While I agree with your editorial (14 August) that the majority
of the public wanted only one recommendation from the House of Commons
home affairs select committee, that is a complete and unequivocal
ban on the holding of all handguns, a considerable minority would
prefer a complete ban on all guns, gun clubs and gun sports.
In fact, a far greater number prefer that type of ban than wish
to retain gun licences, clubs and sports. LINK
It seems as though
certain politicians and senior police
officers are attempting to pre-empt the result of the Dunblane
inquiry by their premature outbursts in support of
the gun lobby.
I thought it was irresponsible of Chief Constable Ian Oliver of
Grampian to suggest that a ban on holding guns was asking too much. LINK
On what criterion does he base such a preposterous conclusion?
If I lived in Grampian I would be calling for his resignation.
who has not grown out of his childish fetish for possessing
guns is surely unstable
and should not only be prevented from obtaining a
gun licence, but ought to
be ordered to report at fixed intervals to a psychiatrist.
The only even-handed
way to deal with guns is to either have a total ban or abolish gun
laws, allowing everyone to buy guns; we all know what is the more
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