Brighton and Hove News: ‘MPs take lecture on gun crime from Brighton professor’

October 29th, 2010

A Brighton professor spelt out ways to cut gun crime when he gave evidence to a select committee of MPs this week.

Professor Peter Squires said that firearms and ammunition should be stored apart.

He said that allowing people to keep guns and bullets in their homes was exacerbating the problem of gun crime.

When both are stored in someone’s home, he said, the risk increased of misuse by owners or of the items being stolen.

Professor Squires told the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee: “That’s the problem and we have to take it seriously.”

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