Interpol Chief Suggests Armed Citizenry to Counter Terrorism

Interpol Chief Suggests Armed Citizenry to Counter Terrorism
Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month’s deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called “soft targets” are hit:… [ABC News (USA), via GunPolicy.org]

Over 300 Guns Retrieved in Canadian Pixels for Pistols Amnesty
OTTAWA – Pixels for Pistols: Over 300 guns turned in and climbing! The Ottawa Police Service has picked up over 300 guns from residents participating in the Pixels for Pistols gun amnesty program. Officers continue to pick up guns every day and getting to the new calls for pick up as fast as they can. “We’re getting all types of firearms, like shot guns, rifles, handguns,” said Staff Sergeant Mark Patterson, head of the Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Unit. “People have… [CTV News (Toronto), via GunPolicy.org]

Licensed Canadian Gun Owner with Assault Weapon Kills 2, Self
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says that Brian Dawe was wearing body armour and had an AK-47 assault rifle when he used a handgun to shoot two people dead in Conception Bay South earlier this week before he killed himself. In a statement Friday afternoon, the RNC said Dawe also had hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a 9-mm handgun on him when they found his body at a cemetery in Mount Pearl. According to the RNC, Dawe was in possession of the firearms legally,… [CBC News (Canada), via GunPolicy.org]

Experts Suggest Law Reform to Address Illegal Gun Trade in Australia
A national crime conference in Hobart has heard 70 per cent of illicit firearms seized by police had fallen into the hands of serious criminals and organised crime. The Crime Stoppers conference was also told some of the firearms stolen in Tasmania in recent times are almost certainly destined for the black market interstate. Dr Samantha Bricknell of the Australian Institute of Criminology says illegal firearms are increasingly being found on smaller-scale… [ABC News (Australia), via GunPolicy.org]

Jamaican Police Operation Nets Record Number of Illegal Guns
The police are reporting that since the launch of Operation Resilience, a total of 295 operations have been carried out, resulting in a record seizure of 77 illegal firearms for the month of October and the arrest of 174 individuals. This figure represents the highest number of recorded firearm seizures ever in any given month since June 2010 and has further increased illegal gun seizures to 601 for the period January to October 2013. This reflects a 20 per cent… [Go Jamaica, via GunPolicy.org]

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