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Eritrea. 2010 ‘Introduction.’ National Report of Eritrea 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. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations. 1 January
Understanding the disastrous effects of illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW), the State of Eritrea prohibited private ownership of arms. Under Eritrean law, whosoever carries or hides or bargains arms and their parts is punished by law.
In accordance with the law, arms and related materiel were gathered from battlefields, enemy garrisons, ex-combatants, civilians etc, and consigned to the National Depot. Eritrean people respect their obligation to safeguard and control arms, and do not have the culture of carrying firearms.