Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘2002 Election Violence.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, p. 53. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
The June 2002 Papua New Guinea general elections were marred by similar problems…
Supporters and candidates alike openly displayed high-powered firearms during election campaigns. Anticipating widespread violence, the Papua New Guinea government deployed 13,000 sworn police, reservists, and auxiliaries to cover the elections, and placed 700 members of the PNGDF on standby.