Like millions of others, I used to enjoy standing on the terraces at football matches. That I am now unable to do this is due to the closure of standing accommodation at sports venues since the Hillsborough tragedy. Yet I accept this loss to my personal freedom because many lives were lost and it was appropriate that society's response to this tragedy should be decisive.
In two incidents during the past 10 years, more than 30 people have died at the hands of legally armed gunmen. We were prepared to upset millions of football supporters in pursuit of safety after Hillsborough. Surely we shouldn't lose sleep over the inconvenience caused to gun enthusiasts by an immediate ban on the ownership of handguns?
If we do win a medal at shooting in the Olympics this summer, I for one will not be celebrating.
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