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.

(HT: GMNL)

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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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