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Gun Policy News, 2 April 2013


2 April 2013

BBC News

Lawmakers in the US state of Connecticut have agreed to a sweeping set of gun restrictions, including a ban on new high-capacity magazines. The proposal requires background checks on all gun sales and expands the state's assault weapons ban. It comes as new federal gun measures appear to have stalled in Congress. Debate over US gun laws was reignited after a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, at a Connecticut primary school in December. Tighter gun... (

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2 April 2013

Times of India

ALLAHABAD - The recent seizure of some sophisticated pistols from an arm smuggler by the Special Task Force here has again brought to fore the thriving smuggling of arms in the region. Most of these firearms are being smuggled from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal or manufactured in small illegal units running in the district. The graph of arms seized in past three years also points towards this fact. From desi kattas (local arms) to sophisticated smuggled guns,... (

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2 April 2013

New York Times

Many states with the weakest gun laws have the worst rates of gun violence, ranking high on numerous indicators, like gun homicides and suicides, firearm deaths of children, and killings of law enforcement officers, according to a report to be issued Wednesday by the liberal Center for American Progress. Alaska ranked first in overall gun deaths, the report found, with 20.28 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010 — more than twice the national average — followed by... (

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2 April 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Venezuela's interim president and socialist party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro has blamed the country's crime and violence problems on capitalism, and his rival Henrique Capriles led a march calling for improved security, as the country's security issues increasingly come to the fore in the presidential campaign. United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidate Maduro echoed his predecessor, the recently deceased Hugo Chavez, in blaming the country's... (

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Afrique du Sud

2 April 2013

News24 (Cape Town)

JOHANNESBURG - There has been no significant decrease in the rate of South African women murdered by their partners, the Medical Research Council of SA said on Tuesday. "In South Africa, the murder of women by their partners remains a serious problem," senior researcher of the gender and health unit Naeemah Abrahams said in a statement. According to a recent study led by Abrahams, the murder rate for women older than 14 was substantially lower in 2009 than in... (

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2 April 2013

Demerara Waves (Guyana)

A policewoman has admitted to burning two firearm licence books with intent to defeat justice. Lance Corporal Edon Greene pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $160,000 or 24 months imprisonment. The prosecution told the court that the 44-year-old mother of three was attached to the registry of the Brickdam Police Station in the firearms section where she was in charge of issuing license books on behalf of the State. The prosecutor said that checks revealed that... (

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