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Theme: firearms

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  • How do terrorists obtain firearms in Europe? Docuclip

    There is no such thing as one illegal firearms market, instead there are many markets. There is a growing availability of firearms because of increased smuggling and a growing number of criminals using legal loopholes to obtain guns. More information ... read more

  • Guns for sale: the Belgian illicit gun market in a European perspective Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publicatiedatum: 21/03/2016

    The attention paid to the problem of the possession of illicit firearms and the illegal trafficking of firearms has increased significantly over the past few years, at both a Belgian and a European level. In Belgium, this increase in political ... read more

  • Firearms and deaths by firearms in the EU Factsheet

    Publicatiedatum: 11/12/2018

    In recent years, policy attention to firearm violence in the European Union (EU) has increased greatly. A thorough insight into the problem is an important step in developing such a policy. How many firearms are circulating in the EU? How ... read more

  • Illegal firearms in Belgium Factsheet

    The term “illegal arms” does not say much about the nature of the arms. Whether an arm is legal or illegal mainly depends on who owns, sells or uses it. While most people are prohibited from owning or using automatic ... read more

  • Advice concerning the global Arms Trade Treaty

    Publicatiedatum: 11/03/2013

    In the framework of the negotiations concerning a global Arms Trade Treaty in  March 2013, the Flemish Peace Institute launched an advice to the Federal and Regional Governments of Belgium, as well as other actors involved in the negotiations, to address ... read more