Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Urrutia, Nicolas, Miguel Ortegoa, Gustavo Andrade and An Vranckx. 2009 ‘Record-keeping.’ Arms Tracing: Perspectives on Control, Traffic and Use of Illegal Weapons in Colombia; Table 1.3, p. 9. Bogotá: University of Ghent, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, Fundación Ideas para la Paz (FIP). 1 November
[T]he Arms Trade Control Department - DCCA, a division of the Military Forces General Command, is in charge of studying and issuing permits to own and carry weapons for civilian use, and it has its own information system. Known as the Unified Automated National Weapons Archive, the system records the type, brand, caliber, and serial number of each weapon, and the identity of the person authorized to own it or carry it, as the case may be…(8)
[F]ewer than 340,000 of the weapons registered in the Unified National Archive had up-to-date permits in 2006…(10)
8) Bello Montes, Catalina, "El control de las armas ligeras: retos y desafíos para el nuevo milenio," Revista Criminalidad, Bogotá, Imprenta Nacional, 2005, Vol.III, p. 10.
10) UNODC, 2006, op. cit, p.48.
Table 1.3: Distribution of small arms and light weapons in Colombia
Air force: 9,523
Total Security Force: 609,189…
Private individuals: 567,959
Total Individuals: 580,383
Total Private Security Companies: 82,283
Total State: 634,261
Total Individual: 662,666
Overall Total: 1,296,927
Source: Arms Trade Control Department reported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2006