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Prévention de la violence armée, lois sur le contrôle des armes à feu et commerce des armes légères :

Nouvelles sur les armes à feu

Ouganda,Somalie,Colombie,Kenya,États-Unis

Interpol Chief Suggests Armed Citizenry to Counter Terrorism

21 October 2013

ABC News (USA)

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month's deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called "soft targets" are hit:... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie,Trinité-et-Tobago,Caraïbes,Nicaragua,États-Unis,Canada,Guinée Bissau,Libye,Mexique,Colombie

Small Arms: The Worldwide Scourge

8 September 2013

Newsday (Trinidad & Tobago)

Trinidad and Tobago is awash with guns. Gang leaders, bandits, drug smugglers are armed and shooting at each other, at citizens, at the police without hesitation. The majority of the weapons are small arms and they are usually "imported" with illegal drugs or there is an exchange of drugs for arms. Drug cartels use their illicit profits to purchase these guns, the two trades being intertwined, according to the latest report from the United Nations Office for Disarmament... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brésil,Mexique,Amérique du Sud,Amérique centrale,Uruguay,Honduras,Chili,Venezuela,Colombie

Do Stricter Gun Laws Reduce Gun Violence in Latin America?

4 September 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Latin America has some of the highest gun homicide rates in the world, despite certain countries having relatively strict gun control laws, raising the question: to what extent, if any, does tighter legislation help to lower homicide rates and violent crime in the region? The short answer to this question is that there is no clear correlation. A look at six countries with widely differing gun legislation and gun homicide statistics - Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela,... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : InSight Crime (Bogota)

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Salvador,Colombie

Weapons Surrendered by El Salvador Gangs Useless

8 August 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Revelations that weapons handed over by Mara gangs do not work, combined with rising murder rates, are calling into question the validity of the truce between El Salvador's two main street gangs. Analysis of around 500 weapons handed over by Mara gangs since June 2012, carried out by both Salvadoran and US authorities, revealed that the vast majority were not in working order. The surrender of the weapons was hailed at the time as evidence of the importance and... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : InSight Crime (Bogota)

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Europe,Asie,Amérique,Afrique,Colombie,Somalie,Yémen,Océanie

Red Cross, World Medics Launch 4-Year War on Armed Violence

26 June 2013

International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva), Media release

Geneva – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Medical Association (WMA) signed a memorandum of understanding in Geneva today, in which the two organizations agree to join forces in a worldwide effort to combat violence against patients and health-care workers. The memorandum of understanding brings the WMA on board as a partner in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's "Heath Care in Danger" project, a four-year... (GunPolicy.org)

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Colombie,Paraguay

Police Bullets Used in Paraguay Murder

21 June 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

The case of a recently murdered rancher in Paraguay has taken an unexpected twist that casts doubt on the theory that leftist guerrillas were responsible, and may prompt suspicions that drug traffickers, political opponents, or even police were behind the killing. Forensic analysis of the murder of Luis Lindstron revealed the bullets used in the attack were from a batch bought by the Paraguayan police from Colombia. Police spokesmen were quick to put forward the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Portugal,Libye,États-Unis,Guinée Bissau,Colombie

Alleged FARC Scheme Swapped Cocaine for West African Arms

12 April 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

An international police operation has dismantled a network in which Colombian rebel group the FARC allegedly attempted to exchange cocaine for weapons from the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau. The investigation, involving US, Colombian, Portuguese, and Guinea-Bissau authorities, lasted over a year, reported EFE. Colombian police arrested two men in Bogota who are accused of serving as as the FARC's intermediaries for the West Africa-based weapons suppliers. On... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Estonie,Finlande,Colombie,Afrique du Sud,Soudan,Europe de l'Ouest

13 Key Questions and Answers about US Gun Violence

4 February 2013

Atlantic (USA)

How much gun violence is there in the U.S.? There were 8,583 homicides by firearms in 2011, out of 12,664 homicides total, according to the FBI. This means that more than two-thirds of homicides involve a firearm. 6,220 of those homicides by firearm (72%) are known to have involved a handgun. It's worth noting that violent crime rates of all types have been steadily decreasing since the early 1990s. No one is quite sure what is causing this decrease, though there are... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bolivie,États-Unis,Colombie,Brésil,Argentine

Bolivia Breaks Gun Trafficking Ring, Weapons from US to Brazil

28 January 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Bolivian authorities broke up a network suspected of smuggling guns from the United States to Brazil's First Capital Command (PCC) gang, highlighting this Andean nation's role as a transit route in the region's illicit arms trade. On January 25, authorities arrested four Bolivian nationals in the city of Santa Cruz and seized an arms shipment worth $150,000 that was destined to be sent across the border to the Brazilian PCC gang, reported EFE news agency. Among the 28... (GunPolicy.org)

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Colombie,Paraguay,Brésil,États-Unis

What the US Can Learn from Brazil's Epidemic of Gun Violence

18 January 2013

Latitude News

A man walks into an elementary school with two handguns. Within minutes, more than thirty children are dead or wounded. This isn't Newtown, Connecticut, but Realengo, a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On April 7th, 2011, Wellington Oliveira murdered twelve children and wounded twenty others. The tragedy sparked a national conversation on gun violence, a huge problem in Brazil. On Wednesday, in reaction to a different massacre, President Obama proposed a series... (GunPolicy.org)

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Colombie,Équateur

Ecuador Claims FARC Buying Arms During Peace Talks

16 January 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota) / EFE News Agency

The FARC rebel group has been increasing its arms purchases since the beginning of peace talks with the Colombian government, according to an Ecuadorian general. Army General Fernando Proaño Daza, who commands troops on his country's border with Colombia, told EFE that arms trafficking had increased since the beginning of the peace process, which formally began in October. According to Proaño, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is "taking advantage of... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : InSight Crime (Bogota) / EFE News Agency

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Colombie,Venezuela,Mexique,Chili,Brésil,Argentine

Gun Laws in Six Latin American Nations Explained

11 January 2013

Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Following a mass school shooting in Connecticut in December 2012, policymakers in the United States began engaging in a renewed debate about gun control. AS/COA Online looks at gun-related legislation in Latin America's six largest economies, identifying regulations for arms licensing. In Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela, gun possession is legal for civilians, though restrictions tend to be stringent. … Argentina: Gun ownership in Argentina... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guatemala,Salvador,Venezuela,États-Unis,Australie,Jamaïque,Russie,Colombie

NRA 'Good Guys With Guns' Theory Already Disproved in Latin America

5 January 2013

New York Times

In the wake of the tragic shooting deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month, the National Rifle Association proposed that the best way to protect schoolchildren was to place a guard — a "good guy with a gun" — in every school, part of a so-called National School Shield Emergency Response Program. Indeed, the N.R.A.'s solution to the expansion of gun violence in America has been generally to advocate for the more widespread deployment and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Colombie,Paraguay,Chili,Brésil,Uruguay,Venezuela

Tough Gun Control Laws in South America

27 December 2012

I Love Chile, Opinion

SANTIAGO — It is interesting to have a look at firearms legislation in South America, where street gangs and violence is commonplace. According to a study done at Universidad de Chile, the number of incidents of handgun use is higher in regions with low levels of education, high poverty and unemployment, and a younger population. It is not surprising that the most vulnerable zones in this matter are Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela. In Brazil, the minimum age required... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zimbabwe,Pakistan,Colombie,États-Unis,Brésil

Brazil Should Continue Responsible Gun Control, Reduce Deaths Further

25 December 2012

Rio Times, Opinion

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Last week's slaughter of twenty elementary school children in the United States has tragic echoes with the massacre in Realengo, Rio de Janeiro earlier this year. At 8:30 AM on April 7th, Wellington Oliveira calmly walked into a classroom with two .38 and .32 caliber handguns, and shot twelve children dead. At least sixty shots were fired and twenty boys and girls were critically wounded. It was the worst school massacre in Brazilian history.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni,Finlande,Colombie,Mexique,Europe de l'Ouest,Australie,Yémen,Canada,Nouvelle Zélande,États-Unis

On Guns and Gun Law, America an Outlier Among Developed Nations

20 December 2012

Huffington Post (USA)

How freely do guns flow in the United States compared with the world's other industrialized countries? According to GunPolicy.org, run by Philip Alpers, a firearms analyst at The University of Sydney, the United States is unusual with what Alpers described as the "two pillars" of gun control: licensing gun owners and registering weapons. "You are basically the only country in the developed world that doesn't license gun owners across the board and you are almost alone... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Salvador,Brésil,Philippines,Jamaïque,Afrique du Sud,Swaziland,Guatemala,Panama,Mexique,Colombie,Honduras

Top 12 Countries for Firearms Related Deaths

17 December 2012

Forbes (USA)

Few major nations have the right to bear arms configured in their Constitution. Even fewer (as in we are the only one) have gun control legislation as a hot button political issue. The U.S. is the most violent core economy in terms of gun related deaths. It is also the leader in gun violence at school campuses. Yet, the U.S. does not lead the world in firearms related deaths. Countries where gangs and drugs are a problem top the list, even where there is strict gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bolivie,Pérou,États-Unis,Colombie

Bolivia Busts Gun Smuggling Ring as Gun Control Debate Continues

12 December 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Bolivian police dismantled an arms trafficking network reportedly run by a former soldier, just as the government is discussing drafting a law that would increase penalties for smuggling weapons. Police seized 31 weapons as part of the operation, including machine guns, rifles, bazookas, and over 3,600 bullets, reports Bolivian newspaper Los Tiempos. The former soldier who ran the smuggling network trafficked weapons from suppliers in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Colombie

Colombia Homicide Rate Falls, Leaders Attribute Drop to Gun Ban

7 December 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

So far in 2012 Colombia has registered a seven percent decrease in homicides compared to last year, continuing the downward trend in violence the country has experienced in the last decade. By December 2, Colombia's National Police had recorded 13,209 homicides throughout the country, a drop of 921 compared to the same period in 2011, according to El Tiempo. If it continues at this rate, the country will register around 14,400 murders this year compared to 14,746 in... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : InSight Crime (Bogota)

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Costa Rica,Mexique,Honduras,Guatemala,Colombie,Brésil,Salvador

Study Shows South America Gun Deaths More Likely in Cities [ES]

5 December 2012

Prensa Libre (Guatemala) / EFE News Agency

[Translated summary: A new study found that over 60 percent of gun homicides in Costa Rica, Guatemala and El Salvador occur in large cities. ] GINEBRA - El informe titulado "Violencia urbana armada" señala que las capitales de los países concentran buen parte de la violencia, por ejemplo la Ciudad de Guatemala o Managua, que contabilizan un 42 por ciento del total de los homicidios armados a nivel nacional. El estudio, basado en cifras oficiales, revela también las... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Prensa Libre (Guatemala) / EFE News Agency

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