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13 August 2002

Telegraph (UK), Opinion

On the streets of Britain's biggest cities, an illegal handgun can be bought for as little as £50. The black-market supply of these weapons has increased enormously since the break-up of the Soviet Union, and changes in European frontier regulations have made it much easier to smuggle them into the country. As Kate Hoey, the Labour MP for Vauxhall, wrote in our Sport section yesterday, there are some inner-city areas in which it is now easier to buy an illegal gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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