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Guns, Weapons, and Illegal Trade

Small arms trafficking poses a grave danger towards the civilian population and currently it is an ongoing issue for the international community. If we go by the common definition, the term “small arms and light weapons” refers to weapons “intended for use by military and civilians” and light arms are “weapons intended only for military purpose.” Small arms mean revolvers, pistols, rifles and carbines, sub-machine guns, assault rifles and light machine guns, while light weapons comprises heavy machine guns, hand held under barrel and mounted grenade launchers, portable anti aircraft guns, anti tanks, guns and other advanced weapons.