Vic­tims don’t mat­ter to dealer

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

A weapons dealer con­victed of sup­ply­ing firearms and am­mu­ni­tion to the crim­i­nal un­der­world told po­lice he didn’t care about po­ten­tial vic­tims.

Paul Ed­munds also told of­fi­cers that af­ter the Dun­blane mas­sacre in 1996, the firearms com­mu­nity had been “shafted”.

He said: “When they banned hand­guns, they ripped the heart out of the shoot­ing com­mu­nity.”

A 1920 Colt pis­tol sup­plied by Ed­munds was used in the fa­tal Box­ing Day shoot­ing at the Lon­don Avalon night­club, in 2013. An­other gun, again linked to Ed­munds, was also found to have been fired at the scene of a fa­tal shoot­ing in Birmingham in Oc­to­ber 2015.

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