Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
Vatican Guards More At Risk from Own Guns: Another Apparent Gun Suicide
3 September 2007
CNN / AP
VATICAN CITY, Italy — A cadet in the Vatican police force was found fatally shot in the head early Monday inside the barracks, in what officials said was an apparent suicide over a breakup with a girlfriend.
The incident rekindled memories of the 1998 murder-suicide behind the Vatican walls, in which a 23-year-old Swiss Guard allegedly killed his commander, the commander's wife and then himself over being denied a medal.
Colleagues found Alessandro Benedetti, 26,... (GunPolicy.org)
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Global Campaign Aims to Curb Gunrunning
16 March 2006
VATICAN — A world-wide campaign for stricter small arms controls began officially on Thursday, 100 days before a major UN conference that will look at ways to address violations of existing small arms agreements and consider ways of altering those agreements to make them more effective. A leading campaigner is Saverian Missionary Father Nicola Colasuonno … [radio news item... (GunPolicy.org)
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Gun Trade 'A Key Issue' for Vatican under Pope Benedict XVI
11 January 2006
ISN Security Watch (Zurich), Web Page
VATICAN — The Vatican's permanent representative at the UN has called for the development of an international accord limiting the trade of light arms. Observers and officials working in the Holy See say the move demonstrates that the Vatican is looking to increase its visibility in international affairs.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore on Monday told the UN it should foster international cooperation aimed at reducing the demand for small arms around the world, a break... (GunPolicy.org)
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Vatican Urges United Nations Study Into Causes of Global Gun Race
11 January 2006
Catholic News Agency
In an address to the United Nations, Holy See Permanent Observer Archbishop Celestino Migliore, called on the world body to more thoroughly analyse the reasons behind demand for small arms, so as to eradicate their illicit trade.
Catholic News Agency reports that Archbishop Migliore's address was given in New York to a committee reviewing progress made in the implementation of the Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and... (GunPolicy.org)
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Vatican Urges Pact Against Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons
9 July 2003
NEW YORK — The Vatican proposed to the international community that an agreement be adopted to eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.
The request came during an address by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See's permanent observer at the United Nations, at the first U.N. biennial meeting of states on trade in these arms.
The archbishop made two proposals. The first is to address the issue of state responsibility for halting illicit arms... (GunPolicy.org)
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Vatican Protests Over 'Holy' Gun
7 December 1999
Vatican officials protested yesterday against the use of the term "Jubilee" or "Holy Year" as the brand name for the latest 12-bore, doublebarrelled Beretta shotgun, declaring that the Pope was against the use of firearms and had not given his blessing to "this marketing ploy".
Italians call the millennium Il Gubileo (the Jubilee), a reference to the fact that the Pope has declared 2000 a "Holy Year".
The Vatican has allowed the use of the papal logo on officially... (GunPolicy.org)
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Vatican Suicide Raises Security Fears for Holy Year
27 August 1999
VATICAN CITY — The suicide of a man who managed to smuggle a gun into St Peter's Basilica has raised security concerns for the church and Vatican City four months before the start of the Holy Year.
During the millennium celebrations, which begin officially next December 24 and end on January 6, 2001, Rome is expecting to welcome some 30 million visitors, about five times the number who come to the capital in a normal year.
Most of them will want above all to go to... (GunPolicy.org)
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Vatican Says Grudge, Not Sex, Behind Guard Slaying
5 May 1998
VATICAN CITY — The head of the pope's Swiss Guard was shot with his wife in "a moment of madness" by a young vice-corporal with a grudge against his superiors, the Vatican said Tuesday.
It said hurt professional pride, not sexual jealousy, apparently drove vice-corporal Cedric Tornay, 23, to kill the couple before turning his gun on himself.
Captain Commandant Alois Estermann, 43, who shielded Pope John Paul II during a 1981 assassination attempt, was shot dead in... (GunPolicy.org)
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