This layer shows the prevalence of the machine pistol MP2/MP2A1, better known as UZI, grouped into five categories, for the year 2015.
Often, licenses are granted for the production of small arms and light weapons so that they are not produced in their country of origin. In other cases, special variants destined for the export of a weapons are produced. Small arms and light weapons kill more people globally than any other type of weapon. This is why they are often called the 'real weapons of mass destruction'. The large amount, their wide circulation, their durability, the often easy handling and the fact that they can be easily smuggled and traded illegally contributes to this.