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United States

17 April 2007

Sky News (UK)

In the state of Virginia, where the deadliest shooting in US history has taken place, buying a gun is easy. Any state resident over the age of 18 can walk into a gun shop and purchase a weapon on the spot — subject to an instant criminal check. And even individuals who fail the background check may buy a weapon if the sale takes place away from a licenced gun store. No training or license is required to own a gun and there is no 'cooling off' period to help prevent... (

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