Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
Gun Homicides Fall 13%, Firearms Kill 24% of Murder Victims in Iran
15 August 2009
Mehr News Agency (Tehran)
TEHRAN — Compared to the same period in the last year, there has been 13% decrease in murders committed with firearms in the country over the first four months of the current year (began March 21, 2009), Iran's deputy police investigator said here on Saturday.
According to Mostafa Rajabi, murders with firearms comprise 24% of the country's total homicide rate.
In comparison to the same period in the year 1387 (March 2008-March 2009), there has been a fall of 5% in... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Mehr News Agency (Tehran)
Wide Range of Guns, Weapons Readily Accessible to Taleban Fighters
18 September 2008
AFGHANISTAN — "We sometimes seize arms and ammunition," said a Taleban commander in south-eastern Afghanistan. "We're using whatever weapons are left over from Russian times and we buy from different sources — Pakistan, Iran, Russia — wherever we can get them."
I met the Taleban commander, a veteran of 30 years of war, in a safe house — one of the typical mud-built, fortress-like houses of the south-east where a six-metre (six-yard) high wall protects an... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : BBC News
Unbiased Global Gun Assessment - Small Arms Survey a Scholarly Attempt
3 September 2007
Newcastle Herald (Australia)
You are more likely to be shot on the streets of Newcastle than in any city in Iran.
Brief pause while we consider the probable falsehood of that statement.
Nonetheless, statistically, it's true. Sort of.
For every 100 people in Australia, there are 15 guns.
For every 100 people in Iran, there are five.
So, if there are fewer guns in Iran, there's less chance of being shot there, right?
Well, no, and you saw that coming a mile away. But the comparison illustrates... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Newcastle Herald (Australia)
Iran Determined to Fight Gun Running, Says Foreign Minister
29 June 2006
Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki stressed here on Wednesday at a UN meeting that Iran is quite determined to fight against light and small arms smuggling.
Speaking at a UN gathering titled 'Prevent, Combat & Eradicate Illicit Trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects', Mottaki referred to the existence of hundreds of millions of such weapons around the globe, mainly at the disposal of the civilians.
He added, "Such weapons are used... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : IRNA
Major UN Review to Assess Moves to Stem Illegal Small Arms Trade
24 June 2006
Islamic Republic News Agency / UN
TEHRAN — Some 2,000 representatives from governments, international and regional organizations and civil society will meet at UN Headquarters from June 26 to July 7, 2006 to review progress made; to address future cooperation and activities and to assess challenges on the road ahead.
The event is taking place five years after the adoption of the UN Program of Action to address the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, a press release issued by the UN... (GunPolicy.org)
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Traditional Foes Hold Up United Nations Progress on Small Arms
22 January 2006
Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday
NEW YORK — After two weeks of talking, governments have achieved virtually no outcome from a UN conference on controlling the proliferation and misuse of small arms. During this time, approximately 12,000 more people have died at gunpoint and many more have been injured, bereaved or denied access to livelihoods, healthcare and education because of armed violence.
Usually at loggerheads on disarmament issues, the USA and Iran, Israel and Egypt are on the same side of... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday