DOCTORS’ STANCE MISSES THE MARK
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