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 Chris Williamson Chris Williamson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 7:19 pm, 31st October 2012

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate. Does he agree that public safety would be improved if a prohibition was placed on the private storage of firearms in people’s homes, if people with a firearms certificate were subject to an annual medical test to assess continually whether they were a fit and proper person to hold one, and if a public register was available so that the general public knew who had access to a firearm? The atrocities that we see are often committed by people who have been deemed a fit and proper person when originally given a firearms certificate.