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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Hybrid Weapons Behind Rise in Gun-related Crimes

Published: 2024-07-07

Manufactured gun parts bought in different countries are assembled into complete firearms, according to the National Firearms Center—a collaboration between the Customs Service and the Police.

From summer 2021 to April 2024, 19 murders and 69 shootings have been linked to hybrid weapons.

"Today, it is almost normal to use modified weapons instead of original ones, making tracking difficult," says prosecutor Magnus Larsson.