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The Presidency issued Decree 211-21 and Decree 212-21 dividing into three phases the plan for disarmament of the population.

Phase 1: The Ministry of Interior and Police will promote the legal procedures for granting weapon permits.

Phase 2: The implementation of the plan for voluntary handing in of firearms and ammunition. The handing in will be anonymous. A 180-day term is authorized that could be extended. There will be incentives. The plan will be implemented in Santo Domingo East, Santo Domingo North, Santo Domingo West, National District, Santiago, Baní, San Francisco de Macorís, Barahona, Los Alcarrizos, San Cristóbal, Higuey and Boca Chica. Statistics show these are the municipalities that have the highest incidence of use of firearms for homicides, robbery and violent acts.

Phase 3: Implementation of a program to legalize the use and...

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