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  1. If it’s Nigeria (or even if it’s elsewhere in Africa) caps and propellant are made locally; main reason ‘Daneguns’ are still popular; super cheap, easy to feed, ‘untraceable’.

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  2. Black powder isn’t that hard to make at home. I’m not sure about caps, but it seems like that could probably be handled with at-home chemistry also.

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      • You don’t need *all* the Africans to be capable of it, just a few of them.

        As a kid, my dad used to make black powder using the stuff he bought at the drug store and the recipe in the encyclopedia. And when I say “a kid,” I think he was like 10, not 15. Figuring out the recipe for gunpowder was literally rocket science. Following the recipe isn’t.

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  3. It only has to vaguely resemble an AKM silhouette from a distance to do its job. Probably an easier feat to accomplish in some villages than others.

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