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United Kingdom

8 January 2008

News & Star (West Cumbria)

Nearly 100 gun licences have been handed out to teenagers or children in Cumbria during the past two years. Figures released by the county's police force show 90 shotgun and eight firearm certificates were granted to under-18s. The constabulary stressed anyone under 17 had to be supervised at all times with a shotgun and all candidates, regardless of age, were thoroughly vetted. The Countryside Alliance also defended the role of shooting sports, saying they were... (

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