Video: Why No One will ever conquer AfPak: Khyber Pass' Open 'BlackMaket' for Hand-made GunsSubmitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 21:28
There is no winning when your 'enemy' owns and controls your re-supply route, and simultaneously can knock-off your designs (Beretta M9) as well as prolific Russian AK variants and Tokarevs, produce smallarms for themselves by themselves with almost negligent labor costs (guns often made by children).
Black Market Shopping with Pakistani Gun Runners - VICE Travel
Uploaded by vice on Oct 26, 2011
In 2006, Suroosh Alvi was one of a handful of journalists who was able to get into the massive guns market in Pakistan's tribal areas -- home base for the Taliban since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. He returned to Pakistan this month and found the entire country was a "powder keg ready to explode."
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An old British TV report on Darra gun market:
Uploaded by sherazopul on Jun 8, 2011
The following is a recent report by Al Jazeera on Pakistani Govt killing off their small hole-in-the-wall hand-made-smallarms industry (though mostly knock-offs) via regulatory red-tape: like govts anywhere, they want their citizens unarmed and taxed to death.
While the report cites UN's global smallarms regulatory pressure as the plausible culprit, let's face it, UN is US Fed.Gvt, and wouldn't surprise me in the least, if this was done at the behest of pressure from the Feds dangling OUR stolen taxdollars/'foreign aid' to bribe Pakistani govt to do their bidding.
Published on Jul 3, 2012 by LattestWorldNews
United Nations talks seeking to curb the global weapons market have been postponed until Tuesday over a dispute on the status of the Palestinian delegation. World leaders are trying to hammer out the first ever binding treaty, and it is one that could affect Pakistan's thriving arms trade. In part two of our series to coincide with the talks, Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports on the dying art of traditional gun-making in Peshawar.