‘Guns and Roses’ in Tanzania as Gun Homicide Rate Rises

Posted by admin on August 26, 2013 in Aimpoint |

‘Guns and Roses’ in Tanzania as Gun Homicide Rate Rises
A few metres down the lane from the legendary ‘Clock Tower’ roundabout, along Sokoine Road, there is a special store which stocks arms and ammunition. The shop mostly serves as a reminder or monument indicating that people here are free to buy and own fire arms like pistols and guns, as long as their acquisitions are done in accordance with the law . During the boom of Tanzanite mining in the 90s, many people who were in one way or another involved with Mirerani Hills,… [Tanzania Daily News, via GunPolicy.org]

Bangladesh Civilian Gun Imports Dodging Taxes
Some individuals are importing light guns, particularly pistol, revolver, shotgun and rifle, in the country in under invoiced price depriving the government a huge amount of revenues taking the advantage of relaxed mood of the National Board of Revenue [NBR], sources said. The non-prohibited bore of arms mainly permitted for the civilians – point 22, point 25, point 357 and point 32 caliber – are being imported from Singapore under the baggage rule. As per the rule,… [New Nation (Dhaka), via GunPolicy.org]

Gun Law Reform in Venezuela – Part 1 of 2
Last month President Nicolas Maduro signed into law a disarmament bill that has gone under various revisions within the National Assembly since 2010. The law signifies an important attempt by the Venezuelan government and legislature to control the flow of arms in the country. In this post we look at the evolution of the law, the conflicts that the law has produced (both between the opposition and the government and within Chavista ranks), and provide a summary of the… [InSight Crime (Bogota), via GunPolicy.org]

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