Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Israel. 2008 ‘Record Keeping.’ National Report of Israel on its Implementation of the International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, In a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (ITI); Part 2, p. 12. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations. 1 January
All firearms in the private sector are marked and recorded in a data base under close supervision of the Ministry of the Interior. An Israeli citizen cannot purchase a firearm other than through a licensed arms agent or dealer. A private license relates only to a specific firearm. There is no general license that allows for the possession of several firearms but rather a license which is specific to each firearm. This way Israeli authorities may be able to trace licensed private firearms. Records are kept permanently by the Ministry of the Interior computer system.
Israeli industries maintain records of their exports of SALW for at least seven years and in many cases for a longer period of time. Inter alia, records are kept permanently by the Ministry of the Interior computer system.
Seized and confiscated SALW, if intended for re-use, will be checked, marked and
recorded by Israeli authorities in the same manner as a new weapon.
All the SALW in governmental storage are counted daily and recorded.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]