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14 May 2009

Agence France Presse

BERLIN — The German government has ditched a proposal to ban paintball that was part of a package of new gun-control measures in response to a school massacre in March, a lawmaker told AFP on Thursday. "There will be no ban," said Dieter Wiefelspuetz, an expert on domestic affairs in the Social Democrats (SPD), junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition. The government however plans to conduct an enquiry to assess whether paintball regulations... (

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