Tuesday 17 October 2017

Unlike Nevada, strict gun laws here are a credit to our country

Jamie Lambert visits a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Photo: John Locher/AP
Jamie Lambert visits a memorial for victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Photo: John Locher/AP
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While discussing the Las Vegas mass murders with a friend during the week, I stated that it was beyond belief that Stephen Paddock was able to stockpile so many weapons without needing a gun licence in the state of Nevada.

My friend said that his wife asked him to purchase an air riffle (pellet gun) last week to shoot magpies who were stealing their hens' eggs.

He was not happy with the thoughts of shooting the magpies; however, he visited the gun shop to purchase the air rifle anyway. The gun shop owner stated he would need to fill in an application form the length of his arm and get references from two local farmers stating he was of good character before he could purchase the pellet gun.

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