British Crime Gangs Adapting Antique Guns, As Crackdown Limits Supply

British Crime Gangs Adapting Antique Guns, As Crackdown Limits Supply
Antiques and obsolete guns are being adapted and used by criminals facing a shortage of weapons, according to police. A decade ago, Britain’s cities were experiencing a surge in gun crime but, following successful interventions by crime agencies and the government, the number of firearms offences annually is now half what it was in 2003, according to the Office for National Statistics. One reason is the supply of weapons has been severely restricted, forcing criminals… [BBC News, via GunPolicy.org]

Dominican Republic Raises Gun Licence Costs [EspaƱol]
[Translated summary: The cost of applying for a firearms licence in the Dominican Republic has increased to RD$9917.01, to cover the added taxes and ballistics testing required. Authorities are recording information about each owner and their guns, including biometric details, and some gun owners have complained about the cost and time involved. An amnesty is being granted to allow people time to afford the increased costs but critics are worried that more citizens will… [Etorno Inteligente (Venezuela), via GunPolicy.org]

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