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Pistorius family distances itself from gun comments

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The family of star sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, on Tuesday rejected his father's assertion that South Africa's high crime rates necessitated gun ownership. 

South African Paralympic icon and murder suspect Oscar Pistorius appears at court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013. The family of Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, on Tuesday rejected his father's assertion that South Africa's high crime rates necessitated gun ownership.

The family was "deeply concerned" about the comments Henke Pistorius made to the British newspaper The Telegraph, the family's publicist said in a statement.

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