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Countryside Groups Attack Plan For Curbs On Shotguns

Thursday, May 13, 2004

The prospect of tougher controls on shotguns, including preventing young people using them, was raised by the British government May 12. Police currently have to show that no "good reason" exists for someone to own a shotgun. It is suggested the burden of proof for shotguns should instead mirror that for licensed firearms, such as hunting and shooting rifles, and owners should have to show a good reason for owning each weapon.

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