Shooting is not a pastime for deviants: Letter

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Sir: Amos Miller (Letters, 3 August) implies that guns have no utilitarian use. He forgets their prime purpose is defence of this country. Like archery, however, shooting provides a test of skill and has subsequently become a sport.

His curt dismissal of the interests of a law-abiding minority ("they can find a new hobby") should worry everyone who thought Britain was a tolerant and fair-minded nation.

RICHARD BALMER

Solihull

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