I can’t find the source document quickly, so this is from a local reporting service.

Oxfam reports worldwide weapons sales are now exceeding the levels at the height of the cold war, topping $1060 billion. I guess peace has it’s price (sad pun intended).

That website has some pretty interesting stories btw, have a look.

ps: It might be noteworthy that in my country weapons possession in general is illegal and the use of force is what is called “a goverment monopoly”. I concur to the fact, esp to you Alaskan folks, that we don’t have bears running around.