Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Malta. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Malta on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 9, pp. 8-9. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Malta to the United Nations. 1 January
Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing
Amendments to current legislation are being discussed to introduce the markings of firearms.
i) Does your country require licensed manufacturers of SALW to apply an appropriate and reliable marking on each weapon as an integral part of the production process? (II.7)
The manufacture of arms is prohibited in Malta.
ii) Is this marking unique?
iii) Does this marking identify the country of manufacture?
iv) How does this marking otherwise allow concerned authorities to identify and trace the relevant weapon?
v) How long are records kept on the manufacture, holding and transfer of SALW under your jurisdiction?
vi) What national measures exist for tracing SALW held and issued by the State?
vii) Please give details of any steps taken by your country to cooperate in tracing illicit SALW, including the strengthening of mechanisms based on the exchange of relevant information.
[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]