Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
Caraïbes,Samoa américaines,Niue,Palaos,Îles Mariannes du Nord,Nauru,Îles Cook,Fidji,Micronésie,Polynésie française,Îles Marshall,Kiribati,Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée,Samoa,Îles Salomon,Tonga,Tuvalu,Vanuatu,Nouvelle Calédonie
Addressing Gun Violence in the Caribbean and the Pacific
15 July 2016
The Diplomat (Japan)
"The seas bring us together, they do not separate us."
–Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia
The Caribbean and the Pacific each offer a unique and contrasting perspective toward addressing armed violence. Despite sharing similar challenges as Small Island Developing States (SIDS), each region faces very different circumstances on the ground. In light of this, each region has taken a different approach toward addressing armed violence. The Pacific stands... (GunPolicy.org)
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New Caledonia: The Crisis America Isn't Going to Do Anything About
3 November 2014
National Interest, Opinion
Given the long list of items on the Obama administration's foreign-policy agenda, American neglect of the South Pacific is understandable. There are no vital U.S. interests at stake in the region, and that is unlikely to change anytime soon. Unless, of course, the big strategic picture makes the Melanesian arc of islands as strategically vital as it proved to be during the Battle of Guadalcanal. But I'm not expecting the U.S. cavalry to come to the rescue in the near... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : National Interest
New Caledonia Gun Laws to be Tightened by March
23 January 2014
Radio New Zealand International (Shortwave)
New restrictive laws around arms control in New Caledonia are due to be in place at the beginning of March.
The new date has been given by the French interior minister attending the National Assembly.
Last month, the French high commissioner in New Caledonia expressed concern at the spike in firearms sales after Paris said it would tighten gun laws before the end of the year.
Jean-Jacques Brot said sales had doubled while the local press said weapon sales had grown... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Radio New Zealand International (Shortwave)
New Caledonia to Have New Gun Law by End of Year [FR]
6 November 2013
[Translated summary: New Caledonia is to get a tougher law on guns by the end of the year, after eight homicides in the last 12 months.]
PARIS - Le ministre des Outre-mer Victorin Lurel a indiqué mercredi qu'un décret plus restrictif sur le régime spécifique de détention et d'acquisition des armes à feu en Nouvelle-Calédonie, sera publié "avant la fin de l'année".
Le régime des armes à feu, spécifique à la Nouvelle-Calédonie et différent de la... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Tahiti Infos
48,000 Registered Firearms in New Caledonia [FR]
26 August 2013
Centre pour le Destin Commun, Blog
[Translated summary: Since the enactment of the 2011 Act facilitating the sale of weapons in New Caledonia, the availability, import, and sale of hunting rifles have been steadily increasing. In 2011, 4,521 new hunting rifles were bought - three times more than previous years - for a total of 48,000 officially declared firearms. Unofficially, a more accurate figure would be closer to 150,000 firearms in circulation. Consequently, if New Caledonia was a sovereign state,... (GunPolicy.org)
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Mélanésie,Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée,Australie,Îles Salomon,Nouvelle Calédonie,Océanie
Concern in Papua New Guinea Over Gun-Related Crime, Trafficking
3 September 2012
Inter Press Service News Agency
BRISBANE - In Papua New Guinea, the largest island nation in Melanesia in the southwest Pacific, where more than 60 percent of major crimes involve guns, a burgeoning illegal arms trade is associated with lack of employment growth and low human security, with vulnerable communities suffering the consequences.
This is the case in the autonomous region of Bougainville in the east of the country, where disarmament remains elusive more than ten years after a civil war... (GunPolicy.org)
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Firearms Destroyed in New Caledonia
26 January 2004
ABC News (Australia)
A report from New Caledonia says up to 300 confiscated firearms have been destroyed by the French army.
The daily newspaper Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes reports the weapons consisted mainly of hunting guns, pistols and ammunition.
Some of the weapons belonged to villagers in Saint Louis, which was once the scene of violent clashes between indigenous Kanaks and settlers from Wallis and Futuna Islands.
In August last year, French police in New Caledonia seized more... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : ABC News (Australia)