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Hays, G and N R Jenzen-Jones. 2018 ‘Improvised and Craft-produced Small Arms: Sub-machine Guns.’ Beyond State Control: Improvised and Craft-produced Small Arms and Light Weapons; Part IV, p. 80. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. 5 November

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Canadian authorities have also seized significant numbers of craft-produced submachine guns from criminals. In December 2015, Toronto police found what was described as a 'Tec9' sub-machine gun in an abandoned vehicle (CityNews, 2015). The gun, actually a craft-produced copy of the Intratec TEC-9, was one of many produced at a plant in Montreal, Quebec. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have since traced more than two dozen of these to 18 locations across Canada (Berthiaume, 2018).

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