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12 November 2007

BBC News

In the wake of a series of high-profile shootings, an observer might assume that guns are suddenly pouring into the UK for the first time. But gun control is a relatively recent phenomenon in Britain, where ownership of firearms was relatively common a century ago. The contrast between UK legislation on gun ownership — among the strictest in the world, and that in the United States — among the most relaxed, might appear stark. But in fact both countries'... (

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