Gun-Related Deaths Down in Ireland

Gun-Related Deaths Down in Ireland
Murders linked to organised crime have dropped significantly in the past year, even though the overall death toll has only dropped slightly. After a big jump in the number of murders committed in 2012, this year’s total of 51 is down just one on the same period last year. Knife and gun-related deaths have decreased this year – but there has been a rise in the use of physical violence by killers. Statistics compiled up to yesterday show that eight murders are being… [Independent (Dublin), via GunPolicy.org]

Libya Criminalises Gun Ownership But Critics Question Enforcement
TRIPOLI — Libya’s General National Congress (GNC) on Sunday (December 15th) passed a law criminalising possession of all kinds of weapons, light and heavy, as well as explosives. The new legislation states that if weapons are not handed over within 90 days, the person will be liable to a prison sentence between three to 10 years and a fine of up to 20,000 Libyan dinars. A financial incentive to be assessed by the defence ministry will also be granted to those who… [Magharebia (USA), via GunPolicy.org]

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