The Home Secretary has said people applying for gun licences should be made to have their current or recent partners consent to the application.
She suggested that it could reduce the risk of harm to victims of domestic violence.
Theresa May's letter is a follow up to a 2010 report into firearms control, following Derrick Bird's gun rampage in 2010.
However, the family of victims of a shooting in County Durham say that the plans won't work.
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