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11 January 2001

Telegraph (UK)

The number of crimes involving handguns reached its highest level for seven years in 2000, leading the pro-gun lobby to suggest that the ban introduced after the Dunblane massacre of 16 children and a teacher has proved ineffective. The use of illegal weapons rose dramatically with 42 people killed. Richard Law, secretary of the Shooters' Rights Association, said: "This proves that the problem was not the licensed gun owners — illegal ownership was the problem in the... (

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