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Day Five of the UN "Small Arms" Conference

Friday, June 30, 2006

The fifth day of the UN Small Arms Conference saw non-governmental organizations make statements to the meeting. Mary Leigh Blek of the so-called "Million Mom March" made an emotional antigun speech to the delegates. Pro-gun groups also made presentations. Japan made an extensive presentation on gun destruction programs. Other countries continued to push the idea of international regulation of ammunition and additional UN meetings until at least 2012.

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