Local March 20, 2013 | 8:48 am

Dom. Rep. asks the UN for stricter control over weapons

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Government on Tuesday urged the United Nations to establish a global and effective regulation over the weapons, ammunition and parts market, stressing conventional firearms.

Interior and Police deputy minister Ricardo Rosa made the announcement in New York, during the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty.

Rosa, who heads the Dominican delegation in the event, said as an interim measure the country banned the import of weapons, ammo and accessories destined for the civilian population since 2006.

In addition to the ban, other measures are planned which will help significantly bolster policies to reduce social violence as a result of firearm use in the medium term,” the official said,

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