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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Pacific Small Arms Legislation: Domestic and regional issues.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, p. 65. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
In least developed countries such as Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, police are severely under-resourced, limiting their capacity to update local registers or file regular reports to the central armoury. Accordingly, the accuracy of small arms registers varies between [Pacific] states, with some authorities maintaining high accounting standards, while others rely on educated guesswork to estimate the size and makeup of their civilian and state stockpiles.