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United Kingdom

6 March 2007

BBC News

The government has been accused of a "knee-jerk" reaction to the recent spate of gun crimes among teenagers. The comments from the Society of Black Lawyers comes as Home Secretary John Reid meets community leaders and police at a second gun crime summit. The society said tougher sentences would not address the root causes and the talks were a "photo opportunity". The government said it was important to make further "progress" after three youths were murdered in... (

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