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Mtonga, Robert. 2004 ‘Firearms Dealers - Zambia.’ Hide and Seek: Taking Account of Small Arms in Southern Africa, pp. 289-90. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies. 1 October

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In 2003 there were five registered firearms dealers in the country…

Firearms dealers are required to have a licence. They must specify what security measures they have in place to safeguard their firearms and ammunition, they must keep a register showing all transactions, and be open to inspection at any time by the Registrar of Firearms. Dealers may only sell firearms to licenced users, and there are limits on the amount of ammunition they can sell at any time, for a given firearm. In practice however, the Registrar of Firearms does not carry out regular inspections, due to lack of transport and manpower…(31)

Because Zambia does not manufacture firearms,(33) dealers have to import all their stock. Dealers declined to reveal information about the sources of their imports, or their volume and value, on the grounds that only the Firearms Registry is entitled to receive this information from them.

According to the Central Firearms Registry rifles, shotguns, pistols and ammunition are imported from the following companies and countries:(34)

- Swartklip Products (South Africa)
- Pretoria Metal Pressings (South Africa)
- Rossi Firearms (Brazil)
- Ceska Zbrojovka (Czech Republic)
- Sellier and Bellot (Czech Republic)
- Masten-Wright, Inc. (United States of America)
- Clever (Italy)
- Gamo Industries (Spain)
- Kynamco Limited (England)
- Hans Wrage & Co (Germany)


31) Jones Tilimboyi, Chief Firearms Registrar, Zambia Police Service at the Workshop on the Social Impacts of the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Zambia held in Lusaka on 22 November 2003.

33) Homemade firearms are manufactured in some rural areas, chiefly for hunting purposes, though no there is no data on how widespread this is.

34) Presentation by Tilimboyi, J, March 2004.

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