Shooting is not a pastime for deviants: Letter

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Sir: Surely it is the ultimate hypocrisy of our society that it can clamour for a ban on the private ownership of firearms yet at the same time condone the routine diet of gun-related violence presented nightly on our TV and cinema screens in the name of "entertainment".

This public appetite for violent screen gunplay contrasts starkly with the legitimate and responsible sporting use of those who own and use firearms legally.

MAURICE KANARECK

London, NW11

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