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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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On the other hand, illegal trading of small arms and stringent licensing procedure & regulation policies in terms of import and export are some of the major factors hindering the growth of the market to an extent.
The Speaker stated that the current situation is in direct contravention of a Declaration on a Moratorium on the Importation, Exportation and Manufacture of Small Arms and Light Weapons in West Africa which was adopted by the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS on 31 October 1998, and became a legally binding and permanent convention in June 2006.
The Army continues to procure weapons with old performance specifications that have been repeatedly eclipsed by superior commercial small arms used by our allies, our top-tier special operations forces and sometimes by our enemies.
The eight countries that imported at least USD 100M of small arms in 2011 were the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Thailand, United Kingdom, France and Italy.
He was a machinist and, with him, it either fits or it doesn't fit." Several members of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team worked off-season at Small Arms and they were part of the unofficial socializing.
The Iranian envoy urged the conference to ensure the "non-discriminatory and unconditional" transfer of technology to the developing countries so that the UN Action Program to stop illegal trade of small arms and light weapons could be effectively implemented, a press tv report said.
One prominent n non-traditional security threat the world faces today is the use of 'small arms and light weapons'.
It marked a significant change from earlier statements in which Canada supported the inclusion of all small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the treaty scope without exceptions.
ONE OF THE GROWING AND MOST ALARMING SECURITY ISSUES OF THE POST-Cold War era is the massive proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
These prescribed gaging intervals are, as stated, the minimum required to assure the safety, operability, and reliability of Army small arms. Any small arm may be inspected/gaged on a more frequent basis.
62% of the submarines surveyed are not fully accomplishing the daily MRC associated with the "Ammunition Far Side" sign for the small arms locker.
Summary: New York, June 14, 2010, SPA -- Street gangs have mostly defeated crack-downs such as increased police sweeps, curfews and longer prison terms for gang leaders, while taking advantage of the profusion of small arms and light weapons around the world, dpa cited a study...
Small arms are the true weapons of mass destruction: they kill between 80 and 100 thousand people a year, internationalise internal wars, foster crime, and as relatively cheap, portable and long lasting devices provide the stock in trade for most of the killing that will happen today.
Putin said the contract was "not only for small arms", according to reports
NEW YORK -- Religious groups worked at the United Nations in late July to call attention to the proliferation of small arms, a growing problem that experts say is fueling violence and crime around the world.
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