Have Your Say
We throw questions open to our Facebook followers and always attract some interesting responsesé
We asked for your reactions to the news that Scotrail had banned the transportation of firearms on its services following the discovery of an unattended licensed firearm on one of its trains last year.
Aonghas Johnson wrote: “It’s nothing you wouldn’t expect from Scotrail. perhaps the “prawn” that left his gear unattended could have cared about the consequences but, sadly, didn’t. Use easyjet?”
Mark Rogers wrote: “Another example of how shooting will slowly but surely be made an impossible sport to participate in. It would be difficult to ban it outright, but death by a 1,000 cuts...add to this the likes of banks, financial services, insurance etc. all refusing to offer or removing services from legitimate shooting related businesses is making it hard to participate in and operate services for fieldsports.”
Angel Dempsey wrote: “Anyone travelling with firearms to the Scottish borders is welcome to check out ‘Cycles, rifles & rods’ on either Facebook or Airbnb. A warm welcome is guaranteed for visitors and their weapons!”
John Clements wrote: “It will mean fewer customers for them and more comfortable seating for shooters.”
Malcolm Wallace wrote: “Another small minded act, as if banning legally held firearms being transported would stop any form of terrorist type attack.”