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United Kingdom

7 January 2003

BBC News

Since 1999, the market for replica firearms has doubled in value. When it comes to being armed, criminals are increasingly faking it. Cap guns, water pistols, air rifles — there's nothing new about replica firearms. Since the first musket round was fired, young boys have indulged their childish imagination by picking up a toy gun and pretending to be an outlaw or a hero cop. So why the sudden fuss about replica guns? Pretend guns have come a long way in the past... (

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