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Scotland,United Kingdom

11 May 2010

BBC News

The number of legally-held firearms has reached a 10-year high in Scotland, despite a fall in the number of certificates being issued. Figures published by Scotland's chief statistician showed 70,856 weapons were held by people with certificates at the end of last year, up 2% on 2008. The number of certificates had fallen by 1% since 2008 to 26,072, a drop of 9% from the total in 2000. A certificate permits the owner to possess one or more weapons. Justice Secretary... (GunPolicy.org)

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