Sales of Unlicensed Weapons Worldwide

The Counterfeit Small Arms market consists of the selling of unauthorized guns and other small arms that are being sold under legitimate brand names.

$2 billion worth of unlicensed small arms are sold on the international market each year, with 80 to 90 percent of those arms being counterfeit.


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  1. Source: RIA Novosti, “Russia set to crack down on unlicensed arms production abroad,” Russian News and Information Agency, December 5, 2006, (accessed: December 6, 2006).

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