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United Kingdom,England & Wales

30 August 2006

BBC News

The number of registered firearms in the East of England has increased by nearly 30% over the past six years, new police figures reveal. An investigation by BBC Look East found that in 2005/6 more than 300,000 guns were legally owned in the region. Anti-gun campaigners have called for a reduction in gun ownership and new laws to govern registration. But, Mike Yardley, of Shooting Sports Trust, said procedures for obtaining a firearm were already "very rigorous".... (

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