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Home-made Air Guns Publicly on Sale in Vietnam Despite Ban

Tuoi Tre News

6 May 2015

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In spite of being totally banned in Vietnam, air guns can be found and bought in Ho Chi Minh City at prices ranging from VND200,000 (US$9) to VND1 million ($46) each

Air guns have been offered for sale in Ho Chi Minh City and other localities despite the fact that purchasing and owning the items are banned in Vietnam.

The guns are manually made by individuals, mainly for hunting, and cost an average of VND200,000 (US$9) to VND1 million ($46) each, depending on the materials used in the guns.

Some home-made air guns are even sold for around VND10 million ($460).

The 'air' used to power the guns is either alcohol burnt in combustion to create energy, or compressed air…

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