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Italy

25 April 2002

Reuters

APPIANO GENTILE, Italy — Stefania, a 30-year-old mother of two, lives in a quiet hillside town an hour north of Milan, a leafy area ranked as one of the richest in Italy, if not the whole of Europe. Yet for all her surroundings of bucolic bliss, she doesn't sleep well at night. Sometimes I m scared witless, says Stefania, not wanting to give her surname. I sleep with a gun under my pillow. She's probably not the only one. Sales of handguns have risen sharply in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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