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Afghanistan

27 December 2001

Reuters

Sattar loves his AK-47. For the last seven years, the 25-year old Afghan mechanic has cleaned it and oiled it with dedicated attention, and even slept with it under his pillow. Now Afghanistan's new government wants to take it away. It's the best gun in the world, he said proudly, unclipping a full magazine from the Russian-made semi-automatic rifle. It doesn't break, it doesn't jam and it doesn't overheat. The administration that took office last Saturday has... (GunPolicy.org)

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