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Godnick, William and Helena Vasquez. 2003. ‘Honduras: Domestic Small Arms Control Laws.’ Small Arms Control in Central America: Monitoring the Implementation of Small Arms Control Projects (MISAC); Latin America Series No. 2, p. 27. London: International Alert, Security and Peacebuilding Programme. 1 June.

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Honduras: Domestic Small Arms Control Laws

In the new Honduran law, the Ministry of Security is primarily responsible for law enforcement, investigation into illegal trafficking, weapons registration and carrying permits and ballistics testing. The law also calls for the creation of a National Commission for the Collection of the Weapons of War.

The Ministry of Defence is responsible for control of its own inventories as well as that of the retail arms vendors. The Ministry of Security is responsible for the civilian arms register, including private security weapons.

Individuals can register up to five weapons for a four-year period each. A couple of years ago, the Ministry of Security required private security enterprises to voluntarily surrender all military-style weapons in their inventories, such as AK-47s, given that they are illegal in the country (the AK-47 is not a weapon used by the military and police and has never been sold legally by La Armería).

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