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Botswana. 2010 ‘Record Keeping.’ National Report of Botswana 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); Section 9, pp. 12-14. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Botswana to the United Nations. 18 June

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Record Keeping

The Central Arms Registry (CAR) maintains manual records of all firearms in private ownership together with those in possession of some govemment entities.

Records are kept on the following areas in accordance with the details outlined under management recommendations:

- Licences
- Gunsmiths
- Brokers
- Dealers
- Manufacturers

- State owned SALW (Small Arms and Light Weapons)

Currently, there are no time limits for keeping and destroying records with the Central Arms Registry. Records are kept indefinitely.

The new policy calls on records to be kept for a minimum of 10 years in hard copy and 25 years in electronic format.

Transaction Records of all sales and transfers are submitted to the Central Arms Registry every three months.

Dealers/manufacturers going out of business are to dispose all the available stock and thereafter submit records to CAR for permanent retention.

ID: Q4597

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