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13 October 2008

Wall Street Journal

China boasts one of the world's strictest gun-control regimes. But the restrictions are increasingly being undermined by criminals, hobbyists, hunters and enthusiasts (See related article.) Timeline: 10th-12th century: Among world's first guns are Chinese-made "fire spears," an armament that employs gunpowder, an earlier Chinese invention. 19th century: Guns become more prevalent as China goes through decades of warfare and revolution. 1938: Mao Zedong declares... (GunPolicy.org)

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