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

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According to media reports, there are 34,468 licensed owners in the country (Sharma, 2012).

They reportedly own some 55,000 legally registered small arms, for an average of 1.6 legally declared firearms per owner (Racovita, Murray, and Sharma, 2012, pp. 57–59; República, 2009)…

No handgun licences are reported to have been issued since 1990…


Racovita, Mihaela, Ryan Murray, and Sudhindra Sharma. 2012. In Search of Lasting Security: An Assessment of Armed Violence in Nepal. Special Report No. 19. Geneva: Small Arms Survey.

República (Nepal). 2009. 'Small Arms Use on Rise in Nepal.' Web edition,14 June.

Sharma, Nirjana. 2012. 'Arms for Personal Safety: Govt Bodies Clueless How Weapons Are Being Used.' Kathmandu Post. Web edition, 6 February.

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