Price of AK-47s going up in Lebanon

AK-47 prices and the prices of other armaments are going up as Hizballah prompts everybody to get armed.

The price of a Kalashnikov assault rifle has soared in Lebanon, riding the wave of political crisis, community tension and fears of a new civil war.

t used to be $100 (dhs360) – now it’s more than $700. “It’s a stampede,” an arms dealer who did not wish to be named said. Those who have guns are keeping them or not selling except for a huge profit, and those who don’t have them are buying so they can face any eventuality.” (Feb 11, 2007)

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