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Alpers, Philip. 2005 ‘Relative Individual Firearm Lethality.’ Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: From arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands; Special Report No. 5, pp. 84-5. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 June

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Although Southern Highlanders own 30-50 times fewer factory-made firearms per capita than nearby Australians or New Zealanders, their high-powered weapons are obtained almost exclusively for use against humans (Alpers, 2004)…

[T]he rate of gun homicide per 100,000 factory-made firearms in civilian possession is two to five times higher in the Southern Highlands of PNG than in Ecuador, the country with the world's highest known rate.

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