Letter: Lesson of yet another gun massacre

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The Independent Online
Sir: Will the latest gun atrocity, in Tasmania, help to focus the Government's mind on its brave words and fine promises to the people of Dunblane?

When the "gun amnesty" starts in June, 12 weeks will have elapsed since that atrocity. Guns handed in under this amnesty are weapons held illegally, but both Hungerford and Dunblane were perpetrated by "licensed" killers, so that nothing will have removed the possibility of a third massacre.

Draconian measures are called for, so when will this government, nay, this Parliament show they have a backbone and introduce such measures. Outlaw handguns!

F W Sanders

London SW6

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