Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Malawi. 2010 ‘Marking and Tracing of SALW.’ National Report of Malawi 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); Section 6, p. 6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations. 18 June
Marking and Tracing of SALW
In terms of marking, The Police and The Defence Forces have a standard way of marking their arms. However there is need to upgrade this system of marking to match the SADC marking standards.
Further-more there is no specific offence of removal of marks or falsification or altering of marks on a firearm. Reviewing of firearms records is not clearly stipulated under any regulation.
However the Firearms Policy being developed takes care for most of the above issues.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons; SADC = Southern African Development Community]