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15 July 2008

Xinhua

UNITED NATIONS — The diversion of small arms and light weapons is a major source of firearms for criminals and insurgents around the world, according to a new survey issued Monday. In its 2008 edition of an annual report, the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey said that diverted arms shipments — in which arms are redirected to unauthorized end users — can range from small packages of components for civilian firearms to hundred-ton shipments of military-grade light... (GunPolicy.org)

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