3 Weapons for Every Yemeni [Archives:2001/24/Local News]

June 11 2001

The latest statistics regarding the carrying and trade of weapons in Yemen confirm that more than 60 million different kinds of weapons are possessed by Yemenis. In other words, on average every Yemeni possesses at least three pieces of weapons.
The parliament had previously issued a law to curb possession and carrying of arms inside the major cities. But this law has not been put to action. Arms market spread over Yemen just like any other markets of vegetables, spices, etc. The biggest and most famous arms market is the Attalh in Sadah which contains more than 30 arms stores.
Political analysts attribute spread of weapons to the good number of wars Yemen has passed through.