Citation(s) from the literature library

Gambia. 2005 ‘Export Controls.’ National Report of Gambia 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); Part 2, p. 4. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Gambia to the United Nations. 9 July

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e) Export Controls

According to Laws of the Gambia, Individuals and/or Companies importing firearms should tender their applications (including information on the Manufacturer, make, type and quantity) to the Inspector General of Police who in turn verifies the information using available records of Arms dealers/brokers. At the entry point, these imported arms are further verified and their serials confirmed before they are escorted to a designated warehouse.

Upon request for local buyers to purchase firearms, the Police must interview the local buyer(s) by ascertaining the age, mental status etc before he/she is authorized to possess firearms. In the same vein, the firearm to be bought is verified by the police using previous serial number(s) obtained during importation request. A regulation has now been made to ensure "ONE man ONE firearm" policy…

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