Government gun laws criticised

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 but the family of the victims say it isn't enough.

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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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