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Karp, Aaron. 2013 ‘Introduction.’ Legacies of War in the Company of Peace: Firearms in Nepal; Issue Brief No. 2, p. 1. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva / Nepal Armed Violence Assessment (NAVA). 1 May

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[M]ajor findings include:

- Private firearms in Nepal are estimated to number 440,000. Roughly one-eighth (55,000) are believed to be legally registered.

- Most privately owned firearms are unregistered craft weapons, referred to as country-made or katuwas. There are estimated to be roughly 330,000 of these.

- Despite a decade of warfare, private firearm ownership remains low by global standards. The rate amounts to approximately 1.7 firearms for every 100 residents…

- The Nepal Army has about 160,000 small arms, and law enforcement agencies have roughly another 74,000…

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