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15 July 2008

Voice of America

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations says in its annual survey that global arms proliferation is fueling violence, crime and insurgency. VOA's United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer has the story by intern Maha Saad. The program director of the small arms survey, Keith Krause, says approximately 650,000 civilian firearms move from lawful to illegal possession every year. This is known as diversion of small arms, such as pistols, revolvers, and rifles. "It is... (

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