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United Kingdom

1 October 2007

BBC News

New powers to crackdown on gun and knife crime have come into effect in England and Wales. The government says the new legislation promises harsher punishments and tougher restrictions on the ownership and sale of guns and knives. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said tackling gun and knife crime was a "top priority", and said weapons on the street would not be tolerated. The powers were introduced as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. The home secretary... (

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