Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Small Arms Survey. 2005 ‘Violent Exchanges: The use of small arms in conflict.’ Small Arms Survey 2005: Weapons at War, p. 186. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July
In the Solomon Islands, the use of home-made guns severely restricted the number of sustained armed exchanges.
It was only after military weapons were seized from state armouries that weapons use escalated in terms of scale and impact.
Sources cited: Capie (2003); Small Arms Survey (2004a)