Citation(s) from the literature library

USA. 2008 ‘Implementing of the International Tracing Instrument (ITI).’ National Report of the United States of America 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. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations. 1 January

Relevant contents

Laws and Regulations

The Department of Defense (DoD) maintains a central register of SA/LW administered by the U.S. Army Logistical Support Activity (LOGSA), which is responsible for the serialization and accountability of all DoD SA/LW. All small arms are individually registered by serial number in the DoD Central Registry.

Components of the U.S. armed forces maintain individual registries and provide reports on holdings to the DoD Central Registry. Small arms with missing, obliterated, mutilated, or illegible serial numbers are assigned a serial number for registry purposes.

The marking requirements for police and security forces are equivalent to those for commercial markets - all weapons must be marked with sufficient identifying information (make, model, serial number, etc.) to permit tracing.

[SA/LW = small arms and light weapons]

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