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United Nations

24 January 2005

Inter Press Service

A coalition of human rights and peace activists is urging the United Nations to adopt a legally binding "marking and tracing system" to track small arms from the factory to the user. The coalition, which includes Amnesty International, Oxfam International and the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), says that while weapons and ammunition often carry basic serial numbers, there is no worldwide system to record this information — thereby rendering it... (GunPolicy.org)

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