Anti-gun campaigners hit back at judge over right to shoot

Comments by senior judges defending the right of homeowners to shoot at burglars could encourage more people to open fire on intruders, anti-gun campaigners warned last night.

Gill Marshall-Andrews, the chair of the Gun Control Network, speaking to the the Independent said she feared such remarks could lead more people to turn shotguns on intruders. She added;

This kind of comment is likely to escalate gun use and encourage people to use their guns for self defence which wasn't the purpose for which licences are granted.

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Senior judge backs householders

Frightened and furious householders have the right to get rid of burglars in their homes, the most senior judge in England and Wales has said.