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United Kingdom

3 June 2010

Telegraph (UK)

Experts have called for Britain's gun licensees to be more tightly monitored after Derrick Bird, who held a firearms licence for 20 years, embarked on his killing spree in Cumbria. The taxi driver, 52, held a certificate for a shotgun and a firearms licence, though it has not been confirmed whether the two weapons found by police were those he had permission to carry. Lord Mackenzie, a former head of the Police Superintendents Association (PSA), told the BBC's Today... (

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