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United Kingdom

15 January 2001

Independent (UK)

The only people who can now legally hold a handgun, other than police officers or members of the armed services, are those with written permission from the Home Secretary. Strict new gun laws, among the toughest in the world, were introduced in response to the Hungerford massacre in 1987 and the Dunblane massacre in 1996. When Thomas Hamilton shot dead 16 children and their teacher at Dunblane Primary School in Scotland, it convinced politicians that urgent legislative... (

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