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Gun Policy News, 24 November 2008

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24 November 2008

New Statesman

The blanket ban on handguns following the massacre of 16 children in Dunblane in 1996 means Britain has some of the toughest controls yet street gun crime has risen inexorably If you get shot today in London, Manchester or Liverpool, chances the weapon will be a converted handgun. The conviction of a 13 year-old boy in south London last week for possession of a converted Russian CS gas pistol, highlighted the pervasive use of these weapons and underlined the... (

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24 November 2008


A janitor at the Philippine national police headquarters has been arrested for selling revolvers and assault rifles that were to be destroyed because they were unserviceable, officials said today. Edward Villarta, head of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) office in the capital, said the man led officers to a cache of 88 pieces of .38 calibre revolvers and nine M16 assault rifles. "We were led to the warehouse by a utility man working at the main headquarters... (

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