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29 November 2007

BBC News

A proposal to ban firearms that can be converted into handguns faces a vote in the European Parliament. British MEP Arlene McCarthy, who is behind the campaign, says the supply of guns to criminals has to be tackled. The parliament in Brussels will also consider a proposal to raise the age for obtaining firearms to 18. Earlier this month, a student shot dead eight people at a school in Finland, where gun ownership is among the highest in the world. Convertible... (

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