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Taming the Arsenal: Small Arms and Light Weapons in Bulgaria
 
Contents

Acronyms and abbreviations (PDF, 59 kb)
Executive Summary (PDF, 77 kb)
Introduction (PDF, 76 kb)

1. Small Arms Distribution Survey (SADS) (PDF, 1,4 Mb)

  • 1.1 Legal SALW
    • 1.1.1 Civilian weapons
    • 1.1.1.1 Geographical distribution
    • 1.1.1.2 Ethnic distribution
    • 1.1.2 Bulgarian Armed Forces
    • 1.1.3 National Police Service and Ministry of Interior
    • 1.1.4 Other government agencies
  • 1.2 Illegal SALW
    • 1.2.1 Numbers in circulation
    • 1.2.2 Distribution of illegal SALW
    • 1.2.3 Sources for illegal SALW
    • 1.2.3.1 Household thefts
    • 1.2.3.2 Military depots
    • 1.2.3.3 Illegal production and factory thefts
    • 1.2.3.4 Illicit trafficking
    • 1.2.3.5 Communist-era weapons
  • 1.3 Legal SALW production
    • 1.3.1 Privatisation, reorientation and conversion
  • 1.4 SALW transfers
    • 1.4.1 Brokered transfers
    • 1.4.2 Transport companies and transhipments
    • 1.4.3 Transfers of concern
    • 1.4.4 SALW imports and internal trade

2. Small Arms Impact Survey (SAIS) (PDF, 1,3 Mb)

  • 2.1 Firearms injuries
    • 2.1.1 Non-fatal injuries
      2.1.2 Fatal injuries
  • 2.2 Crime attributed to SALW
    • 2.2.1 Illicit possession, production and trade in SALW
    • 2.2.2 Homicide
    • 2.2.2.1 Youth and firearm crime
    • 2.2.2.2 Gender and firearm homicide
  • 2.3 Impact on development
    • 2.3.1 Developmental impact of SALW smuggling

3. Small Arms Perception Survey (SAPS) (PDF, 1,2 Mb)

  • 3.1 Perceptions of security
  • 3.2 Perceptions of security providers
  • 3.3 Knowledge of SALW
  • 3.4 Perceptions of ‘gun culture’
  • 3.5 Perceptions regarding the availability of SALW
  • 3.6 Perceived distribution of SALW
  • 3.7 Perceived impact of SALW
  • 3.8 Attitude towards SALW possession and use
  • 3.9 Attitude towards domestic SALW control
  • 3.10 Attitude towards controls on production and transfer
  • 3.11 Attitude towards SALW destruction
  • 3.12 Attitude towards SALW collection

4. Small Arms Capacity Survey (SACS) (PDF, 672 kb)

  • 4.1 Legislative and regulatory framework
    • 4.1.1 Internal SALW controls
      • 4.1.1.1 Regulation of Private Security Companies
      • 4.1.1.2 Responsible institutions
    • 4.1.2 Transfer controls
      • 4.1.2.1 Responsible institutions
      • 4.1.2.2 Proposed amendments to the current system
  • 4.2 Organisational capacities
    • 4.2.1 National Police Service
      • 4.2.1.1 Administration of permits
      • 4.2.1.2 Use of armed force
      • 4.2.1.3 Combating SALW crime
    • 4.2.2 National Security Service
    • 4.2.3 National Service for Combating Organised Crime
    • 4.2.4 Customs Agency and Border Police Service
    • 4.2.5 Ministry of Economy
    • 4.2.6 Ministry of Defence
    • 4.2.7 Bulgarian Army
    • 4.2.8 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • 4.2.9 Judiciary
      • 4.2.9.1 Illegal firearms and the judicial process
      • 4.2.9.2 Enforcing transfer controls
    • 4.2.10 Inter-agency co-operation
  • 4.3 Civil society
    • 4.3.1 Non-governmental organisations
    • 4.3.2 Defence industry associations
    • 4.3.3 Gun rights organisations
    • 4.3.4 Trade unions
    • 4.3.5 Mass media
      • 4.3.5.1 Reporting on gun crime
      • 4.3.5.2 Reporting on arms transfers
      • 4.3.5.3 Reporting on the defence industry
  • 4.4 SALW collection
    • 4.4.1 Previous collections
    • 4.4.2 Capacity to conduct future SALW collection
  • 4.5 SALW destruction
    • 4.5.1 Destruction of surplus weaponry
    • 4.5.2 Destruction of surplus ammunition
  • 4.6 Public transparency and accountability
    • 4.6.1 Annual arms export reporting
  • 4.7 International co-operation and information exchange

Annex A: Focus group sample (PDF, 75 kb)
Annex B: Army and security service weapon holdings by type (PDF, 75 kb)
Annex C: Ammunition surpluses (PDF, 55 kb)
Annex D: Companies licensed to trade in arms (PDF, 104 kb)
Annex E - SALW exports (PDF, 88 kb)
Annex F: SALW imports (PDF, 103 kb)
Annex G: Key interviewees (PDF, 54 kb)
Annex H: Bibliography (PDF, 106 kb)


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