Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
Afrique australe,Afrique du Sud,Swaziland,Angola,République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Mozambique,Namibie,Zimbabwe,Amérique centrale,Amérique du Sud,Caraïbes,Afrique centrale,Europe,Asie,Afrique,Amérique,Océanie,Botswana,Chine,République tchèque,Allemagne,Russie,États-Unis,Philippines,Italie
High Gun Death Risk for Young African Men, Women at Home - UN Study
19 February 2012
Southern Times (Southern Africa)
WINDHOEK - Young men in Southern Africa are at the greatest risk of cold-blooded murder, while women in the region are more likely than others from around the world to be killed in domestic violence, a UN agency says.
The statistics from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) come as the region battles to contain the proliferation of gun-related crimes.
Experts have said gun-related crime is a major problem in South Africa and Swaziland, and is on the rise in... (GunPolicy.org)
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Slovaquie,Autriche,Azerbaïdjan,Serbie,Russie,Arménie,Turquie,Roumanie,République tchèque,Croatie,États-Unis,Bulgarie,Ukraine,Europe méridionale,Géorgie,Europe de l'Est
South Caucasian Republics Purchased 107,324 Small Arms in 2005-2010
4 January 2012
The South Caucasian republics purchased 107 324 small arms from various countries of the world in 2005-2010.
APA reports quoting the UN Register of Conventional Arms that Georgia takes the first place among the South Caucasian republics on purchase of small arms during this period.
Georgia bought 76 377 small arms from 7 countries. The submachine guns, short rifles, pistols, automatic rifles, pistol-machineguns, heavy machineguns, grenade launchers as well as the... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Milaz.info (Azerbaïdjan)
États-Unis,Russie,Europe,Afrique du Nord,Asie occidentale,Bahreïn,Égypte,Libye,Syrie,Yémen,Autriche,Belgique,Bulgarie,République tchèque,France,Allemagne,Italie,Royaume-Uni,Espagne,Inde
Major Arms Exporters Accused of Mideast Gun Sales Before Human Rights
24 October 2011
According to an Amnesty International report, the US, Russia and a number of European countries supplied large quantities of weapons to repressive governments in the Middle East and North Africa before this year's uprisings.
The report says that these arms deals were signed despite evidence of a substantial risk that they could be used to commit serious human rights violations.
The human rights group reports that in the five years preceding the Arab spring $2.4bn... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : al Jazeera
Allemagne,France,République tchèque,Bulgarie,Royaume-Uni,Belgique,Autriche,Yémen,Syrie,Libye,Égypte,Bahreïn,Amérique du Nord,Asie occidentale,Afrique du Nord,Europe,États-Unis,Russie,Italie,Espagne
Arab Spring Abuses Show Need for Arms Trade Curb - Amnesty
18 October 2011
LONDON - Russia, the United States and European countries ignored fears over human rights abuses and sold large numbers of weapons to governments in the Middle East and North Africa in recent years, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday.
Rights group Amnesty said the failings showed the need for a meaningful international arms trade treaty to choke off the supply of weapons to countries seen at risk of turning them on their own people.
"The Arab Spring... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Reuters (Africa)
Kirghizistan,République tchèque,Pakistan,Afghanistan,Asie centrale,Russie,Ouzbékistan,Chine,Kazakhstan,Union Européenne,États-Unis,Colombie,Iran
Smuggling of Small Arms in Central Asia Is Endemic - British Expert
2 August 2011
Journal of Turkish Weekly (Turkey), Transcript
British intelligence analyst and journalist Richard M. Bennett says the Fergana Valley is extremely vulnerable to the covert smuggling of arms and drugs, despite the official reports of Central Asian governments denying its highlighted status. Mr. Bennett told JTW that Russia has been responsible for an overwhelming amount of illegal arms circulating in ex-Soviet Central Asia. In his view, Russia's military intelligence (GRU) is the mastermind of major trafficking... (GunPolicy.org)
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How Gun Control Laws Vary in 16 Countries Around the World
10 January 2011
Ownership is strictly prohibited unless there are "genuine reasons" such as licensed sport, animal control or employment requirements.
If you are over 25 and have registered a weapon, you are free to keep it indoors. The country has the second-highest gun-related death rate after the US.
Significantly stricter than the neighbouring US. To acquire a licence, applicants must undertake a safety course, pass a criminal records check and be... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Guardian (UK)
New Czech Gun Trade Legislation Enables Opaque Sales, Say Experts
21 May 2009
Five-thousand machine guns, six rocket launchers and thousands of RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launchers. Back in 2000, the Czech government surreptitiously issued licenses to local arms makers Ceská Zbrojovka and Moravia Arms for the sale of these and other weapons to Zimbabwe, a friendly neighbor of the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, where the weapons could not be exported directly due to international embargoes. The affair was enough to scandalize... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Prague Post
Slovakia Sold Ammunition to Miami Gun Dealer, Pentagon for Afghan War
8 April 2008
BBC Worldwide Monitoring / SME (Bratislava), Transcript
Slovakia has traded in arms with the AEY company, which is being investigated over fraud in the United States. The daily New York Times found out that the company had been selling old Chinese ammunition from Albania to the Afghanis for decades, claiming that it was from Hungary.
It purchased other weapons and munitions for the Afghanis in Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. It is not clear what exactly happened to the munitions and under what... (GunPolicy.org)
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Czech Gun Owners Often Lose Firearms to Thieves, Say Police
23 January 2006
Ceske Noviny (Prague)
PRAGUE — Almost 311,000 people owned the gun licence at the end of last year, possessing about 622,000 weapons, the statistics from the police headquarters, published, said.
The number of gun licences rose by 2300 and of firearms by almost 16,000.
The highest number, over 230,000 Czechs, acquired the gun licence in order to protect their property and life. Huntsmen had 129,000, marksmen 124,000 and collectors 73,000 weapons.
The holders of gun licences used... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Ceske Noviny (Prague)
Czech Firms in Arms Scandal
3 March 2005
News24 (South Africa)
PRAGUE — A newspaper on Thursday reported finding new evidence that Czech arms makers exported weapons to the Democratic Republic of Congo despite international embargoes during the country's recent war.
The ongoing investigation into sales of thousands of machine guns, anti-tank rockets and missile launchers in 2000 also linked the alleged deals to Czech Prime Minister Stanislav Gross, who was then serving as interior minister, and former Foreign Minister Jan... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : News24 (South Africa)