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Nouvelles sur les armes à feu

Slovénie,Malte,Salvador,Danemark,Croatie,Hongrie,Finlande,Estonie,France,Espagne,Italie,Bulgarie,Royaume-Uni,Allemagne,Slovaquie,Irlande,Lettonie,Roumanie

Methodists Welcome 18 Countries Ratifying Arms Trade Treaty Including UK

3 April 2014

Christian Today

The Methodist Church has praised the government's ratification of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty. The President of the Methodist Conference, the Reverend Ruth Gee, hailed it as a "legal milestone that should help to protect those who are abused and oppressed". Countries that ratify the treaty will be required to establish national arms regulators to control the exporting of conventional weapons and weapons components, and to properly regulate arms brokers. Domestic weapon... (GunPolicy.org)

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Italie,Royaume-Uni,Slovaquie,Allemagne,Roumanie,France,Espagne,Bulgarie,Croatie,Malte,Danemark,Salvador,Estonie,Finlande,Hongrie,Irlande,Slovénie,Union Européenne,Lettonie

18 Countries Ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

2 April 2014

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty's entry into force. The ambassadors of the 18 countries handed over the documents at a U.N. ceremony on the first anniversary of the General Assembly's adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, which is aimed at stemming the global... (GunPolicy.org)

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Colombie,Pérou,Argentine,Mexique,Salvador

Investigation Shows Colombia Military-Criminal Firearms Trafficking Ties

4 March 2014

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Prosecutors in Colombia have issued a warrant for a high-ranking army official who stands accused of leading a ring that sold military weapons to narco-paramilitary group the Urabeños, highlighting a common source of weapons for armed groups across the region. Lieutenant Colonel Robinson Gonzalez del Rio led a group of four active members of the military, four retired members, two police and several private citizens that acquired guns, munitions and explosives for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Salvador

Homicide Rate Rising in El Salvador, Guns Used in Over 1,600 Murders

14 January 2014

InSight Crime (Bogota)

El Salvador's overall 2013 homicide rate fell slightly in comparison to 2012, but the steady rise of recent months has continued in 2014, undermining the gains made as a result of the truce between the country's main gangs. According to figures released by El Salvador's forensic institute Medicina Legal (IML) there were a total of 2,492 murders in the country in 2013, at an average of 6.83 murders per day. This represents a 4 percent drop on 2012, when IML recorded a... (GunPolicy.org)

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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... (GunPolicy.org)

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Amérique centrale,Guatemala,Salvador,États-Unis

El Salvador Tracking Program Reveals Most Arms Come From US

2 December 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

A program to track El Salvador's hundreds of thousands of firearms has established that most come from the United States, suggesting civil war era weapons are being replaced through new arms trafficking networks. With training from the US Office on Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), El Salvador's National Police (PNC) has tracked around 34,000 arms in the last two years, reported La Prensa Grafica. The aim is ultimately to track all legal registered arms, which the... (GunPolicy.org)

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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)

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37751

Guatemala,Salvador,Honduras

'Iron Fist' Policies Feed Central America Gang Violence: Study

3 July 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Harsh and repressive actions taken against gangs by Central American governments have served to worsen violence, according to the independent research project Small Arms Survey, highlighting the need for policy alternatives. The Small Arms Survey's research director, Anna Alvazzi del Frate, told EFE that attacking gangs and eliminating leaders ends up causing more violence, and that these kinds of "mano dura" - or "iron fist" - policies have failed throughout the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Amérique centrale,Honduras,Salvador

Expert Says Fighting Drugs Generates More Violence in Central America

2 July 2013

Prensa Latina (Havana)

Tegucigalpa - Research director of the organization Small Arms Survey, Anna Alvazzi del Frate, stated today that the policies implemented by some governments in Central America in the fight against drugs generate more violence. She said that anti-gang strategies failed, hence the need to implement peaceful policies to counter crime rates and homicides, which in Honduras and El Salvador are the highest in the world in areas without conflict. In this regard, the expert... (GunPolicy.org)

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Salvador

El Salvador Police Report 45% Drop in Homicides After Gang Truce

2 May 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

The number of murders in El Salvador so far in 2013 is 45 percent lower than the previous year, providing a reminder of the benefits of the country's gang truce at a time when the agreement is coming under increasing pressure. From January to April this year, there were 694 recorded murders, according to the National Police (PNC), 530 less than the same period in 2012. January saw the highest number of murders with 191, while April had the lowest with 148, reported El... (GunPolicy.org)

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Salvador,Honduras,Jamaïque

Jamaica Police Propose Tough New Laws to Address Gun Homicide Rate

1 April 2013

Gleaner (Jamaica)

Seeking to take the monster of crime by the scruff, the Jamaican police have proposed radical legislative changes that would provide, among other things, lengthy prison sentences for gun-related crimes. The recommendation forms the linchpin of the Jamaica Gun Project, an initiative conceptualised by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to stem the hundreds of gun-related crimes the island records each year. "Gun offenders give us the equivalent in Jamaica of one 9/11... (GunPolicy.org)

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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... (GunPolicy.org)

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37196

Salvador

Peace Zone Launched in El Salvador, Gangs Asked to Hand in Guns

23 January 2013

InSight Crime (Bogota)

The first "peace zone" has been inaugurated in El Salvador, launching the second phase of the gang truce, which could prove critical in determining whether the initiative is sustainable. Gang leaders and mediators named Ilopango, a town near the capital, a violence-free area where no crimes will be committed. Gang members will hand in weapons and stop all crimes, including extortion, kidnapping, theft, and murder. Some 18 municipalities in the country may eventually... (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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36904

Mexique,Honduras,Salvador,Guatemala

Guatemala: More Than 4,000 Firearms Seized So Far in 2012 [ES]

20 December 2012

Prensa Libre (Guatemala)

[Translated summary: In 2012, Guatemala Police seized 4,302 firearms and captured 2,185 people for illegal possession and carrying of firearms.] La Policía decomisó desde el 1 de enero al 15 de diciembre recién pasado 4 mil 302 armas de fuego y capturó a 2 mil 185 personas sindicadas de tenencia y portación ilegal. CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA.- Las autoridades informaron que el objetivo del decomiso es evitar la circulación ilegal de armas, pues estas llegan a manos de... (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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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)

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36801

Salvador

Authorities to Destroy 28,000 Weapons in El Salvador [ES]

10 October 2012

La Prensa Gráfica (El Salvador)

[Translated Summary - El Salvador military to destroy stockpile of 28,000 weapons collected by authorities, after a court order.] El ministro de Seguridad, David Munguía Payés, aseguró ayer que más de 28,000 armas de fuego de diferente calibre se encuentran en los almacenes de la Fuerza Armada de El Salvador (FAES) a la espera de que los juzgados ordenen su destrucción, como lo establecen los artículos 75 y 76 de la Ley de Control y Regulación de Armas,... (GunPolicy.org)

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36634

États-Unis,Salvador

Former El Salvador Colonel Accused of Illegal Gun Deals

1 October 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Salvadoran prosecutors have accused a retired army coronel once in charge of its weapons stockpile of illegally selling arms, the latest such charge against the country's military. An investigation by the Prosecutor General's organized crime unit found that retired Colonel Alberto Gonzalez Quezada sold two semi-automatic rifles to people who did not meet legal requirements to own them. Gonzalez served as head of El Salvador's military's Logistics Division in 2010... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Mexique,Amérique centrale,Honduras,Guatemala,Salvador

El Salvador Soldiers Accused of Selling Guns to Guatemala, Honduras Gangs

2 April 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Prosecutors in El Salvador ordered the arrest of eight soldiers and one civilian linked to an arms trafficking network that may have supplied thousands of weapons to drug gangs in Guatemala and Honduras. On March 30, the office of El Salvador's Attorney General (FGR) ordered the arrest of the nine suspects, alleging that they had participated in a scheme which involved siphoning off weapons that were slated to be destroyed, and selling them to drug trafficking... (GunPolicy.org)

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