Citation(s) from the literature library

Parakilas, Jacob and Iain Overton. 2014 ‘Firearms Seized by Police.’ The Devil's Trade: Guns and Violence in El Salvador, p. 16. London: Action on Armed Violence. 1 October

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Patterns of Ownership and Use…

Of the weapons that are confiscated by police, handguns are an overwhelming majority. Between January and November 2011, police seized 3,915 weapons, including 1,817 pistols and 1,037 revolvers. Shotguns (405) and rifles (224) were much less common. Military weapons such as machine guns were confiscated in small numbers, which presumably reflects their relative rarity along with their greater material and financial value…(46)

Source cited:

46) "Policia ha incautado un promedio de 12 armas diarias hasta el 15 de noviembre", La Prensa Grafica, 18 November 2011
(accessed on 26 August 2014)

ID: Q11576

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