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10 January 2003

Guardian (UK)

Germany has a serious problem with gun crime, writes John Hooper in Berlin. It surfaced in dramatic fashion last April when a 19-year-old expelled schoolboy in the quiet town of Erfurt in eastern Germany, killed 16 people with a pistol and a pump-action shotgun, before taking his own life. But his weapons were legally held and the real problem is the vast number of illegal firearms. Christian Pfeiffer, interior minister of Lower Saxony, last year put the total at... (

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