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Alpers, Philip. 2005 ‘Reducing Demand.’ Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: From arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands; Special Report No. 5, p. 118. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 June

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In remote parts of the Southern Highlands, wild pigs, cassowaries, and other game are shot for food and adornment. Yet in the present study, which covered high-population rural areas, no person interviewed gave hunting as a tertiary, let alone a primary, reason for gun ownership.

Without exception, informants made it clear that they acquired high-powered firearms for the sole purpose of intimidating, injuring, or killing human beings (Alpers, 2004).

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