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Last Updated: Monday, 12 November 2007, 02:14 GMT
Gun crime in pictures

A Mac-10 recovered from the streets

This Mac-10 sub-machine gun was found last year in the boot of a car in Peckham, south London. Nicknamed a "spray and pray", it is capable of firing up to 1,000 rounds a minute.

A four-barreled shotgun

This four-barreled shotgun was handed in during Greater Manchester Police's gun amnesty last year.

A Baikal pistol

Three of these Baikal pistols were among an arsenal of weapons found when Marlon Grandison was stopped by police in south London last year. Grandison was later jailed for life.

A graphic showing how the key fob gun worked

In February 2004, 19-year-old Fabian Flowers was killed by a bullet fired from this home-made key fob "gun". An inquest heard he probably shot himself accidentally.

Mac-10 used to kill Mr Babadiya

Another Mac-10 - this one was used to kill doorman Kolawole Babadiya, who was trying to protect guests outside a bar in south London in July this year.

One of the Baikal pistols

In February businessman Gerald Smith was jailed for importing these Baikal gas pistols from Lithuania. Baikals - which are increasingly common - were converted into deadly weapons.

Glock replica and real Glock

In June 2003 a mentally ill man, Keith Larkins, was shot dead by police near Heathrow airport while carrying a replica Glock pistol. The gun (top) was a replica of the Glock 17 (below).

An imitation firearm

On 1 October 2007, as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Act, it became illegal to purchase or supply imitation firearms such as this one.

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