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United Kingdom

4 October 2011

News and Star (UK)

People given suspended prison sentences might be refused a firearms licence following a report in the wake of the Derrick Bird shootings, the Home Office has said. Bird, 52, shot dead 12 people and seriously injured 11 others after going on a rampage in west Cumbria on June 2, 2010. He then turned the gun on himself. Last December, the Home Affairs Select Committee made a series of recommendations, saying current gun law was "a mess". Responding, the Home Office said... (

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