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24 January 2005

Star (South Africa)

When a Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement officer fired his gun in self-defence and wounded a VCD peddler and a bystander in Penang on Jan 13, there was public outcry for regulation on the use of firearms. Various quarters called for the use of guns to be limited to police personnel. But even policemen don't always carry guns when on duty. In countries such as Belgium, China and New Zealand, only special operatives are issued firearms, alongside... (

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