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Scotland,United Kingdom

14 July 2010

Sporting Gun (UK)

The number of legally-held firearms has reached a 10-year high in Scotland, despite a fall in the number of certificates being issued. Published figures show 70,856 guns 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. Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill, said the rise in official gun ownership rates reflected "the fact firearms owners... (

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