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Chinese police seize thousands of guns
Associated Press AP ^
| August 1
Posted on 08/01/2006 1:25:06 PM PDT by PghBaldy
SHANGHAI, China - Chinese police have seized about 6,000 illegal firearms and tons of explosives in a two-month crackdown across three provinces, the government said Tuesday.
About 5,500 weapons including pistols and hunting rifles were taken in the southwestern province of Sichuan, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing a report from the Public Security Ministry.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; china; guncontrol; gungrab; guns
Article mentions just criminals commonly have guns...
posted on 08/01/2006 1:25:07 PM PDT
The next purge of dissidents can't be far behind.
posted on 08/01/2006 1:32:05 PM PDT
("People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence")
Were they criminals before they got the guns, or did they become criminals by having the guns?
posted on 08/01/2006 1:32:51 PM PDT
Come on we know it's the second statement. Don't you know that the Mommy State (in China's case more like an evil step mother) will be there to defend you--so why do you need a gun?
posted on 08/01/2006 1:46:11 PM PDT
by brooklyn dave
(Jesus a perfect 10 v. Allah 0)
Sounds like the filthy old bastards in Beijing are starting to worry that the peasants are tiring of their control. The first thing they have to do is make sure the victims...er...comrades are disarmed.
posted on 08/01/2006 2:04:36 PM PDT
(Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.)
On the one hand, I'm astonished that 6000 guns were being carried; on the other hand, this must mean that there are probably 600,000 more guns that they DIDN'T get. And .30 cal ammo is probably easy to get from soldiers on the take. Hope they're in the hands of some freedom-loving folks, not just gangsters.
posted on 08/01/2006 2:51:57 PM PDT
(...diversity is great (until it happens to you)...)
My first thought was the arms for patriots had been found and confiscated .. my second thought was the arms for patriots had been found and confiscated ... but I've anylized my thoughts and now I think ... someone is going to have to re-arm the Chinese patriots .. those that remain alive after this government confiscation.
posted on 08/01/2006 3:25:36 PM PDT
pre-positioned equipment for Chaing Kai sheks army in exile on Taiwan. Taiwan is going to attack the reds.
posted on 08/01/2006 4:22:20 PM PDT
by Vote 4 Nixon
Hard to know, and of extreme importance. I'm still waiting for China's embrace of (state-controlled) capitalism to bring freedom in China.
posted on 08/01/2006 6:34:09 PM PDT
(The Unabomber & Eric Rudolph were lone individuals who committed terrorist acts)
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