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Three Dead After Shooting at Jewish Museum in Belgium

24 May 2014

BBC News

A gunman has shot dead two men and a woman at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital Brussels. A fourth person was seriously wounded, emergency services said. The attacker arrived by car, got out, fired on people at the museum entrance, and returned to the vehicle which then sped away, Belgian media report. One person has been arrested and police are hunting a second, officials say. Security has been tightened at Jewish sites across Belgium. Prime Minister Elio Di... (

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Guatemala,Russie,Italie,États-Unis,Honduras,Salvador,Corée du Sud,Chine,Belgique

Majority of Legal Guns in El Salvador Traced Back to US [PT]

6 January 2014

Vermelho / El Pais

[Translated summary: Around 60% of legal guns traced in El Salvador originate in the US according to ATF data. The US has a similar tracing system in place with Honduras and Guatemala. 70% of El Salvador's homicides are committed with firearms. Many of these guns are bought legally in America and trafficked to El Salvador.] Cerca de 60% das armas legais rastreadas em El Salvador têm sua origem nos Estados Unidos. O dado, obtido graças a um programa de colaboração... (

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Canada Increases Gun Exports to Countries with 'Dubious' Human Rights

8 December 2013

Toronto Star (Ontario) / Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Bahrain, Algeria and Iraq, countries with dubious human rights records or a history of violent internal conflict, have recently become new buyers of Canadian-made guns and ammunition, an analysis of federal data shows. The analysis by The Canadian Press found that Canadian exports to those countries swelled by 100 per cent from 2011 to 2012, the most recent figures publicly available. During the same time period, exports of Canadian weapons also increased... (

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Belgian Policeman Suspected of Corruption in New Gun Deal

3 September 2013

Flanders News

Brussels examining magistrate Jean-Claude Van Espen has named a federal police commissioner as a suspect in a case of fraud and corruption. The police officer stands accused of influencing the purchase of 20,000 Smith & Wesson guns for the federal police the dailies De Morgen, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad report. The officer forms part of the commission that had the job of deciding which arms could be used as regular firearms by Belgium's federal police. Detectives... (

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60 Guns Disappear From Police College in Belgium [NL]

28 August 2013

Standaard (Belgium)

[Translated summary: Antwerp police recently discovered that 60 police weapons intended for destruction may have disappeared instead, after one was found during a criminal investigation.] Uit het hoofdcommissariaat van de Antwerpse politiezone Minos (Mortsel, Wijnegem, Wommelgem, Boechout en Borsbeek) in Mortsel zijn ongeveer 60 wapens verdwenen. De verdwijning van de wapens werd aanvankelijk niet eens opgemerkt, zo schrijft Gazet van Antwerpen woensdag. Het... (

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Changes Mean Licence Needed for All Firearms in Belgium

9 June 2013

Flanders News

The Belgian Justice Minister Annemie Turtelboom (Flemish liberal) has abolished a list of firearms for which no licence was required. As a result a licence will be needed for the 680 different types of firearm that featured on the list. The list included firearms of historic value or of a decorative or folkloristic nature. Annemie Turtelboom: "We were the only country in the continent of Europe where you could still buy a firearm without the need for a licence. This... (

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Afrique,Amérique,Asie,Europe,Océanie,États-Unis,Russie,Italie,Allemagne,Brésil,Suisse,Israël,Autriche,Corée du Sud,Belgique,Espagne,Turquie,Norvège,Canada,Royaume-Uni,Australie,France,Pakistan,Yémen,Honduras,Salvador,Jamaïque

Fact and Figures: Global Trade in Small Arms

18 March 2013

al Jazeera

Diplomats from around the world have gathered at the UN for talks on an international arms trade treaty, in an effort to stop the sale of illegal conventional arms. Similar talks held last July failed, mainly due to the objections of the US and Russia, the world's two largest arms exporters. Al Jazeera has compiled a list of facts related to the global production and trading of small arms. 1. Authorised international transfers of small arms, light weapons, their... (

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How Video Games Fund Arms Manufacturers and Sell Guns

31 January 2013


The American confectionery company Victoria Sweets claims to have invented the candy cigarette. A thin stick of chocolate, wrapped in edible paper and designed to impersonate a roll-up, it debuted in 1915 and soon became the accessory of choice for children keen to play grown-up. Hollywood star, GI Joe, team captain: the sweet gave kids the chance try out one of the vogue props of adulthood. Within 20 years it was so popular that cigarette companies began to take... (

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Asie,Europe,Allemagne,Amérique du Sud,États-Unis,Autriche,Italie,Croatie,Belgique

European Arms, Money Fuel US Gun Addiction say Experts

23 January 2013

Deutsche Welle

After each massacre in the US, Europe laments America's gun culture and violence. At the same time, European companies have no problem selling arms to Americans and supporting the NRA's fight against tougher gun laws. It is not widely reported, but European firearms for a long time have played a pernicious role in US mass shootings and Europe's gun makers are among the strongest backers of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Handguns by Austrian arms manufacturer... (

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Experts Suspect Belgian-Made Guns Trafficked from Libya to Gaza

19 November 2012

Foreign Policy

There's one big problem with small arms: They don't come with an expiration date. These reliable killing machines pass from dead soldiers to living insurgents, and from a country's armory to a militia's safe house thousands of miles away. As soon as weapons crates cross international borders, arms-producing countries lose control over where they head next - a fact on full display during recent conflicts across the Middle East, and now in the Gaza Strip. On Nov. 17,... (

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Morocco Breaks Up Terrorist Cell, Stops Related Gun Trafficking [FR]

13 May 2012

Le Matin (Morocco)

[Translated summary: On Saturday, the chief of the national police brigade during the presentation of seized firearms, said to the press that the dismantling last saturday of a terrorist cell that was active in several cities of the Kingdom, directed by an influential member of the terrorist organisation called "movement of the moudjahidines in Morocco, led to the arrest of 15 people and the seizure of several firearms. He further indicated that these firearms had been... (

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Pays-Bas,Allemagne,Autriche,Hongrie,Serbie,Europe de l'Est,Belgique

Belgian Authorities Disband International Gun Trafficking Ring [FR]

17 April 2012

RTL (Belgium)

[Translated summary: Brussels Police and the Federal Prosecutor have dismantled an international gun trafficking network in cooperation with Serbian, Austrian, Hungarian and German authorities.] La police judiciaire fédérale de Bruxelles et le parquet fédéral ont démantelé un réseau international de trafic d'armes. Huit personnes ont été arrêtées en Belgique et des armes à feu ont été saisies, des kalachnikovs et des explosifs destinés à... (

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Qatar,Afrique orientale,Russie,Corée du Nord,Chine,Asie occidentale,Afrique du Nord,Syrie,Mali,Libye,Belgique,Afrique occidentale

Small Arms Manufactured in Belgium Proliferate in Libya, Mali [FR]

11 April 2012

L'Express (France) / AFP

[Translated summary: Notwithstanding risks of proliferation, small arms manufactured in Belgium circulate in Libya, Mali, and maybe tomorrow in Syria? Belgium is the biggest european exporter of small arms: in 2010, 32% of european exports of small arms to Middle East and North Africa came from this country.] Malgré les mises en garde à Bruxelles sur les risques de prolifération, les armes légères fabriquées en Belgique circulent de la Libye au Mali. Et demain,... (

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Belgique,Libye,Syrie,Afrique du Nord,Asie occidentale,Afrique,Palestine,Irlande,Afrique orientale,Europe

Special Report on Belgian Arms Exports in Middle East and North Africa - Blog

5 April 2012

New York Times, Blog

The uprisings in Libya and Syria have cast the Belgian small arms industry as a case study of the difficult balances within a Western arms-manufacturing community that seeks exports to preserve revenue and local jobs, but risks compromising European policies and human rights values. Belgium is one of Europe's busiest exporters of small arms and light weapons. As late as 2010, the last year for which publicly released data is available, 32 percent of the small-arms... (

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Belgium Government Puts an End to Unrestricted Sale of Firearms [FR]

1 March 2012

Le Vif (Belgium)

[Translate summary: The sale of antique, folk and decorative firearms is now subject to prior authorisation in Belgium.] Le gouvernement a décidé jeudi de soumettre dorénavant à autorisation préalable la vente d'armes à feu historiques, folkloriques et décorative, mettant ainsi fin aux dernières possibilités d'acquérir librement des armes à feu sur le marché belge. "Il n'y aura plus d'armes à feu en vente libre en Belgique", a assuré jeudi la ministre... (

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Europe de l'Est,Russie,États-Unis,Belgique

Important Arms Cache Revealed by Belgium Police [FR]

29 February 2012

RTL (Belgium)

[Translated summary: Explosives and weapons of war, including kalashnikovs, were seized by Belgium Police. This arms cache was Brussels' organised crime private supermarket.] Kalachnikovs, grenades et dynamite, c'est l'étonnante découverte qu'a faite, mardi, la police d'Anderlecht dans un hangar, révèle une information de Sudpresse. Selon le parquet de Bruxelles, ces explosifs et armes de guerre pourraient être revendus et destinés à des attaques à main... (

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Major Gun Trafficking Ring Dismantled in Belgium [FR]

21 February 2012

7sur7 (Belgium)

[Translated summary: 248 firearms, more than 30,000 ammunition of all calibres and other weapons were seized in Brussels, Liege and Charleroi. The investigation concerning the existence of an illegal trade of firearms began in 2010. It allowed to discover ramifications in various cities across Belgium.] Une mine anti-personnel, une grenade, 248 armes à feu et plus de 30.000 munitions de tous calibres confondus ont été saisis lors de 27 perquisitions menées les 15... (

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Belgique,Europe de l'Est

Illegal Firearm Market in Belgium Has a Variety of Sources [FR]

16 December 2011

La Libre (Brussels)

[Translated summary: The type of weapon used by the Liège mass shooter Nordine Amrani represents a marginal part of arms trafficking. The market for illicit long guns is relatively small as they are not easily concealable. There are two main sources: weapons from Eastern Europe and weapons manufactured in Belgium, like the FAL, apparently used by Amrani.] Le type d'armes utilisées par Amrani n'est qu'un volet marginal du trafic d'armes. Comment Nordine Amrani a-t-il... (

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Belgian Killer Amassed Illegal Guns, Used Light Automatic Army Rifle

15 December 2011


BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A man who killed five people and himself in a gun and grenade attack in Belgium feared going back to prison and losing the life he had built, his lawyer said Thursday. The attack on a crowded market square in Liege Tuesday by Nourdine Amrani, which also left at least 130 people wounded, shocked the nation. His defense lawyer in Liege, Jean-Francois Dister, told CNN Amrani had called him late Monday and early Tuesday after the police called him in... (

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Belgium Mass Shooting: 'Convicted Gun Fanatic' Kills 6, Wounds Dozens

14 December 2011

Guardian (UK)

A convicted gun fanatic threw hand grenades and opened fire on a square bustling with Christmas shoppers in the centre of the Belgian city of Liège, killing at least six people, including himself, and wounding at least 122, some critically. Hours after failing to show up for police questions about his preoccupation with guns, the 33-year-old unleashed a lunchtime attack on Place Saint Lambert, which was hosting a Christmas market that attracts 1.5 million visitors a... (

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