

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