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Finland

24 September 2008

Associated Press

KAUHAJOKI, Finland — This sparsely populated nation near the Arctic Circle has long clung to an ethos of rugged individualism where, unlike in most of Western Europe, the right to bear arms is deeply ingrained in the culture. Stunned by the second school massacre in a year, however, Finns are questioning their gun laws and other social problems such as rampant alcoholism and high suicide rates. Leading newspapers splashed the word "Why?" on their front pages,... (GunPolicy.org)

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