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Ukraine gave out 18,000 assault rifles to civilians in Kyiv in one day

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 5/3/2022
Some real heroes who felt that they had no other alternative.
In about a day, the Ukrainian government gave out 18,000 machine guns to civilians in a country where gun ownership is very rare and they weren’t previously allowed to own machine guns.

An estimated 18,000 assault rifles, variants of the Kalashnikov, have been distributed in Kyiv since Thursday.