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small arms

Firearms that are small enough in size to be easily carried and fired by one person. The resistance has no access to large weapons, so they are relying on small arms.
See also: arm, small
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This development, therefore, enhanced diffusion of small arms in the sub-region.
He indicated to identical ideas and views of the Center and the Sub-Regional Small Arms Control Mechanism , explaining that the Center concerns with coordination between the member states to prevent proliferation of small arms and light weapons.
The North American region dominates the global small arms market as of 2015, and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020.
The number of countries exporting at least USD 100M of small arms per year increased to 14 from 12 in 2010.
Paul's grandfather remarked that there was always "a bit of an edge" working at Small Arms, but added that the job was done well.
Given the large scale of illegal trade of light and small arms and considering the problems stemming from it, no country can counter this issue alone and therefore international cooperation is a key factor in this regard, Ale-Habib said at the Second Review Conference of the UN Program of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons on Tuesday.
Controlling the spread of small arms and light weapons is, however, extremely difficult for a number of reasons.
By any reckoning the trade in small arms is big business.
The conference, which focused on reducing illicit arms sales and trading, ended July 18 with a nonbinding agreement approved by 134 nations that called for small arms to be marked at the point of manufacture to help tracing efforts, and security improvements at state-run arsenals.
Others died when troops responded after they were attacked with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in Sadr City, the Baghdad bastion of the Mahdi Army militia of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, statements issued Monday said.
and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries pledged to enhance regional cooperation to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons in the region.
Pejsa is an expert in ballistics and draws upon his more than fifty years of experience and expertise to write "New Exact Small Arms Ballistics: The Source Book For Riflemen.
Cambodia destroyed about 2,400 small arms Thursday with help from the Japanese government in a joint project that began in 2003.
European action on small arms and light weapons and explosive remnants of war; final report, June 2006.
The Warrior was hit with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades, but it was the roadside bomb which accounted for the deaths.
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