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United Kingdom,Northern Ireland

18 March 2006

Belfast Telegraph (UK)

Over 20,000 firearms certificates were issued by police to members of the security forces and private citizens last year, it emerged last night. That equates to one in 12 people here owning a gun — three times the figure for England and Wales — and that's just the legally held weapons. Gun owners believe concerns are "alarmist" but news that the Chief Constable issued 20,074 certificates to applicants in 2005 will spark more attention. Lord Laird obtained the... (

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