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Gun Law Off Target

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

On the streets of Britain`s biggest cities, an illegal handgun can be bought for as little as £50. What a farce it was, therefore, that guns belonging to competitors in the shooting events at the Commonwealth Games were transported from Heathrow Airport to the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, Surrey, in armored cars. Did anybody seriously believe that criminals would risk ambushing the competitors for their guns, while there were already more than enough illegal weapons in the country to keep the underworld armed to the teeth for at least the next 10 years?

Read Original at: Daily Telegraph (UK)

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