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El Salvador

25 November 2011

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Over 128,000 firearms without a government permit are currently circulating in El Salvador, according to the national police. The police said that a total of 220,493 firearms have been officially registered in El Salvador since 1994. However, permits for more than half of these weapons have now expired. "This means that citizens have now lost the right to carry them legally," Augusto Cotto said. Under the rules set by the Ministry of Defense, an authorization permit... (

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