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Guatemala. 2006 ‘Illegal Firearm Manufacturing and Trafficking (Fabricación y Tráfico Ilícitos de Armas).’ National Report of Guatemala on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 14. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations. 1 January

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Illegal Firearm Manufacturing and Trafficking (Fabricación y Tráfico Ilícitos de Armas)

Del 2001 al 2005 se han incautado 16.970 armas pequeñas y ligeras por parte de la Policía Nacional Civil, de las cuales el 38.8% provienen geográficamente de la Ciudad de Guatemala. En una gran mayoría, alrededor del 43%, las armas de fuego incautadas son pistolas, en segundo lugar revólveres 24%, tercer lugar las escopetas, 11%, en cuarto lugar las armas hechizas o de fabricación artesanal 10.6% y el 11.4% comprende otros tipos de armas de fuego. Del total incautado en esos años, el 1.91% era portado por una mujer y el 7.8% tenía licencia de portación en el momento.

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From 2001 to 2005, 16,970 small arms and light weapons have been seized by the National Police, 38.8% came from Guatemala City. Around 43% were pistols, 24% were revolvers, 11% were rifles and 10.6% were firearms made by craft producers (home-made guns). Of the total seized, 1.91% were carried by women and 7.8% by a person in possession of a user licence.

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