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États-Unis,Amérique du Nord

Dozens of 3D-printed Firearms Sold at Buyback in Houston, Texas

2 August 2022

Fox 26 Houston (Texas)

Houston leaders say they will no longer accept 3D-printed firearms, also known as ghost guns, at future gun buyback events after one man allegedly exchanged dozens of them over the weekend. "We're going to exclude those next time around," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "This is a program designed for people who want to voluntarily relinquish their guns." On Saturday, city officials held their first gun buyback event in Houston. The mayor's office says more than 840... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kosovo,Europe de l'Est

NATO Prepared to Intervene in Kosovo

1 August 2022

The Hill (Washington DC), Web page

The NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) is "prepared to intervene if stability is jeopardized" by the Kosovo-Serbia conflict, according to a KFOR statement Sunday. "KFOR will take whatever measures are necessary to keep a safe and secure environment in Kosovo at all times, in line with its UN mandate," the statement read. KFOR reported that the situation in northern Kosovo is "tense" and under close watch by the force. Tensions between the two countries have heightened... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Japan's Strict Gun Laws Make Shootings Rare

8 July 2022

CNN, Web page

The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has shocked Japan, a country with one of the world's lowest rates of gun crime due to its strict laws on gun ownership. Abe was shot dead on Friday in the city of Nara while delivering a campaign speech, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said. Gun violence is extremely rare in Japan. In 2018, Japan, a country of 125 million people, only reported nine deaths from firearms -- compared with 39,740 that year in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Former Prime Minister Shot Despite Strict Gun Laws

8 July 2022

Newsweek, Web page

The shooting of former Japanese prime minister Abe Shinzo has shocked his country, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world. Current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Abe was in a "severe condition" following the incident during a campaign speech on Friday. With a population of 127 million, the annual death toll from guns in Japan is frequently less than the number who might die in a single mass shooting in the U.S. In 2018 there were only nine... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Rare Shooting in Japan Shocks Nation

8 July 2022

Bloomberg

The last time a current or former Japanese prime minister was shot and killed was 90 years ago. It's a measure of just how rare and shocking gun violence is in the country, where ownership of firearms is strictly controlled. The blast that felled Shinzo Abe on Friday -- with a homemade shotgun, according to reports -- happened while he was campaigning on behalf of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Nara, a city east of Osaka. Abe was giving a speech in front of a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Japan has Lowest Gun Violence in World Thanks to Strict Gun Control Laws

8 July 2022

Anadolu Agency

Although former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot twice at an election campaign event in the Nara region, statistics show that Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun violence in the world. It is believed that Japan owes its strict gun laws largely to the US because, after World War II, Americans shaped the gun policy and forced a firearm ban legislation in the East Asian nation. According to the Small Arms Survey -- a global organization that keeps tabs on arms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Shinzo Abe Assassinated with Homemade Firearm

8 July 2022

Sydney Morning Herald

Shinzo Abe, a towering figure in Japanese and global politics, was assassinated on Friday, sending shockwaves around Japan and the world. The former prime minister fought for his life in hospital but died later in the day. His wife of more than 30 years, Akie Abe, arrived by his side just before 5pm local time. Abe was pronounced dead at 5.03pm. Japanese leader Fumio Kishida had said doctors "were doing everything" they could to save the 67-year-old but the Liberal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Japon

Shinzo Abe's Assassination and Firearm Control in Japan

8 July 2022

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), Web page

In response to the tragic news of the fatal shooting of the ex-PM of Japan, Shinzo Abe, AOAV outlines a brief history of Japan's relationships to guns and its strict approach to gun control. First it should be noted that there is a very low firearm homicide rate in Japan. In 2017, there were 14,532 homicides by firearm in America, but just 1 in Japan .[1] In 2018 (the latest figures published by WHO), the total number of people killed by guns in Japan – including... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

3D-printed firearm seized in Western Australia

14 June 2022

Armament Research Services (ARES), Web page

On 12 June 2022, the Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL) held a press conference to present the first fully functional 3D-printed firearm seized in the Australian state of Western Australia (WA) to date. The gun was reportedly seized on 3 June 2022 from an 18-year-old individual who had manufactured it at his home in the suburb of Bayswater, WA. In addition to the firearm, WAPOL reportedly also found a 3D printer, a suppressor, ammunition, and a set-up to make... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni,Australie,États-Unis,Nouvelle Zélande

Australia, UK, New Zealand Tackled Mass Shootings

1 June 2022

CNN, Opinion

A man – almost always a man – commonly with no criminal history and no diagnosis of mental illness, armed with a lawfully obtained semiautomatic 'assault' weapon, kills and injures a large number of innocents in a place they imagined to be safe. It happens around the world, but horrifyingly more and more often in the United States, most recently in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. To those of us who live in culturally similar nations, but where the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Autriche

What Rules Does Austria Have On Gun Ownership?

25 May 2022

The Local, Austria, Web page

The country has one of the most permissive gun laws in Europe. However, applicants still need a license and go through evaluations before being allowed to buy a weapon. As the debate on gun ownership laws is brought back into the headlines after a tragic mass shooting in the United States on May 24th, it might be surprising to read that tranquil and peaceful Austria is also one of Europe's most permissive countries regarding gun laws. Private gun ownership is allowed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suisse,Italie

Swiss State-owned Small Arms Producer Sold to Italy

13 April 2022

SwissInfo

Switzerland's state-owned Ruag International company has sold its small-caliber ammunition division to the Italian firearm manufacturer, Beretta. All the 2,700 employees of Ammotech in Switzerland and ten other countries, including Germany and Sweden, the United States and Britain, would be taken over by the new Italian owner, Ruag International said on Wednesday. The main Swiss production site in the town of Thun would be maintained for at least five years, Ruag... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

Australian MP Misfires With Wild Guns in School Quote

1 April 2022

Australian Associated Press / AAP

Federal independent MP Bob Katter has a reputation for shooting from the hip in media interviews but has badly misfired with a claim that Israel, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland provide schoolchildren with guns. The claim is wrong. Government authorities in each of the four nations mentioned by Mr Katter have confirmed to AAP FactCheck that schoolchildren in their countries are not provided with guns and schools do not have armouries. Mr Katter, who has been the MP... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

Western Australia to 'Rewrite' its Firearm Laws

22 March 2022

Sydney Morning Herald

Premier Mark McGowan and Police Minister Paul Papalia on Tuesday announced an overhaul of the state's gun ownership laws. It has been revealed the number of licensed firearms in the state had soared by 60 per cent, with a gun owner on close to every suburban street. A WA Police map showed around 3.4 per cent of the population, or 89,000 people, hold gun licences. They possessed, on average, four firearms each – which reflected national figures. And while the number... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pologne

Polish Right Calls for Easier Access to Guns

21 March 2022

Euroactive

The Polish right has proposed simplifying gun ownership regulations and shortening the procedure for applying for a gun permit as Russia's attack on Ukraine has renewed discussions in Poland about the country's stringent gun ownership laws. Education minister Przemysław Czarnek has already announced that schools will provide defence training and shooting exercises for students as of September. Those who back easier access to weapons say that Russia's attack on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie

Western Australia to Rewrite State's Gun Control Law

21 March 2022

West Australian (Perth)

Western Australia's outdated firearms laws will be completely rewritten by the McGowan Government, as shocking new maps reveal the true scale of gun ownership in suburban Perth. The maps -- provided to The West Australian from the WA Police Force database -- show how prolific the potentially lethal weapons have become in every corner of the city. Each green dot represents a house where a handgun - such as a revolver or pistol - is being stored, while the thousands... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ukraine,États-Unis

What Weapons Will Us Give Ukraine - And How Much Will They Help?

19 March 2022

BBC

The burnt-up wreckage of a Russian tank lies in the dirt, while in an accompanying photo next to it, a Ukrainian soldier carries the armaments said to have caused the destruction. The images posted to Twitter by the Ukrainian Armed Forces are labelled with a triumphant caption, declaring that this was the result of "hits from Javelins on [Russian] military equipment". The Javelin, a shoulder-held anti-tank weapon that shoots heat-seeking rockets hurtling towards... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ukraine,États-Unis,Russie,Turquie,Allemagne,Royaume-Uni,Pologne

What Weapons Have Other Countries Supplied to Ukraine?

17 March 2022

Guardian

The US president, Joe Biden, has announced an $800m (£610m) package of arms to Ukraine as the west steps up military aid against invading Russia forces. The west's military assistance to Ukraine began cautiously with helmets and flak jackets but now includes drones that can destroy Russian tanks and artillery from 50 miles away. The west has repeatedly refused to enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine but is now supplying a range of powerful weapons. They... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

Plymouth Mass Shooting Investigation Concluded

16 March 2022

Plymouth Herald (UK)

The police watchdog investigating how and why the Keyham gunman had his pump-action shotgun returned to him by Devon and Cornwall Police after it was removed said it has now completed its inquiry - but its findings cannot be made public at this time. The Independent Office for Police Conduct's (IOPC) investigation was launched in the wake of the tragic events on August 12, 2021 which saw the deaths of five people as well as the gunman, Jake Davison, by his own hand. A... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Plymouth Herald (UK)

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Ukraine

How Ukraine's Military Has Resisted Russia So Far

3 March 2022

New York Times

WASHINGTON — Ukraine's soldiers have blown up bridges to halt advancing Russian ground troops. Its pilots and air defenses have prevented Russian fighter jets from conquering the skies. And a band of savvy Ukrainian cyberwarriors are so far beating Moscow in an information war, inspiring support at home and abroad. To the surprise of many military analysts, Ukrainian troops are mounting a stiffer-than-expected resistance to Russian forces up and down battle lines... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : New York Times

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