US Gun Safety Instructor Accidentally Shoots Student
Oh the irony. An Ohio man was shot in the arm. At a gun safety class. Michael Piemonte was attending a concealed-carry class with his wife Alison in central Ohio’s Fairfield County over the weekend. Such classes are required for anyone wanting carry a concealed weapon in the state. There were 29 students in the lecture-type class, Piemonte said. He was sitting in the front row. While the instructor was demonstrating a self-defense techniques, the gun went off. The… [CNN, via GunPolicy.org]

In Indonesia: Challenge is to Keep Out Illegal Guns
Money may be the only constraint when it comes to owning a gun in Indonesia – illegally. To own it legally, strict prerequisites apply. One must be physically and mentally fit, not bad-tempered – based on a psychology test at the national police headquarters – and between age 21 and 65, with no criminal record. Police will also evaluate the need for owning a gun before granting a permit. High-ranking civil servants and senior managers at private firms may be… [Straits Times (Singapore), via GunPolicy.org]

Officials Foil Gun Smuggling Plan in Ireland
Gardaí and customs in Cork have foiled a plan to smuggle guns to an organised crime gang after they seized two weapons and arrested a man for questioning about the arms find. Gardaí together with customs officers raided a number of houses in the White’s Cross area outside Cork city early yesterday morning and recovered two handguns and a small quantity of ammunition. Gardaí believe the guns and ammunition had been delivered in recent days to the Cork addresses by… [Irish Examiner (Dublin), via GunPolicy.org]

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