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Pakistán

Gun Dealers Fight for Trade

27 January 2000

BBC News

Arms dealers in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province are having a hard time making a living these days. The province is where the Khyber Pass links Pakistan to Afghanistan, and where many of the province's Pashtun people, also known as the Pathans, live in "tribal" areas, largely free from Pakistani laws. It is also home to a large unlicensed arms trade — which took off during the Afghan war, as US weapons for the mujahideen flooded into the region. But trade is... (GunPolicy.org)

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India

Furore Over Rich Kids With Guns in Delhi's Partying Circles

5 May 1999

Associated Press

NEW DELHI, India — The cold-blooded murder of a bartender at New Delhi's latest "in" spot, allegedly by a prominent politician's son, has raised a furor about rich kids with guns and flouting of laws by the privileged. Newspapers that were full of the school shootings in Colorado are now suddenly reporting about New Delhi's hard-drinking, all-night-partying, gun-toting rich kids. Jessica Lal, 34, a former model on the fringes of New Delhi's party world of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Pakistan to Introduce Law Banning Illegal Weapons

8 January 1999

Xinhua

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Shajuat Hussain Friday said the government has decided to introduce a new law to enhance punishment for those who keep illegal weapons. Talking to reporters here, he said that the Interior Ministry has prepared a draft of the new law in consultation with the law ministry, adding that ordinance in this connection could be issued any time. He said that a large-scale operation will be launched to recover illicit arms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sri Lanka

Rebels in Sri Lanka Fight With Aid of Global Market in Light Arms

7 March 1998

New York Times

These are some of the weapons in the arsenal of the Tamil Tigers, the guerrilla army waging a bloody war for an independent state on the tiny island nation of Sri Lanka: surface-to-air missiles from Cambodia, assault rifles from Afghanistan, mortar shells from the former Yugoslavia and Zimbabwe, and 60 tons of explosives from Ukraine. The Tigers are considered some of the more advanced and ruthless terrorists in the world. The Tigers' suicide bombers, wearing specially... (GunPolicy.org)

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