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Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe

LONDON — As the world joined Americans in mourning the school massacre in Connecticut, many urged US politicians to honor the 28 victims, especially the children, by pushing for stronger gun control laws.

Twitter users and media personalities in the UK invoked Dunblane — a 1996 shooting in a Scottish town that killed 16 children. That tragedy prompted a drive that led to tighter gun controls effectively making it illegal to buy or possess a handgun in the United Kingdom.

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