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United Nations,United States

26 June 2006

BBC News

The UN secretary-general has spoken of the "mass destruction" caused by small weapons, at a conference looking at ways to restrict their use. Kofi Annan said the proliferation of light weapons such as machine guns had spawned a "culture of violence". He was speaking at a UN conference in New York which is considering ways to tackle the global spread of small arms. Anti-gun campaigners presented him with a petition calling for tighter controls on the trade in such... (

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