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Americans own nearly half world's guns in civilian hands: survey

Americans own nearly half world's guns in civilian hands: surveyAmericans make up 4 percent of the world's population but owned about 46 percent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian hands at the end of 2017, a survey showed on Monday. The Small Arms Survey, an independent global research project based in Geneva, Switzerland, found that there were more than 1 billion firearms in the world, of which civilians owned 85 percent, while the rest were held by militaries or law enforcement agencies. The number of guns owned by civilians globally rose to 857 million in 2017 from 650 million in 2006, the survey said.


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Texas sheriff deputy charged for child abuse after allegedly blackmailing undocumented mother with deportation

Texas sheriff deputy charged for child abuse after allegedly blackmailing undocumented mother with deportationA Texas sheriff’s deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting an undocumented immigrant’s child, and blackmailing the mother with potential deportation to keep her quiet about the attacks. Jose Nunez, 47, is being held on charges of “super aggravated sexual assault” after the mother sought help at a fire department for her 4-year-old child, who had reportedly been crying out in pain. “The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time,” Javier Salazar, the Bexar County Sheriff, said during a press conference announcing the charges and circumstances.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-sheriff-deputy-charged-child-155100759.html



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