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There are 130,000 illegal guns in Panama, double the 65,000 legal guns in the country. The new congress has vowed to forge a law regarding the carrying, ownership, importation, and sale of firearms. (June 2010)
Editors Note: El Salvador reportedly had 500,000 illegal guns in 2009.
Panama has increased the jail term for possession of an illegal firearm to 6 years, up from 4 years. RC