Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
Irlande du Nord
Who Owns Northern Ireland's 153,000 Legally Held Guns?
23 August 2012
The Detail (Ireland)
As the Department of Justice consults on proposed changes to firearms licensing laws here, The Detail can reveal information about the owners of Northern Ireland's 153,459 legally held guns.
Almost 60,000 members of the public own over 146,000 firearms with the remaining 7,018 legally held guns belonging to serving police and prison officers.
The Detail has been given rare access to information stored on the PSNI's Shogun firearms database in response to a Freedom of... (GunPolicy.org)
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Angleterre et pays de Galles,Royaume-Uni,Écosse,Irlande du Nord
When Are UK Cops Allowed to Carry Guns?
10 August 2011
Foreign Policy (USA)
This week's riots in Britain, which have spread from the north London neighborhood of Tottenham to the cities of Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester, were sparked by the Aug. 4 shooting by police of a 29-year old London man. The victim, Mark Duggan, was carrying a weapon, though tests show he did not fire it. But Britain has long been well known for having an unarmed police force. Is that still the case?
Yes, but there are an increasing number of exceptions. The... (GunPolicy.org)
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Irlande du Nord
Stolen Gun Used in Dissident Republican Shooting in Northern Ireland
20 July 2011
A gun stolen during a raid on a west Belfast home was later used in a dissident republican punishment shooting, the High Court has been told.
The loaded semi-automatic pistol was then found in the bedroom of another house in the city, prosecutors said.
Police have charged a 23-year-old man with an arms offence after DNA from the weapon was matched to their database.
Sean Megaw, of Glasvey Drive, Dunmurry, is accused of possessing a firearm and ammunition in... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : BBC News
Royaume-Uni,Irlande du Nord
Monitors Report Seeing the IRA's Entire Gun, Ammo Arsenal Destroyed
27 September 2005
The IRA's entire arsenal of weapons has been destroyed, the head of the international decommissioning body said yesterday.
The retired Canadian general John de Chastelain said that he had examined "large quantities of arms" which he was satisfied made up the "totality of the IRA's arsenal". This included "a full range of ammunition, rifles, machine guns, mortars, missiles, handguns, explosives, explosive substances and other arms".
This is the first time in their... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Guardian (UK)