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Schroeder, Matt. 2013 ‘Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Philippines.’ Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers; Chapter 12, p. 302. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 2 July

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The Philippines government estimates that there were approximately 610,000 'loose' firearms in the country as of 2012. This figure, which is considerably higher than previous estimates, includes handguns and rifles but not machine guns or firearms with calibres larger than 7.62 mm…(46)


46) Author telephone interview with a Philippine government official, October 2012. Previous estimates were not only significantly lower but also included additional types of weapons. Data obtained by Quilop indicates that, as of 2005, there were 321,685 'loose' firearms, meaning weapons acquired by armed groups and criminals but also citizens who have not registered their firearms (Quilop, 2010, p. 234).

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