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Godnick, William and Helena Vasquez. 2003 ‘Honduras: Small Arms Control.’ Small Arms Control in Central America: Monitoring the Implementation of Small Arms Control Projects (MISAC); Latin America Series No. 2, p. 27. London: International Alert, Security and Peacebuilding Programme. 1 June

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Honduras: Small Arms Control

The current national law governing firearms, ammunition, and explosives in Honduras was passed by congress and approved by decree 30 in June 2000. However three years after the law was approved the legal guidelines designed to regulate the law still does not exist.

While many practical changes were made in the law, the fundamental role of the military in import/export policy and national retail distribution was not affected. The Ministry of Security via the Preventive Police (the recently demilitarised police force) did obtain new responsibilities via licensing and registration.

[The Military Pension Institute (IPM), governed by active and retired military officials, has a subsidiary, La Armería, that has a monopoly on firearms retail commercialisation in the country.]

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