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United Kingdom

7 October 2009

BBC News

A top judge has backed "punitive" sentences for gun trade criminals, saying they should suffer punishments similar to those using weapons. Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge said "deterrent" terms were essential to help protect the public. He added that the gravity of gun crime meant that indeterminate jail terms were appropriate. His comments mean that people involved in the supply or conversion of firearms should expect longer jail terms. Lord Judge's ruling came... (GunPolicy.org)

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