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United Kingdom

6 January 2003

Associated Press

LONDON — Britain will introduce a minimum five-year jail sentence for carrying an illegal firearm, a bid to stamp out a growing "gun culture" on the streets, the government said Monday. The decision — which would apply to handguns and automatic weapons, firearms most often used in crime — came as the shooting deaths of two teenagers last week reignited the debate on gun violence. A ban on replica guns that can be adapted to fire live bullets also is reportedly... (

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