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The New Field of Micro-Disarmament: Addressing the Proliferation and Buildup of Small Arms and Light Weapons

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Release date: 1996-08

BICC brief 7 „The New Field of Micro-Disarmament: Addressing the Proliferation and Buildup of Small Arms and Light Weapons” provides an overview of the various components of the issue, including its history and evolution, the types of small arms and light weapons of concern, the various types of effects of the accumulation of these weapons, the scenarios and situations in which microdisarmament is applicable, and the array of policy instruments and tools that might be employed in addressing problems created by these weapons. Particular attention is paid to the urban US-american experience, where the various policy approaches to reducing excessive gun violence may have applicability in the broader global context.