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Hongrie

Hungarian Gun Purchases Increase due to Pandemic Fears

23 March 2020

Reuters

Peter Rostas doesn't want to have any reason to use the gun he was buying, but the young Hungarian father of one was taking no chances with a coronavirus epidemic he fears may bring out the worst in some people. "It's a precautionary measure," Rostas, 33, said as he lined up outside a small Budapest shop selling non-military grade weapons that require no license. "I'd rather be laughing later than find myself in a conflict with nothing but a broomstick." Hungarians... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

New Zealand Firearm Registry 'Crucial' to Any Gun Law Reform

3 March 2020

Newsroom

Since countries the world over began regulating firearm ownership in the 19th century, there have been three central pillars of gun control policy common to almost every nation: seeing ownership as a privilege instead of a right, a licensing system for owners, and a registry of weapons. New Zealand never followed through with all three. While no judge in the country would ever overturn precedent to insist firearm ownership is a right, the nation has generally had... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

GunPolicy Director on Proposed Firearms Registry in New Zealand

28 February 2020

New Zealand Herald

Gun owners decrying law reforms are selfish by putting personal inconveniences above public safety, a gun safety expert says. And Philip Alpers, who used to host TV show Fair Go and is now a public health expert, supports a national gun register because he believes it would make the biggest improvement to community safety. A bill that would set up a register, among other things, is currently passing through Parliament and its passage might depend on NZ First, which is... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thaïlande

The Gun Culture Underlying Thailand's First Mass Shooting

19 February 2020

Reuters

Normally serene Thailand has been on edge since a rogue soldier went on the rampage in a northeastern city this month, killing 29 people in a shooting spree that ended in a standoff with police at a shopping mall. Ten days later, a man walked into a clinic in a busy Bangkok shopping mall and gunned down his ex-wife before fleeing the scene. He was later arrested. The killings, along with several other high-profile gun crimes, have called attention to the high rate of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thaïlande

Aftermath of Thailand's Worst Mass Shooting

17 February 2020

al Jazeera

Korat, Thailand - The day of horror started like any other Saturday for Tanatit, "Tok", 43, a moto-taxi driver who works in front of Nakhon Ratchasima's Terminal 21 shopping centre. He was sitting with a group of other riders - making light of another busy day - chatting, laughing between rides. The men could not have known they were about to witness a massacre. "He just walked up and started shooting. He killed two people right here," Tok told Al Jazeera, pointing to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thaïlande

The Underlying Trends of the Korat Mall Massacre

17 February 2020

Channel News Asia

BANGKOK: The mass shooting at the Terminal 21 mall in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima (or Korat) over the weekend is unprecedented in Thailand. It raises serious questions about the security of arms in the Royal Thai Armed Forces. It also sheds light on corruption in the armed forces and on Thailand's gun culture in general. The assailant killed at least 29, including civilians, soldiers and police responders and wounded scores more with a staggering amount of firepower... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thaïlande

Business Spat Behind Mass Shooting

10 February 2020

New York Times

BANGKOK — Thailand's army commander said Tuesday the soldier who killed 29 people in a shooting rampage had not been treated fairly in a land deal involving his commander and such arrangements would have to be halted. The gunman killed his superior officer and the officer's mother-in-law, stole weapons and a vehicle and headed to a popular shopping mall in a northeastern city where he holed up for hours before security officers killed him. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thaïlande

Stockpile Security Lapses in Thai Mass Shooting

10 February 2020

Voice of America

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, THAILAND - It's still unclear how a Thai soldier managed to steal heavy weapons from an army base which he then used to kill 29 people and hold off security forces for almost 16 hours while he was holed up in a popular shopping mall. That he could is less surprising, say experts in military matters. The question has a special sting because the country's tough-talking army commander just a few weeks ago gave a high-profile interview in which he said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thaïlande

Thai Soldier Kills 29 in Mall Mass Shooting

9 February 2020

New York Times

KORAT, Thailand — The authorities killed the gunman near the cold storage refrigerators of the Foodland supermarket in the mall he terrorized during Thailand's deadliest mass shooting. It was just before 9 local time on Sunday morning — 18 hours after he fired the first shots in a relentless spree that left at least 29 people dead and 58 injured in the city of Korat, northeast of Bangkok. Thailand's prime minister said the rampage started with a real estate... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thaïlande

At least 20 Dead in Thai Mall Mass Shooting

8 February 2020

Washington Post

BANGKOK — A Thai soldier rampaged through a bustling shopping mall and a nearby army camp on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 20 people, authorities said, in a shooting he partly live-streamed on Facebook. The chaotic violence triggered a tense standoff with the gunman, who was holed up in the mall into the early morning darkness. The alleged shooter, toting an assault rifle and clad in camouflage and a helmet, was identified by authorities as 32-year-old... (GunPolicy.org)

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Laos,Myanmar,Chine

Chinese Arms Smuggled to Myanmar Armed Groups Via Laos

28 January 2020

Asia Times

In recent months, Asian intelligence officials and well-placed ethnic sources have confirmed to Asia Times that much of the Chinese weaponry purchased by the UWSA [United Wa State Army] since 2011 has been channeled through neighboring Laos. Official end-user certificates (EUCs) issued to cover exports by state-run manufacturers such as North China Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO) and China National Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (responsible for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Éthiopie

Ethiopia Passes New Gun Law to Combat Ethnic Violence

9 January 2020

Reuters

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's parliament passed legislation on Thursday aimed at curbing gun ownership after a surge in regional ethnic violence blamed on a proliferation of small arms in private hands. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government said last April that it had seized 21 machine guns, more than 33,000 handguns, 275 rifles and 300,000 bullets in different parts of the Horn of Africa country over the previous year. In October security forces confiscated a further... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

Select US Gun Violence Statistics

27 December 2019

The Trace (USA)

- 26 percent: The increase in intimate partner homicides by shooting since 2010[…] - $911 million: The annual cost of gun injury hospitalization[…] - 30 percent: The share of firearms recovered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in California that are unserialized ghost guns[…] - 3.3m? 8.5m? 17.7m? The hard-to-quantify number of assault weapons in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

NZ Ban on Most Semiautomatic Weapons Takes Effect

20 December 2019

New York Times

A sweeping nationwide ban on most semiautomatic weapons took effect in New Zealand on Saturday, as a monthslong gun buyback and amnesty program ended amid debate over its success. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had announced a temporary ban just days after a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch in March that left 51 people dead and was streamed live on Facebook. Weeks later, all but one of Parliament's 120 lawmakers voted to make the ban permanent. It outlaws... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Bougainville Secures Strong Independence in Referendum

11 December 2019

New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — The region of Bougainville, a collection of islands in the South Pacific, has voted overwhelmingly to become independent from Papua New Guinea, aiming to become the world's newest nation. In a referendum linked to a peace agreement that ended a civil war between separatists and Papua New Guinea security forces nearly 20 years ago, nearly 98 percent of those who voted supported becoming an independent nation. Excited voters gathered in Buka to... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

Homemade Firearms, 'Ghost Guns' and Crime in the US

5 December 2019

The Trace

What exactly is a ghost gun? The term "ghost gun" is used by media, police, and sometimes the firearms industry to describe homemade weapons devoid of serial numbers or other identifying markings that enable them to be tracked to their maker, seller, or original owner. For years, law enforcement authorities referred to these weapons as simply "homemade" guns or "kit" guns. "Ghost gun" is a relatively new term. How are ghost guns made? A variety of ways. The most... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

PNG Gun Dealer's Licence Cancelled for False Declarations

22 November 2019

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Acting Police Commissioner David Manning has cancelled a PNG dealer's license [sic] for making false declarations in the end user certificate. Documents held by the Royal PNG Constabulary indicated that the PNG firearms dealer had imported high powered firearms specifically for the exclusive use of the Royal PNG Constabulary and not for sale or transfer to a third party. However, a review recently carried out by the Royal PNG Constabulary and international partner... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South African Police Destroy 20,000 Collected Firearms

4 November 2019

The South African

The last national firearm destruction took place on the 17th of April 2019 wherein over 30 000 firearms were destroyed. The South African Police Service plans to destroy 20 000 firearms on Tuesday morning by melting them, police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili has announced. The destruction will take place in Vereeniging, Gauteng. The firearms were seized by, surrendered to and forfeited to the state. "To stamp the authority of the State the police have to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nouvelle Zélande

Next Phase of NZ Gun Reform to Include Revival of Firearm Registry

14 October 2019

The Conversation

Following the Christchurch mosque shootings, the New Zealand government's first response was to ban the firearms the alleged gunman had used to murder 51 people. Seven months later, the second tranche of this process is underway. This new law which emphasises that the possession and use of firearms is a privilege (as opposed to a legal right), aims to ensure that people in lawful possession of their firearms act responsibly in the interests of personal and public... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

Shooting in Sydney Raises Questions About Gun Control

2 October 2019

New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — A gunman was shot dead by the police on Wednesday after an hourlong shooting spree across western Sydney that targeted a home and two police stations. The police said the man, firing a shotgun in the middle of a busy suburb, wounded several officers, including one who suffered a head injury. The shooting comes at a time of rising concern among gun control advocates in Australia who have been arguing for years that the country's strict gun laws... (GunPolicy.org)

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