How Disarmament in Africa Got More Complicated

How Disarmament in Africa Got More Complicated
Africa is ground zero in the international debate on controlling the small arms and light weapons trade. For more than a decade, diplomatic activity to contain arms and ammunition transfers has been animated by a concern with instability and contagion generated by the continent’s many wars. Leading think tanks, research groups, and advocacy organizations have repeatedly drawn attention to the way the burden of armed violence in Africa is a product of low-tech assault… [IPI Global Observatory, via GunPolicy.org]

NRA Touts Israel as Model for US Law: Full Gun Registration, Licensing
A National Rifle Association delegation from the United States was joined by former US ambassador to the UN John R. Bolton Thursday for a tour and briefing at the capital’s Police Intelligence and Observation Center, located in the Old City. The state-of-the-art center, which features nearly 40 high definition screens monitoring the Old City 24 hours a day, is utilized to alert officers to any potential threats. Bolton, who served under former president George W. Bush… [Jerusalem Post, via GunPolicy.org]

Op-Ed: Unlearning Gun Violence in America
In 1995, an epidemiologist named Gary Slutkin returned to the United States from Africa where he had spent the previous decade helping Africans stem the spread of diseases like tuberculosis, AIDS and cholera. “I was exhausted,” he said in a TED Talk earlier this year. “I wanted to come home and take a break.” Once back in Chicago, however, friends kept telling him about the epidemic of violence in inner-city neighborhoods. As he began to study the problem he came to… [New York Times, Opinion, via GunPolicy.org]

Mosin Nagant Accessories

Mosin Nagant is one of the most effective weapon fulfills the military standards, but still one of the effective weapons used by farmers, hunters and security personnel. Designed jointly by Captain Mossin and Leon Nagant, respectively a Russian Army person and a Belgian designer; this rifle has become the second most popular weapons across the globe after AK-47, another deadly competitor!
It requires very less maintenance and incredibly durable. The accuracy is ultimate with simplicity of operation. The rifle is available in many variants all differ in design, style and accessories. The standard version of 20.2 carbine and 29 inches in length is the most preferred one. It is quite effective with the 7.62x54R cartridge.
Accessories that you would love!
There are so many Mosin Nagant Accessories around. You can find them online or at the authorized shops.

  1. Mosin M44 Compensator: Compensators add accuracy to it and with the new M44 Compensator; you can reduce the rise of the rifle as well. The second shot can be made absolutely accurate, just like the first shot!
  2. Mosin Nagant Rubber Butt Pad: Rubber butt pad is the best for wooden stock to maintain better grip on it. There are various types available in the market, but the one with an additional bolt on pad is the best. Give an extra one inch of length to the rifle!
  3. Cleaning kit: It is extremely important to keep the rifle clean. Use the state-of-the-art cleaning kit and enjoy the superb performance. Make sure that the cleaning kit includes oiler bottle (double-sided), a punch, crown cap and a rod connector. There should be ammo pouch and a tool kit pouch as well.
  4. Tool kit: Some people prefer an additional tool kit along with the cleaning kit. It contains all necessary tools and bolt take down tool with multiple gauge cuts of different depths.
  5. Stripper clip: This is one of the popular Mosin Nagant Accessories. It makes the loading easier and you can use it with a few other models as well. They are available in 5 pack, 20 packs and 50 packs denomination.
  6. Bipod: Bipods are useful Mosin Nagant Accessories. They are tall and short in length, depending on the requirement. Bipods have spring assisted opening and closing, adjustable length of legs and a locking knob. Go for a model that can be mounted on Picatinny and weaver rails. The legs should be made of metal completely. Wooden or plastic legs are not durable.
  7. Ammo pouch and slings: There are varieties of pouches and slings are available as Mosin Nagant Accessories. People buy according to their choice and need. A few slings have additional slots for dog collars as well. Select slings that are wider and sturdier. It is always advised to go for slings and pouches from authorized shops because there are many cheaper copycat versions are available. They are not durable and also lack in quality and craftsmanship.

Buy quality Mosin Nagant Accessories and enjoy the perfection and durability of the rifle with additional convenience!

Child Gunshot Wounds Most Likely in Homes With Firearms, US Study

Child Gunshot Wounds Most Likely in Homes With Firearms, US Study
Even among rural Americans, parental attitudes run heterogenous on the topic of gun safety and children: Locked or unlocked, loaded or unloaded, and just how close should kids be to firearms? Whereas some parents in multiple-gun households teach firearm safety to toddlers, others forbid their children from playing with toy guns, or even pointing an index finger to mimic one. Christi Parenteau Martin, a 36-year-old mother of four from Cabot, Vt., says she supports… [Medical Daily (New York), Video, via GunPolicy.org]

Italian Police Find Gun Cache, Over 1,000 Bullets in Cemetery
POMIGLIANO D’ARCO, Naples – Carabinieri military police on Tuesday unearthed a small arms cache buried in a cemetery in the town of Pomigliano D’Arco located northeast of Naples, near Mount Vesuvius. The mini arsenal consisted of a 12-caliber shotgun and three sub-machine guns, all with no serial numbers, as well as more than 1000 bullets of various calibers. The weapons were taken to a ballistics lab for testing to find out if they have been used by the Naples Camorra… [Gazzetta del Sud (Italy), via GunPolicy.org]

EU Commissioner Pushes for Tougher, Unified European Gun Laws

EU Commissioner Pushes for Tougher, Unified European Gun Laws
Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem has said the EU can “no longer watch on without acting” as 1,000 Europeans are killed in gun violence each year. She is proposing unified, stricter rules for the whole bloc. Cecilia Malmstroem wrote a guest column for the Monday edition of the Frankfurter Rundschau daily, saying the EU must act to limit the number of deaths from gun violence. The EU’s home affairs commissioner wrote that one problem with the open-border… [Deutsche Welle, via GunPolicy.org]

Malay Police Seize 1,000 Guns in Five Years, Gun Smuggling Continues
KUALA LUMPUR – The Home Ministry (KDN) has established a new standard operating procedure (SOP) to address the problem of lost firearms, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the SOP would also ensure stern action would be taken against police personnel who were negligent in leaving their firearms in their cars. “The SOP is different from the past. It will address the problem in accordance with the current… [Sun Daily (Malaysia), via GunPolicy.org]

Italian Police Find Gun Cache, Over 1,000 Bullets in Cemetery
POMIGLIANO D’ARCO, Naples – Carabinieri military police on Tuesday unearthed a small arms cache buried in a cemetery in the town of Pomigliano D’Arco located northeast of Naples, near Mount Vesuvius. The mini arsenal consisted of a 12-caliber shotgun and three sub-machine guns, all with no serial numbers, as well as more than 1000 bullets of various calibers. The weapons were taken to a ballistics lab for testing to find out if they have been used by the Naples Camorra… [Gazzetta del Sud (Italy), via GunPolicy.org]