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Saudi Arabia

17 October 2009

Agence France Presse

RIYADH — Saudis will be able to buy handguns and other personal firearms openly for the first time after the interior ministry said on Saturday it will licence privately owned gun shops. Anyone over 25 with no criminal record could apply to open a gun store, the ministry said, according to the official SPA news agency. An official said the move is aimed in part at reining in the widespread illegal ownership of handguns and assault weapons. Hunting and sport... (

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