The RPG Buyback

Perhaps Christine Neill and I should extend our gun buyback study to look at another country. From CNN:

Yemen has spent millions of dollars in recent months buying up bombs, artillery, even anti-aircraft guns, from ordinary civilians as part of a crackdown in the Arab country where arms are openly carried. …

The weapons included mortars, surface-to-air missiles, anti-tank shells, rocket-propelled grenades as well as large quantities of mines, explosives and ammunition.

Large amounts of weapons were left in the hands of civilians in Yemen after the 1994 civil war.


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3 Responses to The RPG Buyback

  1. Panadawn says:

    Waat kind of a topsy-turvey world is it where we cannot carry our stinger missile to the shops with us?

  2. ChrisPer says:

    Well, well… satire. Rofl.

  3. christine says:

    Agreed, that would be fascinating, and in many ways more important than looking at the Australian case. A much bigger project though, with much less data, I’d imagine?

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