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Turkey

5 September 2006

Associated Press

ANKARA — At a recent wedding, Abbas Karaca pulled his gun from his holster and began shooting in the air in celebration with other guests. Moments later, a wedding musician lay dead, his neck accidentally pierced by a bullet fired from Karaca's gun. Pianist Hakkan Kutlu was one of the hundreds killed each year in Turkey by stray bullets fired at celebrations. Critics say it is one of the world's highest death tolls from stray bullets at festivities and are... (GunPolicy.org)

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