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Electronic gun registration commences in Busoga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have embarked on a week long gun fingerprinting exercise in Busoga region. The exercise, which is aimed at compiling a data base for firearms in the country, kicked off on Tuesday at Jinja rugby grounds. Several people including security personnel from Uganda prisons …

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Guards misusing guns: What happens after their arrest?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There has been an increase in the number of private security guards arrested in the recent past for misusing their firearms.  The latest incident happened mid this month when a joint team of police and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence -CMI arrested three security guards …

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Police officer Agasirwe confirms issuing guns to Kitatta’s guards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Senior Superintendent of Police Nixon Agasirwe has confirmed issuing firearms to the bodyguards of Abdullah Kitatta, the Patron of vigilante outfit Bodaboda 2010. Agasirwe appeared before the General Court Martial as a witness of Ngobi Sowali, a policeman deployed as Kitatta’s Bodyguard. Ngobi is jointly …

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Private security firms face sanctions for deploying lone guards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luweero police are considering confiscating firearms and taking punitive action against 10 private security firms accused of defying a directive against deploying a single guard. The implicated security firms are Safety and Security Limited, SWAT Security Company, Security Group Uganda Limited, Kasuku Protection Services …

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Pentagon softens rules on carrying of firearms in US

Washington, United States | AFP |  The Pentagon has softened rules on US troops carrying firearms while at government facilities, an action prompted by a series of deadly attacks on uniformed personnel. Troops already carry weapons as part of certain job functions, but the new rules will allow commanders to …

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