DOC­TORS’ STANCE MISSES THE MARK

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

ONCE again Medics for Gun Con­trol have got it wrong (“Gun con­trol group wants do­na­tion ban”, Sun­day Tasmanian, Oc­to­ber 28).

As doc­tors, they see many 12-year-olds in­jured as a re­sult of footy and other sports, but I bet they have never seen a young­ster in­jured as a re­sult of at­tend­ing a gun range.

A con­vic­tion of as­sault can al­ready re­sult in a li­cence can­cel­la­tion. We al­ready have gun li­cence re­newals be­ing mis­di­rected to who knows where, and many of the af­fected gun own­ers are un­aware their li­cence has ex­pired un­til the po­lice turn up to con­fis­cate their firearms.

How does hav­ing stray re­newal no­tices iden­ti­fy­ing which houses con­tain firearms as­sist pub­lic safety? A life­time li­cence would pre­vent this hap­pen­ing.

Carlo Di Falco Forcett

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