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United Kingdom

4 August 2009

BBC News

There has been a rise of more than 50% in the use of shotguns in crimes in London, Metropolitan Police has said. There were 165 crimes when a shotgun was used, but not necessarily discharged, between January and July this year, 57% up from last year. Among the offences were a murder, burglaries, robberies, several car-jackings and a wanted man shooting at police officers. The Met has asked licensed owners to store the weapons securely. Forty-five shotguns have... (GunPolicy.org)

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