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Costa Rica’s stricter gun laws pass second debate

The stricter gun laws come as Costa Rica experiences a rise in homicides.

Prosecutors don’t play when it comes to robbery with toy guns

A garden hose nozzle is admittedly an outlier when it comes to weapons in aggravated robbery, but the capital’s criminals are increasingly turning to toy guns — or anything short of an actual firearm — when they want to rob someone. The guns might be fake but that doesn’t meant that the sentences are any less.

US arms maker markets Christian assault rifle called ‘The Crusader’

An arms maker in Florida is engraving Christian symbols on its assault rifles, in a marketing ploy denounced by a Muslim group as fomenting "hatred, division and violence."

US shooter’s alleged ‘manifesto’ explains motive for church murders

A website appearing to belong to accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof contains white supremacist writings and dozens of photographs in which he is seen holding firearms. It also offers a motive for the heinous crime, one of the most shocking multiple murders of recent years, in a nation familiar with mass shootings.

Police raid shops, Public Security Ministry offices in gunrunning investigation

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Tuesday raided 12 locations – including some Public Security Ministry units – as part of an ongoing gunrunning investigation allegedly connected to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, according to statements from the OIJ and MSP.

Landmark Arms Trade Treaty spearheaded by Costa Rica’s ex-President Óscar Arias goes into effect

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty goes into effect this Thursday, on Christmas Eve. The treaty, which will stop the unrestricted flow of legal weapon sales to active conflict zones around the world, has its roots in the civil wars that scarred Central America in the 1980s.

US families of Sandy Hook massacre victims sue gunmaker

NEW YORK – Families of victims in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre filed a U.S. lawsuit Monday seeking damages from the manufacturers of the high-powered assault rifle used in the slaughter.

6 dead in US shootings; suspect at large

NEW YORK – A gunman killed six people and seriously wounded another Monday in a series of shootings near the northeastern U.S. city of Philadelphia, authorities said, as police hunted for the suspect.

2 dead, 3 critical in US school shooting

LOS ANGELES – A student opened fire at a U.S. school Friday, killing another student and injuring several others before taking his own life, police and reports said.

Hooded gunmen kill eight teens in Honduras 

Police in the city of San Pedro Sula told reporters that late Sunday unidentified assailants forced the victims, aged 16 to 19, to lie down in the street and then opened fire.

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