Firearms Controls

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:19 pm on 31st October 2012.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington 7:19 pm, 31st October 2012

There are concerns across the piece. Whether air guns are covered depends on the definition of air gun, but I hope to come to that in a few moments if my hon. Friend bears with me.

Public safety must be the primary aim of gun control legislation, but it is clear that the police, in view of significant budget cuts, can no longer afford to subsidise the licensing system. We heard in the debate a few moments ago of hon. Members’ concerns about 20% cuts in police budgets in their areas.