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A coroner has called for an overhaul of the way gun licences are granted at the conclusion of the inquest into the Horden shootings - where a taxi driver shot dead three people, as well as himself.
At the inquest in County Durham three verdicts of unlawful killing were recorded as well as one verdict of suicide.
The coroner said that the victims would not have died if more robust procedures had been in place for granting gun licences
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