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.
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.
example, I thought it was irresponsible of Chief
Oliver of Grampian
to suggest that a ban on holding guns
was asking too much. On what criterion
does he base such a preposterous conclusion?
If I lived in Grampian I would be calling for his
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.
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 preferable.
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