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Leslie, Glaister. 2010 ‘Weapons Available.’ Confronting the Don: The Political Economy of Gang Violence in Jamaica; Occasional Paper No. 26, pp. 33-34. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 3 November

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Weapons Available

Firearms that are available in Jamaica include revolvers, pistols, sub-machine guns, assault rifles, and homemade guns; models include AK-47s, M16s, and Brownings and manufacturers include Taurus and Glock (Frankson, 2007; Mogensen, 2005; Laurent, 2007).

Semi-automatic pistols are now replacing revolvers as the weapon of choice among the civilian population and criminals.

Weapons such as these, while not openly carried in inner-city communities, are readily available when needed (Mogensen, 2005).

Sources cited:

Frankson, Kirk. 2007. 'Firearms in Latin America and the Caribbean: Kingston Report.' Preliminary review of the workshop 'Firearms and Citizens' Security in Latin America and the Caribbean'. Kingston: United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Regional Centre for Peace; Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean; Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies.

Laurent, Bertrand. 2007. Guns, Gangs and Governance (G3): Towards a Comprehensive Gang Violence Prevention Strategy. Kingston: United States Agency for International Development).

Mogensen, Michael. 2005. 'Corner and Area Gangs of Inner-City Jamaica.' In Luke Dowdney, ed.Neither War nor Peace: International Comparisons of Children and Youth in Organised Armed Violence.Rio de Janeiro: Viva Rio.

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