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N. Korea imports US$170,000 of firearms from Switzerland(the fatboy is a gun nut?)
Posted on 10/28/2012 5:18:34 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
2012/10/26 10:48 KST
N. Korea imports US$170,000 of firearms from Switzerland
SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea imported US$170,000 worth of firearms from Switzerland in the first half of this year, Seoul's trade agency said Friday.
The communist country brought in about $100,000 of guns such as shotguns, air and gas rifles, and revolvers while importing around $70,000 worth of firearm components, according to the report by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, or KOTRA.
(Excerpt) Read more at english.yonhapnews.co.kr ...
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firewarms; kimjongeun; nkorea; sourcetitlenoturl; swiss
Yonhap's Korean article gives some details on the matter ( http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/politics/2012/10/26/0511000000AKR20121026052500014.HTML )
| sporting shotguns and rifles
| air and gas rifles
| revolvers and other pistols
| firing mechanism, pistons, and other components
No record of such firearm purchase from Switzerland between 2009 and last year
Current speculation: Kim Jong-eun developed a taste for Swiss guns while he was studying in Switzerland.
Imagine him wearing a Mickey Mouse hat while trying out all his new Swiss toys at a shooting range made exclusively for him. LOL.
To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...
posted on 10/28/2012 5:23:55 AM PDT
(The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
“Dearly Beloved LardBoy” could easily spend forty four kilobucks on a custom shotgun.
posted on 10/28/2012 5:53:42 AM PDT
(In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
Reverse engineer, and start stamping out copies.
This much we do know: he likes mortar tubes.
posted on 10/28/2012 7:12:09 AM PDT
It's got to be to make counterfeits, the Norks have no ideals, standards or respect for humanity or trade. The inventory, U.S. Force's and ROK units lost on the 1st push South by the Norks and then the 2nd push South by the Chinese is mind-boggling. So you see why the article specifies “sporting”. The biggest expenditure, mechanisms, pistons and components would indicate they have some stuff to fix. In any case $21 thousand does not buy a lot of pistols and revolvers at 3 to 4 hundred dollars each.
posted on 10/28/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT
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