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Guatemala. 2010 ‘Achievements in the Implementation of the PoA (Logros en la Implementación del Programa de Acción).’ National Report of Guatemala on its Implementation of the 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 Guatemala to the United Nations. 1 February

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Achievements in the Implementation of the PoA (Logros en la Implementación del Programa de Acción)

El combate y eliminación del tráfico ilícito de armas pequeñas y ligeras fue reforzado con la entrada en vigencia el 29 de abril del 2009 de la nueva Ley de Armas y Municiones, contenida en el Decreto número 15-2009, la que incluye la obligación que toda arma de fuego debe poseer marcado sus datos característicos. Asimismo, contempla sanciones penales drásticas por tener o portar armas de fuego con datos alterados o borrados, la fabricación, importación, exportación y tráfico ilegal de armas de fuego.

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A new instrument to combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms is the new Firearms and Ammunition Law, Decree 15-2009, which was passed on 29 April 2009. The new Law makes it compulsory for all firearms to be marked and includes severe penalties for owning or carrying guns whose marks have been altered or deleted. It also includes severe penalties for illegally manufacturing, importing, exporting and trafficking arms.

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