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United Kingdom

10 January 2003

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle), Opinion

Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced a crackdown on illegal gun holders as well as tougher laws on airguns. Here he explains why and applauds the Chronicle's campaign to take airguns out of the hands of thugs. The dreadful shootings in Birmingham last week when two teenage girls lost their lives in a hail of bullets have shocked the whole country. Shocked because this sort of gun battle and the death, injury and heartbreak it causes is, thankfully, still... (

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