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United Kingdom

9 January 2003

Telegraph (UK)

A ban on the possession in public of replica firearms and tough new controls on air guns were announced by the Government last night. The laws will make it illegal for anyone to carry a replica or air weapon without a good reason. The age limit for acquiring and using an air weapon without adult supervision will be increased from 14 to 17. The move came ahead of figures to be published today showing that gun crime has doubled since Labour came to power in 1997. It... (

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