Firearms Trafficking in Honduras

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2017

In Honduras, most homicides are committed using a firearm. This special investigation tracks how those weapons get into the hands of the killers that make this country one of the most murderous in the world.

Chapter 1

Closing the Gaps on Firearms Trafficking in Honduras

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2017

As set out in this report, the legal structure around Honduras' arms trade is deeply flawed. The legislation is inconsistent and unclear as to the roles of different institutions,…

Chapter 2

Trafficking Firearms in Honduras

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2017

The weapons trade within Honduras is difficult to monitor. This is largely because the military, the country's sole importer, and the Armory, the sole salesmen of weapons, do not…

Chapter 3

Trafficking Firearms Into Honduras

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2017

Honduras does not produce weapons, but weapons are trafficked into the country in numerous ways.

Chapter 4

Counting Firearms in Honduras

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2017

Estimates vary widely as to how many legal and illegal weapons are circulating in Honduras.

Chapter 5

Firearms Trafficking in Honduras: Introduction and Major Findings

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2017

Honduras has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, and some 75 percent of these homicides are committed using guns.[1] The world…

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