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Full report: Family of Horden victims criticise government

The family of three women who were shot dead in County Durham on New Year's Day 2012 have criticised the government for not changing gun laws.

New home office guidance has been issued this week but the law will remain the same.

Earlier this year a coroner at the inquest into the Horden shootings called for "root and branch" changes to how guns are licensed. Frances Read reports.

Home office response to gun guideline changes

Minister for Policing Damian Green said:

“This new Home Office guidance clearly sets out a process which police forces should follow when considering an application from someone with a history of domestic violence.

“It should also ensure the views and experiences of victims of domestic abuse are carefully and sensitively taken into account.

“I am confident that this guidance will continue to protect the public from people who are not suitable to hold firearms.”

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Family criticise government over gun laws

Victims of Horden shootings: Susan McGoldrick, Alison Turnbull, Tanya Turnbull Credit: Durham Police

The family of three women who were shot dead in County Durham on New Year's Day 2012 have criticised the government for not changing the gun laws.

New guidance has been issued this week but the law will remain the same.

The home office has said the new guidance is robust and will be continually reviewed.

Back in March a coroner at the inquest into the Horden shootings called for "root and branch" changes to how guns are licensed

Horden gun control campaign: Home Office statement

The Home Office has issued the following statement to ITV News In response to the campaign launched by Bobby Turnbull for tighter security around granting gun licenses.

"...paying particularly close attention to ensuring intelligence about domestic violence is fully taken into account when police consider firearms licence applications".

– Home Office statement

They have also confirmed that they are considering raising firearms fees and say that changing the guidance around gun control should be completed by the end of this year.

Full Report: Family of Horden victims take their fight to London

A man whose mother, sister and aunt were shot dead last year has been to London to lobby politicians for changes to the gun laws.

Bobby Turnbull met with the Home Office Minister, Damian Green, and asked him to consider his family's pleas for tougher gun control.

Watch Lucy Taylor's report on what prompted his eighteen-month campaign below.

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Family of Horden shootings victims in London for meeting

A County Durham man whose mother, sister and aunt were shot dead, is meeting a minister today to discuss gun laws.

Susan McGoldrick, Alison Turnbull and her daughter Tanya Turnbull were killed at a house in Horden on New Year's Day last year.

Michael Atheron, who went on to shoot himself, had legally owned guns despite a history of domestic violence.

Bobby Turnbull is meeting the Home Office Minister Damian Green this afternoon to discuss plans to tighten gun laws.

Gun law meeting for Horden family member

Susan McGoldrick, Alison Turnbull and Alison's daughter Tanya

A man from County Durham whose mother, sister and aunt were shot dead, is meeting the Home Office Minister on 17th June to discuss gun laws.

Bobby Turnbull's family were killed in the shootings at Horden last year.

Michael Atheron, who went on to shoot himself, had legally owned guns despite a history of domestic violence.

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