Small Arms, Mass Destruction | Infographic by @WomenWarPeace @PBS #armstreaty

November 9 2011, 7:22 AM  by Oistein Thorsen

The Global Epidemic:

Small arms kills half a million people every year, that nearly a person every minute. Small arms are easy to obtain, transport. conceal and operate making them the primary tools of violence in civil wars, terrorist activities, organized crime and gang warfare. The trade and flow of illicit small arms is out of control leading to weapons ending up in the wrong hands.

The facts speak for themselves – a robust humanitarian arms trade treaty must include small arms and ammunition.

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