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Gun Policy News, 1 April 2013


1 April 2013

Gleaner (Jamaica)

Seeking to take the monster of crime by the scruff, the Jamaican police have proposed radical legislative changes that would provide, among other things, lengthy prison sentences for gun-related crimes. The recommendation forms the linchpin of the Jamaica Gun Project, an initiative conceptualised by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to stem the hundreds of gun-related crimes the island records each year. "Gun offenders give us the equivalent in Jamaica of one 9/11... (

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1 April 2013

ABC News (USA)

BRASILIA, Brazil - A new study suggests the number of homicides in Brazil has fallen since the passage of a law restricting gun ownership. The study by the government's Institute of Applied Economic Research says the homicide rate fell to 20 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2010 from 22 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2003, when the law was passed. In 1980, Brazilians possessed an average of 10 firearms per 100,000 inhabitants. Widespread fears that the police weren't properly... (

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1 April 2013

Deutsche Welle

Argentina's Santa Fe province is one of the richest in the country. A focal point of the vast farming sector, hundreds of thousands of tons of soya leave the ports surrounding its main city, Rosario, every year. Despite the glossy facade, the province - and in particular the metropolis - is becoming known for something far more unsavory: an out-of-control drugs market and a spiraling murder rate. The poor neighborhoods of Rosario, some 300 kilometers (185 miles)... (

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