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Akao, Wilfred and Philip Alpers. 2003 ‘Notes of interview.’ Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Royal Solomon Islands Police. Tokyo: GunPolicy.org. 22 January
Before the troubles there were 800 licensed owners with 700-800 guns…
Most gun owners were former civil servants and trusted leaders.
When the troubles began, we recalled all the registered guns for safekeeping. There was full compliance, and many volunteered to give up their guns for safety's sake.
[Notes of interview between Deputy Commissioner Akao and Philip Alpers, UNPoA regional small arms seminar, Tokyo]