Illegal Firearm Boom In Nepal

Gun smugglers are doing brisk business in Nepal. The turbulent political situation in Nepal is causing a rise in demand for firearms. In May the Constitution Assembly (parliament) was dissolved but the political parties cannot agree to how to hold new elections, so the elections keep being postponed. Semi-automatic handguns are selling for $350 and rifles for $50. Al Jazeera reports …

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  • Beefalo

    Was that a Star pistol he was holding up in the video? Can’t really tell.

    • ยค

      Probably a Khyber pass knockoff gun

  • Chase

    “…the elections keep being postponed.” Those words are enough to make me suck in my breath and grimace.
    Good luck to the people of Nepal.