Identification and Support Cards
In July 2006, the Small Arms Survey launched a set of Small Arms ID Cards to aid in the visual identification of a selection of firearms commonly used in contemporary armed conflict and crime. Accurate reporting on small arms and light weapons is essential for research, analysis, and, ultimately, policy-making aimed at curbing their illicit proliferation. These cards have been requested by peacekeepers and researchers in countries as diverse as Afghanistan and Uganda.
A similar set of firearm identification cards have been developed in Spanish, with a focus on weapons more common in Central and South America. The Spanish-language cards were published in 2010 in partnership with CERAC.
In November 2010, as part of the Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction (RASR) Initiative, the Small Arms Survey launched the Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) Best Practice cards, which are designed and distributed to promote better understanding of the importance of stockpile management.
The Small Arms Survey's Marking, Record-keeping, and Tracing Implementation Support Cards were released in August 2012 as a resource to promote easy understanding of the International Tracing Instrument (ITI). These were produced with support from the US Department of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.
Small Arms ID CardsDownload (2.29 MB)
Small Arms ID Cards (in Spanish), focusing on small arms more commonly found in Central and South America. Co-published with CERAC.Download (604.65 KB)
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Marking, Record-keeping, and Tracing Implementation Support Cards. Designed and distributed to promote easy understanding of the International Tracing Instrument (ITI). Produced with support from the US Department of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.Download (1.35 MB)