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15 January 2003

BBC Radio

I asked the anonymous man, a former champion wrestler, sitting in the chilly cafe he owns on the ramshackle outskirts of Tirana, if he personally owned a gun. There followed about five seconds of nervous laughter, followed by a simple yes. He would hardly be alone — in Albania — in keeping a firearm at home. The chances are he owns several, anything from a Russian sub-machine gun to a Chinese army-issue pistol, to an anti-aircraft weapon. Many Albanian guns found... (

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