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9 August 2010

Yorkshire Evening Post (UK)

Shotgun licences have been handed to 10-year-old children by West Yorkshire Police. The force's Wakefield-based gun licensing department has granted 84 shotgun certificates to people aged under 18 since April 2008. Two licences were handed to 10-year-olds and three went to 11-year-olds, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal. The certificates allow youngsters to legally shoot cartridges at targets, game and vermin. In the same period, the force... (GunPolicy.org)

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