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Cody Wilson, left, was arrested in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday for charges sexual assault in Texas. (Photo: Central News Agency via Taiwan News) Taiwanese authorities arrested 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson in Taipei City on Friday, mere days after Texas authorities filed charges against him for sexual assault of a minor, Taiwan News reported. Although
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, leader of the country’s Liberal Party, is listening to calls from Montreal and Toronto to study more gun control (Photo: Adam Scotti/Prime Minister’s Office) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reportedly instructed a newly appointed government minister to examine a sweeping gun ban. As part of a series of mandate letters
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Most of the dead elephants seen in Botswana had their tusks removed. (Photo: Elephants Without Borders via BBC) A non-profit conducting an elephant census made the grisly discovery near one of Africa’s most important wildlife reserves. Elephants Without Borders found in an aerial survey that as many as 87 recently-killed pachyderm carcasses with their tusks removed,
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(Source: AMFER 2018) Rifle imports hit a seven-year low in 2017, according to the latest Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report updated last month. Dealers imported 572,309 rifles from nearly three dozen countries last year — a 22 percent decline over 2016 and nearly three times behind the record high of 1.5 million recorded in
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Overall, the firearms shown off by Canadian authorities were pretty pedestrian, although some were decidedly older than the norm. (Photos: RCMP & Winnipeg Police) The Canadian prairie province extended a month-long offer to pick up unwanted guns and ammo from the public that produced some interesting, if vintage, hardware. Announced with great fanfare at the
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Top executives for Smith & Wesson downplayed the impact of proposed export reform rules on earnings this week, telling investors eased regulations will pay off, though not by much. The new rules — which industry experts forecast will boost sales internationally — will eliminate expensive licensing fees currently barring many gun dealers from competing overseas.
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The Department of State released a draft proposal this week easing export restrictions on firearms and ammunition. The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls finally unveiled the suggested amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) on Monday, shifting oversight of commercial arms sales to the Commerce Department and its Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The
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Local media in gun control-heavy Quebec are reporting on an unlicensed firearms maker that operated out of a metal fabrication shop in Montreal. The French-language Le Journal de Montreal reported prosecutors this week are trying Pierre Larivière, 63, and Jean-Pierre Huot, 61, on a series of weapons charges following a 2014 incident in which Montreal
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New South Wales Public Order and Riot Squad officers with Colt M4 carbines (Photo: AAP via The Sydney Morning Herald) Citing threats posed by gun-armed criminals and potential terrorists, law enforcement in Australia are getting more rifles. In Victoria, a spokesman for Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton confirmed state police are considering expanding the use of
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