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United Kingdom

30 January 2003

Associated Press

LONDON — Police firearms units in several force areas are to trial Taser stun guns, officials said Thursday as a review of police shootings recommended some officers be equipped with nonlethal weapons. In Britain, a country with strict gun-control laws, most police do not carry firearms, but each force has armed teams to deal with encounters involving offenders carrying weapons. The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) — which surveyed 24 police shootings, 11 of them... (

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