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Nelson, Carol and Robert Muggah. 2004 ‘Solomon Islands: Evaluating the Weapons Free Village Campaign.’ Small Arms Survey Working Paper, p. 10. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 November
In previous amnesties mostly only hunting and homemade guns were surrendered. At the end of the amnesty (21 August 2003) weapons ownership became illegal and stiff penalties came into effect.
Fines for firearms activity increased from SB$1,000 to SB$25,000 and prison terms increased from two years to 10 years. The new penalties were reported widely during the amnesty and are considered to have strongly contributed to the success of the disarmament process.