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Gunman Shoots, Kills Wife & Four Others, Injures 20 in Serbia

2 July 2016 - 1:00am

Five people have been shot dead and at least 20 injured in a cafe in north-eastern Serbia. Police say the gunman killed his wife and another woman, before randomly shooting at other customers at the cafe. Three children were among those injured in the attack near the city of Zrenjanin, the interior ministry said. The gunman was arrested and police are investigating his motive, which is believed to be jealousy. Witnesses told Serbia's state TV that the attacker came... [BBC News, via GunPolicy.org]

US LGBT Groups Tout Benefits of Carrying Hidden Handguns

18 June 2016 - 1:00am

The Pink Pistols, a national gun club for gays and lesbians, wants their community to take up arms in self defense in the wake of a deadly shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Spokesperson Gwendolyn Patton, who argues that the LGBT community needs to exercise their Second Amendment rights in order to defend themselves, says the group saw membership soar from about 1,500 members before the Orlando shooting on Sunday to 3,500 on Monday. The spike in interest... [NBC News (USA), via GunPolicy.org]

WHO Assembly Adopts Resolution to Prevent Interpersonal Violence

27 May 2016 - 1:00am

Delegates at the World Health Assembly have agreed resolutions and decisions on air pollution, chemicals, the health workforce, childhood obesity, violence, noncommunicable diseases, and the election of the next Director-General… Global plan of action on violence Delegates agreed a resolution on the WHO global plan of action on violence. Non-fatal acts of violence take a particular toll on women and children. 1-in-4 children has been physically abused; 1-in-5 girls... [World Health Organization, Media release, via GunPolicy.org]

Firearm Ownership Closely Tied to Suicide Rates - US Study

19 May 2016 - 1:00am

States with higher estimated levels of gun ownership had higher incidents of gun-related suicides, with firearm ownership alone explaining 71 percent of the variation in state-level gun suicide rates for males and 49 percent for females, a new study by Boston University School of Public Health researchers shows. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, covers 33 years, from 1981 to 2013, and is the most comprehensive analysis of the association... [Medical Xpress, via GunPolicy.org]

Gun Trafficking Gangs Arrested in Algeria [FR]

5 May 2016 - 1:00am

[Translated summary: Every day in Algeria there are more and more cases of violence in which young people are involved. In Batna, a network of gun traffickers was stopped by the national gendarmerie and two shotguns, one revolver, 227 cartridges and 960 capsules were seized.] Dans la journée de mercredi, la faculté de droit a organisé un séminaire national sur la délinquance juvénile à l'auditorium de l'université. Ce rendez-vous a été une occasion pour... [Le Matin d'Algérie, via GunPolicy.org]

Customs Confiscate More and More Guns in Switzerland [FR]

20 April 2016 - 1:00am

[Translated summary: Switzerland reports growing possession of illegal weapons among its citizens. Although most of them are knives, sprays and airguns, customs seized 76 firearms in 2015. Police explained that in most cases, people ignore that they are illegal in Switzerland.] Si les hommes jeunes représentent encore la majorité des cas, le nombre de femmes en possession d'armes illégales explose. Les procédures pour infraction à la loi sur les armes affichent... [Tribune de Genève, via GunPolicy.org]

Punjabi Buyers Queue for New Lightweight "Ladies' Revolver"

8 April 2016 - 1:00am

KANPUR -- Eager buyers from Punjab are queueing up to buy 'Nirbheek', the light-weight revolver made by Kanpur's Field Gun Factory exclusively for women. Sales figures reveal that of the total number of applications received for the gun, almost three-fourth were from Punjab. "Nirbheek, meaning 'fearless' in Hindi, is fast becoming popular among Punjab folks. About 70-75% guns are being sold to arms dealers from Punjab. However, Delhi women top the chart in purchase of... [Times of India, via GunPolicy.org]

Québec: Bill to Impose Mandatory Gun Registration [FR]

5 April 2016 - 1:00am

[Translated summary: In Québec, suicide is the leading gun-related cause of death. Between 2009 and 2013, an average of 127 people died annually as a result of gun suicide - most of them men in their own homes. Bill No. 64 aims to make the registration of firearms mandatory again.] Les enjeux liés à l'accès aux armes à feu vont bien au-delà de leur utilisation dans le cadre d'activités criminelles. L'accessibilité aux armes à feu constitue un facteur de... [Institute National de Santé Publique Québec (Canada), via GunPolicy.org]

US Gun Law Loopholes Raise Fatal Domestic Abuse Risk

4 April 2016 - 1:00am

The beginning of Jitka Vesel's story is familiar. Back in 2008, she briefly dated a man she met online. When she decided they didn't have a connection, she broke it off. That's when Dmitry Smirnov began stalking her. For three years, Smirnov pursued Vesel. She reported the harassment, changed her phone number, cut off contact with her stalker — even moved. In 2011, Smirnov followed Vesel to the parking lot of her workplace. He killed her, shooting her 12 times as... [Refinery 29 (USA), via GunPolicy.org]