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Colombia. 2010 ‘Registration and Marking of Government Firearms (Registro y Marcación de Armas del Estado).’ 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. 29. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations. 1 March

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Registration and Marking of Government Firearms (Registro y Marcación de Armas del Estado)

Los organismos del Estado que están autorizados a portar o tener armas de fuego, el Departamento Control Comercio de Armas, Municiones y Explosivos les expide un permiso de uso (para porte o tenencia). De acuerdo con lo establecido en el Artículo 1 del Decreto Reglamentario 1809/94A, a aquellos organismos del Estado que por su naturaleza requieren estar armados con carácter permanente, como el Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS), el Instituto Nacional Penitenciario (INPEC), la Procuraduría General de la Nación y la Fiscalía General de la Nación, se les otorgan permisos de porte con vigencia de diez años y se les autoriza a portar armas de uso privativo de las Fuerzas Armadas, como fusiles.

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The Department for the Control of the Trade in Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives issues a firearm licence (to carry or possess guns) to the law enforcement agencies that are authorised to carry or possess guns.

Because of the nature of their work, the following agencies need to be permanently armed: the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), the National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (INPEC), the Office of the Inspector General and the Office of the Attorney General.

According to the 1st Article of Statutory Decree 1809/94A, they are allowed to carry military-restricted arms, such as assault rifles, and they must renew their gun carry permit every ten years.

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