Once again I read the not unexpected knee-jerk reaction by some people suggesting psychological screening for gun licence holders such as myself.

Having held a licence for more than 50 years, I recall licence holders’ lives were changed forever by Michael Ryan and even more tragic if possible, Dunblane.

Licence fees were trebled and many more constraints were placed on us.

The cost is an irrelevance.

I used to go into the post office to buy a licence for ten shillings. The ownership of guns is a very serious and responsible matter.

The stringent and professional methods currently used by the police are sufficient.

We have the most restrictive gun laws in the world and so it should remain.

You cannot legislate against lunacy and its tragic consequences. No shotguns were used at Hungerford.

T E Langley
Cumberland Avenue