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Uganda

4 June 2007

Daily Monitor (Kampala)

MOROTO/KAMPALA — The world's cheapest but most effective gun, the Russian designed AK47 assault rifle that sold for less than Shs200,000 five months ago, now goes for Shs800,000 to Shs1 million on the black market in Kampala and Karamoja. A bullet for the AK47, which previously went for Shs300, now goes for Shs1,500. The army says the gun rackets are doing brisk business at Uganda's border points with Sudan and Kenya. "We have information that a gun costs between... (GunPolicy.org)

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