Police target surging gun sales – Xinhua News Agency

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From Xinhua News Agency via Shanghai Daily:

Serving a two-year jail term for gun-running, Xu Junyou longs for freedom and an honest job in Guangdong Province, south China’s economic powerhouse. Xu had been a farmer in Songtao Miao Autonomous County, of the southwestern Guizhou Province, before his conviction.

“I know it’s a crime to sell guns,” Xu says, “but the rewards were too tempting – it was as much as my family can earn in three months.” Two hundred yuan (US$25) was his reward for selling a pistol. For Xu, who had completed five years at school and scraped a living from less than a 10th of a hectare of farm land, that was a fortune….[Full Text]

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December 15, 2006 4:49 PM
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