Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
That’s what the pro-gun lobby says but people with guns kill people and some people with some guns can kill more people.
Tht is why the government has announced it will be toughening gun laws.
That is a good move.
I can think of no good reason why anyone but those in the military would need military-style weapons.
A law change should outlaw not just automatics but the accessories which can turn less dangerous fire arms into automatics.
The case against semi-automatics that can fire five or seven bullets at a time isn’t so clear cut.
They are used in pest destruction, not because those who use them are poor shots, but because they are the best way to get clean kills efficiently.
However, it ought to be possible to design a law that allows those who work in pest destruction to get the fire arms they need while prohibiting their possession or use for anyone else.