Dominican Republic: Proposed gun law change to prevent gun trafficking

In the Dominican Republic, the lower house of Congress has approved a bill to modify the law on the control and regulation of firearms, ammunition, explosives and other related materials. The aim of the bill is to support efforts to combat illegal gun trafficking and insecurity in the country. If approved by parliament, the bill will impose new restrictions on the sale and ownership of guns; criminalise gun trafficking and the modification of any firearm; and prohibit anyone with a record of involvement with drugs trafficking or money laundering from trading in guns and ammunition.