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China

15 December 2006

People's Daily / Xinhua

Serving a two-year jail term for gun-running, Xu Junyou longs for freedom and an honest job in Guangdong Province, south China's economic powerhouse. Xu had been a farmer in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, of the southwestern Guizhou Province, before his conviction. "I know it's a crime to sell guns," Xu says, "but the rewards were too tempting — it was as much as my family can earn in three months." Two hundred yuan (25 U.S. dollars) was his reward for selling... (GunPolicy.org)

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