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Belarus

30 June 2001

International Herald Tribune

BRUSSELS — Small arms are the poor man's weapons of mass destruction. During the past 10 years, they have been responsible for 90 per cent of the casualties of conflict, killing more than 3 million people, two-thirds of them civilian. Today, an estimated 500 million small arms are in circulation in the world. They are easy to come by, legally or illegally, easy to conceal, simple to use and difficult to control. You can see the consequences on your TV screen. Men,... (GunPolicy.org)

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