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United States

7 November 2009

Irish Times, Editorial

The tragic shootings in Fort Hood, Texas, have drawn attention again to the frightening availability of guns in the US — a staggering 97 guns for every 100 people. Although the killings took place on an army base, neither of the pistols used were army-issue. And the state of Texas, ranked 27th by a gun control lobby group in terms of the ease with which guns can be bought, has no requirement that handgun buyers obtain a licence or undergo any type of safety training.... (

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