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Testing Illegal Weapons in the Jungle (Excerpt from 'Locked and Loaded in the Tropics')

In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen meets up with one of Puerto Rico’s top assassins in the jungle outside Río Piedras to see where he tests out his fully automatic weapons.

by VICE News
Jan 14 2015, 5:00pm

At 91 per cent, Puerto Rico has the world's highest overall percentage of homicides by firearms. But this statistic hasn't stopped the NRA from setting up shop, establishing their 51st chapter in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico's sky-high murder rates and extremely strict gun laws have only encouraged the association to fight for their constitutional rights, and arm the island with more and more guns. In 2014 alone, gun permit applications doubled, possession of guns tripled, and licenses for shooting ranges quadrupled the previous year's numbers.

In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen meets up with one of Puerto Rico's top assassins in the jungle outside Río Piedras to learn more about the illegal gun market.

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