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Leslie, Glaister. 2010 ‘Firearm Oversight.’ Confronting the Don: The Political Economy of Gang Violence in Jamaica; Occasional Paper No. 26, p. 37. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 3 November

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Firearm Oversight

One of the mandates of the FLA [Firearm Licensing Authority] is the development and maintenance of a ballistic database of all licensed firearms.

To that end, applicants for gun licences are required to visit the office of the Authority along with their firearm(s).

The Authority, on receipt of the firearm, test-fires it and collects the bullet and spent casing; the firearm's 'ballistic signature' is scanned into its database for future identification reference, if required (FLA, 2006).

Source cited:

FLA [Firearm Licensing Authority]. 2006. 'What Is Involved in the Ballistic Testing of My Firearm?'

ID: Q3392

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