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|The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), a group of
agencies including Amnesty International and Oxfam, estimates the
global gun trade is worth around $4 billion a year, of which up to $1
billion may be illicit.
Prices for guns vary enormously from the $350-$400 per new Kalashnikov
with three magazines, quoted as an example by the broker, to anecdotal
stories of the same rifles changing hands for a tenth of that price in
African war zones.