murder their sole preserve,

kingston_123

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Emil's man, Pik Van brings Mr. Zenan to help Emil kill the another man:

Mr Zenan: These opponents, they're volunteers?
Emil: More or less. The same government that has made murder their sole preserve, they train our targets.
Pik Van: We pride ourselves on only hunting combat veterans...men who have the necessary skills...to make our hunts more interesting.

What is the meaning of "murder their sole preserve"?
Source: Hard Target (1993)
 
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They have made murder their only occupation or they have made themselves the only people allowed to commit murder. It might be clearer with more context.
 
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