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15 August 2001

Reuters

BEIJING — Chinese police seized and destroyed over 600,000 guns between April and June in an "unprecedented" crackdown on firearms and explosives, a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday. Most of the guns were smuggled in from countries in Southeast Asia, made in underground Chinese workshops, or sold on the black market by security forces, said the Chinese magazine Newsweek in an article reprinted in the Writer's Digest Youth Herald. Others confiscated in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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