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Bullets and Bibles: Pastor Defies Chin State's Macho Gun Culture

Frontier Myanmar

31 May 2016

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…Most people in Myanmar are forbidden to own guns, but the former military regime made an exception for Chin, where periods of food scarcity remain a common threat and hunting has offered a safety net.

But guns have become increasingly useless for those trying to feed their families. Outside of the state's protected areas, wild game was a rare sight, said U Ngwe Lwin, a conservationist with environmental group Fauna and Flora International.

"Hunters' lives are becoming very difficult," said Mang Cung Nung. "A gun is really only useful for protecting corn plantations from monkeys…"

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