Guns holders to fight terrorism?

“Gun licence holders could be the solution to defending rural areas from terrorists. We’re a highly armed community” Read full story 

Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez, told BBC Radio Cornwall today that gun licence holders could be the solution to defending rural areas from terrorists.

Really worrying intervention from Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez. Is this a realistic way of preventing terrorism or will an increase on people having access to firearms increase “access to means” and result in an more people committing suicide which is already a big problem in Cornwall?

From World Health Organisation report >

“With regard to poisoning and firearm suicide, preventive efforts are likely to have the greatest impact on the subgroup who carry out unplanned impulsive acts. Perhaps 20–30% of all suicides in industrialized countries belong to this subgroup and might be preventable” link 

As usual the Tories are suggesting the wrong solution to the wrong priority.

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