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Britain's Changing Firearms Laws

Gun ownership in Britain has been tightened during the past century

BBC News

12 November 2007

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Britain's Changing Firearms Laws

[T]he 1920 Firearms Act… introduced a registration system and allowed local police forces to deny a licence to anyone who was "unfitted to be trusted with a firearm"…

[T]he Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988… banned semi-automatic and pump-action rifles; weapons which fire explosive ammunition; short shotguns with magazines; and elevated pump-action and self-loading rifles. Registration was also made mandatory for shotguns, which were required to be kept in secure storage…

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