EU Survey Reveals Irish Gun Escalation Fears, Law Reform Considered

EU Survey Reveals Irish Gun Escalation Fears, Law Reform Considered
Almost three-quarters of Irish people think gun crime is going to escalate, a report has found. As the European Commission called for tighter controls on firearms including stricter licensing, it released findings of a survey which showed 71% of Irish people expect an increase in gun violence in the next five years, compared to an average of 58% across the continent. Brussels said it wants to use new laws, including possible minimum sentencing, to tackle the threats… [Independent (Dublin), via GunPolicy.org]

Over 160 Guns Seized by Ghana Police as Concerns Over Crime Grow
A total of 161 guns has been seized during Police operations from January to June, Mr Prosper Agblor, Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) said on Monday. He said out of the number, 93 were locally made single barrel shotguns, 41 locally manufactured pistols, 10 imported pistols, eight pump action guns, five AK47 assault rifles and four locally made double barrel shotguns. Mr Agblor said 463 assorted ammunition were also seized during the… [Spy Ghana (Ghana), via GunPolicy.org]

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