Smith meets parents and promises to ban deactivated guns – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2008 in firearms, news by sally

“The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, yesterday announced plans to ban the possession of deactivated guns by the end of the year during a visit to Liverpool, where she met the parents of 11-year-old Rhys Jones, who was shot dead near his home last summer. Smith said the weapons, which can be converted back into lethal use, were ‘turning up more and more’ in gun-related crime.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2008