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Netherlands Antilles — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Homicides (any method)

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn the Netherlands Antilles, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

1999: 7.71
1998: 9.8
1997: 7.5
1996: 8.5

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from the Netherlands Antilles is reported by Customs to be US$1872 (2010)

Firearm Imports

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to the Netherlands Antilles is reported by Customs to be US$137,7562 (2011)

MeasuresGun Regulation

Right to Possess Firearms

In the Netherlands Antilles, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law3 4

MeasuresInternational Controls

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, the Netherlands Antilles are not a Member State of the United Nations5

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list6 the Netherlands Antilles as a Participating State


Short References

1.

UNODC.2013.‘Homicide in 207 Countries - Netherlands Antilles.’ Global Study on Homicide 2011: Trends, Context, Data.Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime,26 June. (Q6249)Full Citation

2.

Marsh, Nicholas.2014.‘Database of Authorised Transfers of Small Arms and Light Weapons.’ NISAT Small Arms Trade Database.Oslo:Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers,22 December. (Q16)Full Citation

3.

Sherman, Amy and Tom Ginsburg.2014.‘Gun Rights in National Constitutions.’ Marco Rubio Says Second Amendment Is Unique in Speech to NRA.Miami, FL:Miami Herald (PolitiFact Florida),29 April. (Q8507)Full Citation

4.

Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton. 2013. ‘U.S. Gun Rights Truly Are American Exceptionalism.’ Bloomberg (USA). 7 March. (N422) Full Citation

5.

UN.2013.‘Member States of the United Nations.’ UN.org Web Site.New York, NY:United Nations General Assembly,7 April. (Q290)Full Citation

6.

Wassenaar Arrangement.1996.‘Introduction: Participating States.’ Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies.Vienna:Wassenaar Secretariat,12 July. (Q19)Full Citation