TITLE

Getting a handle on small arms

AUTHOR(S)
Vo, Minh T.
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;2/17/99, Vol. 91 Issue 56, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes the damage done by small and light firearms in conflicts around the world. Most war victims dying from small arms fire; Efforts of human rights activists to control small arms proliferation; Regional agreements about small arms in Western Africa and the Americas; Weapons programs in Mali; Trade-in programs, and their drawbacks; Views of United Nations (UN) adviser Henny van der Graaf; Role of the United States in gun proliferation.
ACCESSION #
1544754

 

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