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16 May 2012

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

In Argentina, a national program has led to the destruction of firearms in civilian hands. The surrender of firearms is voluntary and in return financial incentives are offered. The aim is to reduce number of weapons in civilian hands and contribute in building a less violent society. According to official data, 65% of intentional homicides in Argentina result from interpersonal conflicts in which one party has a gun. When it comes to self-defense, the problem lies... (

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