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Cook, Philip J, Wendy Cukier and Keith Krause. 2009 ‘Firearms and Firearm Regulation in North America: Mexico.’ The Illicit Firearms Trade in North America; 9 (3), p. 271. London: Criminology & Criminal Justice. 1 August

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Firearms and firearm regulation in North America: Mexico

Article 10 of the Mexican constitution says that residents have the right to possess arms in their homes for security and legitimate defense, with the exception of arms prohibited by federal law and those reserved for the exclusive use of the Army, Navy, Air Force and National Guard.

It also says, however, that Federal law will determine the cases, conditions, requirements and places in which the carrying of arms will be authorized, and in practice, the civilian ownership of firearms has been relatively tightly restricted (Sánchez, 2007a).

Source cited:
Sánchez, Georgina (2007a): 'Las armas en México: en la cuspide de un volcan', in
Jairo Hernández Milián, Luis Emilio Jiménez and Stella Sáenz Breckenridge
(eds) Armas pequeñas y livianas: Una amenaza a la seguridad hemisférica,
pp. 215–56. San Jose: FLACSO.

ID: Q5321

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