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15 January 2001

Washington Times

NEW YORK — U.S. officials attending a U.N. meeting on the spread of illicit small arms have pledged to protect legitimate gun owners from international disarmament efforts. Specialists from scores of nations are meeting here to develop a non-binding agreement aimed at halting the flood of illicit small arms and light weapons into the world's conflict zones. Specialists hope that by choking off the supply of easily transported, easily hidden weapons, armed struggle... (

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