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Anti-gun activist Rebecca Peters attempts to make the case that illicit small arms start as legal weapons manufactured in government licensed factories, and thus should be within the bounds of government regulation from the outset. In fact, the weapons, according to her, only become illicit because the current regulation framework is not strong enough. She claims that civilians own 60 percent of guns and that countries cannot tackle the illicit gun market unless they first do something about national gun laws. To no surprise, the U.N. can help with this by providing a "standard for regulation" and "improved" gun laws.