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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