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Nouvelles sur les armes à feu

Fidji

'No Need for Guns'

28 July 2003

Daily Post (Fiji)

Police Commissioner Andrew Hughes says he does not see any reason for police officers to be armed with guns. Commenting on an incident in Suva last week, where thieves armed with cane knives got away from police officers, Mr Hughes said he was looking at a range of options. However he was not going to make any orders to issue police with firearms as part of their uniform. "There are a range of non-lethal options that we can give to police, consistent with what... (GunPolicy.org)

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Fidji

Use of Firearms Has Had a Significant Impact on the History and Fate of Fiji

4 July 2003

Daily Post (Fiji)

The use of firearms has had a significant impact on the history and fate of Fiji, Senator Apisai Tora says. "Many of the events, which have left indelible marks on our nation's history, have involved the use of these small firearms," Mr Tora said during yesterday's debate on the Arms and Ammunition Bill. Mr Tora said the link between firearms and its effects on Fiji could be traced all the way back to arrival of the first beachcombers. "We all know the history of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Fidji

Gun Laws Can't Stop Coups

4 July 2003

Daily Post (Fiji)

Legislation governing the use of firearms in Fiji fails to address the use and abuse of firearms to control and overthrow elected governments, Senate heard yesterday. Introducing the Arms and Ammunition Bill in the Upper House, Ratu Inoke Takiveikata said the Bill would rectify this. Ratu Inoke said the Bill would review the Arms and Ammunition Act, Cap 188, which was generally a licensing provision and not a proper monitoring regulatory mechanism. "It therefore... (GunPolicy.org)

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Fidji

Civilian Arms Yet to Be Released

10 June 2003

Daily Post (Fiji)

Over two-thirds of the firearms belonging to civilians which were taken in to police custody after the events of May 2000 are still being kept at the police armoury, says chairman of the Sector Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Order Ratu Rakuita Vakalalabure. Ratu Rakuita said some of these arms have even been released to some farmers through their nearest police stations. These were farmers who had faced hardships in the proper management of their farms, he... (GunPolicy.org)

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Fidji

'Commission to Regulate Stockpiling of Firearms'

10 June 2003

Daily Post (Fiji)

A competent independent body or commission should be appointed by Government to regulate the stockpiling of firearms in the country. Speaking in Parliament yesterday on the arms and ammunition Bill, chairman of the Sector Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Order Ratu Rakuita Vakalalabure said this point was raised during the committee meeting and should be put in place as is the case in some foreign jurisdictions. Ratu Rakuita said currently the disciplined... (GunPolicy.org)

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Fidji

'Arms Bill Needs Amendment'

1 May 2003

Daily Post (Fiji)

Home Affairs Minister Joketani Cokanasiga yesterday moved a motion for the second reading of the Arms and Ammunition Bill. Mr Cokanasiga said the Arms and Ammunition Bill needs an amendment because it fails to criminalise breaches of the Act. Explaining the reasoning behind the Bill in the Lower House yesterday Mr Cokanasiga said the current act is generally a licencing regime and not a proper monitoring and regulatory mechanisms and fails to provide specific... (GunPolicy.org)

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Fidji,Océanie

Arms Storage Worries Expert

3 April 2003

Fiji Times

Philip Alpers is not anti-guns. What he is, though, is very concerned about the way that legal weapons are stored in Pacific countries. "We all have this image that these guns have somehow been mysteriously smuggled into the country and that some bad gun-runner brought them into the country, but that's very, very rarely the case. "For almost all of the guns found after crime or violence or coups, the illegal guns were just a few months before legal guns." He made... (GunPolicy.org)

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Océanie,Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée,Tonga,Fidji,Vanuatu,Îles Salomon

The Pacific's Gun Problems

1 March 2003

Pacific Magazine

Stowed away in a Tongan Defence Force's armoury are .303 Lee Enfield rifle and circa (early last century) still in their original packing, unfired. Also, there are World War Two automatic Bren guns, maintained and ready. For what, academic David Capie wonders. Tonga, along with Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, maintain military or paramilitary forces whose existence, he believes, has no positive rationale, but which often represent a threat to the nations they are... (GunPolicy.org)

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