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United Kingdom

8 January 2003

Birmingham Post (UK), Opinion

The Government has been accused by police of "diluting" plans for a minimum five-year jail term for anyone illegally carrying a gun. Representatives of rank-and-file officers denounced the measure as a "waste of time" after Downing Street confirmed that the five-year minimum would not be imposed in all cases. The disclosure — the day after Home Secretary David Blunkett had announced the mandatory minimum sentences for illegal firearms possession — led the Tories... (

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