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Posted: 5/19/2002 1:58:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 5:02:13 AM EDT
[#1]
interesting...

...Villagers say officials confiscated the guns not only because they were illegal but because authorities worried that the weapons might one day be aimed at the government. There already had been arguments over taxes. "They were afraid we would turn against them," said Yuan Shenggen, a 75-year-old farmer and former soldier in the People's Liberation Army....
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Link Posted: 5/20/2002 12:35:27 PM EDT
[#2]
Wow that was an eye opener...


Gun ownership is virtually banned in China, but the country is awash in firearms. Last year, police seized 1.34 million guns and cracked more than 100,000 criminal cases involving guns and explosives, according to China's state-run media.
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That's a whole lotta guns!
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 2:38:01 AM EDT
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Wow that was an eye opener...


Gun ownership is virtually banned in China, but the country is awash in firearms. Last year, police seized 1.34 million guns and cracked more than 100,000 criminal cases involving guns and explosives, according to China's state-run media.
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That's a whole lotta guns!
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Nah, that's like saying "330,000 guns" in the U.S.A.

Instead, we have what, a few hundred million guns?  I don't remember the exact figure, but 50% of households have at least one.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 2:52:57 AM EDT
[#4]
Yes, but that's just what they seized. Who knows what the total inventory is...

[b]Villagers say officials confiscated the guns not only because they were illegal but because authorities worried that the weapons might one day be aimed at the government.[/b]

This is the key point. Thanks 7IDL.
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