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Small Arms Survey. 2008 ‘Diversion by Force.’ Small Arms Survey 2008: Risk and Resilience, p. 54. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1 July
The Solomon Islands provide a fairly unique, self-contained case [of firearm diversion].
Almost all of the factory-manufactured weapons and ammunition that proved pivotal in intensifying the 1998-2003 conflict were captured from stocks of the Royal Solomon Island Police (RSIP) and there were few such weapons in civilian hands at the outbreak of the conflict.
Source cited: Muggah and Bevan, 2004, p.8.