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Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Record Keeping and Marking.’ Strengthening Small Arms Controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Sudan, pp. 10-11. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

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Record Keeping and Marking

The national legislation conforms to some of the provisions of the regional and international agreements:

- Records are maintained of licences issued for the civilian possession of small arms and also on the deposit in and retrieval of small arms from public warehouses.

- Provisions exist for the marking of small arms at the time of deposit in a public warehouse and the licensing authority will only issue licences for small arms that have identifying marks.

However, fundamental absences include:

- No system or requirements for the marking of small arms at the time of manufacture, import or export.

- No specification of the information that markings should contain or of where on the small arm markings should be placed.

- No provisions making it an offence to alter, falsify or remove markings.

- No requirement for the keeping of records on the manufacture of small arms.

- No requirement that records be maintained for not less than ten years.

- No provisions making it an offence to alter, falsify or remove markings.

ID: Q5158

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