My name is Jon Price an Ex Military Soldier of Her Royal Majesties Armed Services of Great Britain. Today we are no longer allowed to carry personal protection of any kind including fire arms, mainly as a punishment against illegal criminal users and the failure of government offices to award licences correctly, such as the case of Hungerford and Dunblane where an known mentally unstable individual was awarded a firearms licence, then proceeded to attack a school. In all of these cases including recent terrorist acts in the UK, if we had the rights to carry side arms as other european countries, members of the public may have been able to prevent the death toll from becoming to high by acting in self defence.
I do believe especially with the correct training and licensing especially those trained in fire arms (ex Police & Military) should have the right to have pistols in the UK.
– Jon Price an Ex Military Soldier of Her Royal Majesties Armed Services of Great Britain