Domestic Abusers Facing Gun Ban in UK

Posted by admin on August 22, 2013 in Aimpoint |

Domestic Abusers Facing Gun Ban in UK
People with a history of domestic violence should be prevented from having guns, says the Home Office. Police in England, Wales and Scotland should review a person’s suitability to keep firearms after every domestic violence incident, ministers say. Police have also been told to ask family members confidentially if they have concerns about an applicant. The change comes after a man from County Durham shot three members of his family and then himself in… [BBC News, via]

Canadian Police Use Last Registry Data to Seize 180 Guns from Home
MONTREAL – The federal gun registry may be dead in the rest of Canada but it was put to use this week during a high-profile standoff in Montreal. Police carried 180 guns and 40 bayonets out of a residence on a quiet tree-lined street after the occupant was brought down by rubber bullets early Wednesday, ending the incident that had gone on almost a full day. Montreal police have confirmed they consulted the registry during the standoff to learn about their suspect but… [Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), via]

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