Filipino Gun Factory (27 Photos)
The town of Danao in the Philippines has gained fame, or infamy, as one of the Philippines’ centres of gun-making excellence with whole families and villages making thousands of firearms a year.
Pictured here is one man’s legal workshop, although many more operate outside the government authorised gun making co-op.
Jose is one of an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 people in Danao who work in the gun trade – as many as one in 10 of the population – giving it the dubious distinction of being the gun capital of one of the world’s most trigger-happy countries.
With as many as one in 80 Filipinos owning a firearm, and gun licences regarded as optional, shootings over trivial incidents such as traffic altercations are commonplace.
The workshops produces weapons of .38 and .45 caliber, pump action shotguns, and even sub machine guns. 90% of the total output is produced by hand.
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