Anti-gun campaigners protested after it was revealed that a police force had issued a licence to a ten-year-old and 49 shotgun and firearm licences to under-18s.Which is perfectly legal and within the guidelines, so long as their parents give permission.
Did it please the ‘say anything for publicity’ screechy hoplophobes of the increasingly-deranged and irrelevant Mothers Against Guns group?
Readers, it did not…
Lucy Cope, 55, who founded Mothers Against Guns, urged the government to seize the gun and discipline officers (Ed: What for? Is scaring a hoplophobe a police disciplinary offence?) in Bedfordshire who granted the licence.Because Lucy Cope doesn’t agree with your choices for your child, she thinks they should be taken away from you.
‘There is no way a ten-year-old boy should have a shotgun.’ she said.
‘It must be taken away and the licence revoked right now. Young people are dying on the street every day because of guns.
‘Police are recklessly handing out gun licences like Smarties.’
Who is the more dangerous to our society, a ten-year-old learning responsible gun control, or a Righteous busybody like Lucy Cope who believes she is best placed to determine what is best for everyone else?
I think this is one question we needn’t trouble Paul the Psychic Octopus with, do you?