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Colombia. 2010 ‘Handling of Guns (Manejo de Armas).’ National Report of Colombia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 10. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations. 1 March

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Handling of Guns (Manejo de armas)

Cifras 2008
Para el año 2008 se sometieron al proceso de fundición un total de 27.864 armas de fuego, de las cuales las Autodefensas entregaron 210 (1%), 2.716 fueron obtenidas por devolución voluntaria (10%), 24.938 por decomiso (89%). En cuanto a su origen o procedencia, se estableció que 11.146 armas (40%) eran originales y 16.718 armas (60%) eran de fabricación artesanal.

Cifras 2009
Para el año 2009 se sometieron al proceso de fundición un total de 26.014 armas de fuego, de las cuales las Autodefensas entregaron 1 (0,003%), por devolución voluntaria 1.580 (6.07%), por decomiso 24.433 (93.92%). En cuanto a su origen o procedencia, se estableció que 11.396 armas (43.80%) eran originales y 14.618 armas (56.19%) eran artesanales.

Estas fundiciones fueron realizadas por el Departamento de Control Comercio de Armas, Municiones, Explosivos y sus Accesorios, en cumplimiento de lo establecido en el Decreto 2535 de 1993.

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In 2008, 27,864 seized firearms were destroyed. Of the total, 1% were surrended by paramilitary groups, 10% were voluntarily handed over, and 89% were seized. Regarding the origin, 40% of the arms were original and 60% were craft/homemade guns.

In 2009, 26,014 seized firearms were destroyed. Of the total, 0.003% were surrended by paramilitary groups, 6.07% were voluntarily handed over, and 93.92% were seized. Regarding the origin, 43.80% of the arms were original and 56.19% were craft/homemade guns.

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