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but then the US is the worlds suppler of freedom fighting weapons, The problem is it also requires US troops and ground forces in the use and training there of.
Taking their toll, violating rights
The majority of conflict deaths are caused by the use of small arms, and civilian populations bear the brunt of armed conflict more than ever. Also, small arms are the dominant tools of criminal violence. The rate of firearms-related homicides in post-conflict societies often outnumbers battlefield deaths. These weapons are also linked to the increasing number of killings of UN employees and peacekeepers, as well as workers from humanitarian and non-governmental organizations.
UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
UN Development Programme (UNDP)
Protection of civilians
Children and armed conflict
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Small Arms Survey
International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)
Small arms facilitate a vast spectrum of human rights violations, including killing, maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, enforced disappearance, torture, and forced recruitment of children by armed groups. More human rights abuses are committed with small arms than with any other weapon. Furthermore, where the use of armed violence becomes a means for resolving grievances and conflicts, legal and peaceful dispute resolution suffers and the rule of law cannot be upheld.