The family of three women who were shot dead in County Durham on New Year's Day 2012 have criticised the government for not changing gun laws.
New home office guidance has been issued this week but the law will remain the same.
Earlier this year a coroner at the inquest into the Horden shootings called for "root and branch" changes to how guns are licensed. Frances Read reports.
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