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Alpers, Philip. 2015 ‘Gun Destruction a Priority in the Solomon Islands.’ The Pacific Region Lives Up to its Name with Disarming Success. Melbourne: The Conversation. 26 February

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Gun Destruction a Priority in the Solomon Islands

By 2003, when the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) landed in Honiara to help the country out of crisis, the number one priority of Pacific governments – remarkably, with no audible argument – was the immediate collection and destruction of every firearm, both police and civilian.

Amid overwhelming public support, more guns were destroyed than the country even knew it had.1 By law, Solomon Islands is now a gun-free nation; only a handful of specially trained police are permitted to carry firearms…

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