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Last Updated: Friday January 27 2012 15:41 GMT

Buying guns in the UK


The UK has some of the toughest gun control laws in the world.

In most cases you need a special licence to have possession of a gun.

Depending on the type of gun, you need to do different things to get a licence.

You need to prove you'll store the gun properly, give the police lots of information about yourself and have people tell the police that they think you're a good person to own a gun.