It should be a basic right in this country for everyone to own a firearm (except for machine guns or silenced weapons) for their own and their family's protection. Research in the US has shown that more guns decrease the level of gun crime - simply because armed criminals think twice about attacking people they suspect to be armed. Andrew H, Liverpool, UK
Ohh what a bright idea, lets be like the Americans. I'd sure love to shoot my neighbour for walking across my bit of grass.
I'd personally like to see all firearms banned, lets face it they're not needed. I'd love to see a 'firearm-free*' country some day in the future.
* of course I wouldn't mean *all* firearms (ex. Armed Police)