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United Kingdom

29 August 2012

BBC News

Nearly 3,000 guns were lost by or stolen from people registered to hold them in the past five years, according to figures obtained by the BBC. More than half of these weapons were shotguns. The data was released following a Freedom of Information request to the Home Office. The Gun Control Network, a group which raises awareness of the dangers of guns, called the figures "horrendous and frightening". A Home Office spokesman said firearms legislation protects public... (

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