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United Kingdom

3 June 2010

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

Britain's firearms licensing is among the toughest in the world. After the Hungerford Massacre in 1987 the Conservative government passed a the Firearms (Amendment) Act of 1988 which banned semi-automatic and pump-action rifles. Registration was also required for shotguns, which had to be kept in secure storage. After the Dunblane Massacre in 1996, the Firearms Act was amended again by the Tories – so handguns above .22 calibre were outlawed. A Labour 1997 amendment... (

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