GUN Turn in your guns and you could win a scooter or fridge

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6117750.stm
    Lottery plan for Bosnian weapons
    By Nicholas Walton
    BBC News, Sarajevo

    Bosnia Croatian soldier in 1994
    Many weapons are still left over from the Bosnian War
    A new month-long initiative to encourage Bosnians to hand in illegal weapons comes in to force on Sunday.

    Those handing over their small arms will be entered into a lottery, with prizes including motor scooters and kitchen appliances.

    Bosnia-Hercegovina is still awash with weapons left over from the Bosnian War of the early 1990s.

    Crime and gangland violence is often fuelled by shootings or hand-grenade attacks.

    Phone bill

    The UN Development Programme says hundreds of thousands of illegal weapons are still in the country.

    Despite this illegality, it is still possible to find machine guns such as AK47s openly advertised for sale in newspapers.

    News bulletins also throw up more unusual uses for arsenals left over from wartime.

    In October, a mosque near the city of Mostar was attacked by a man using an old rocket-propelled-grenade launcher.

    And there was also a recent story involving a teenager who threatened her father with a hand grenade in an argument over paying for a mobile phone bill. :mamoru2:

    The father expressed surprise that his daughter had managed to get hold of a grenade from her friends, rather than simply use one of his own collection.
     
  2. Alphaeus

    Alphaeus New Member

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    So the idea is that you turn them in, but you don't even know for sure if you get anything for them? That will work well :ugh:
     
  3. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    Dont think this will go over well, that is unless the average IQ of Bosnians and Croats is 72.
     
  4. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    outstanding :rofl:
     

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