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Finland,Europe

7 November 2007

Reuters

HELSINKI — Finland's accommodating gun laws are likely to attract criticism after an 18-year-old gunman shot dead seven children and a school principal on Wednesday. The shooter turned the gun on himself and later died in hospital. There are 56 guns for every 100 Finns, according to a study by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies this year, putting the rate of firearm ownership in Finland third after the United States and Yemen. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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