Yvette Cooper MP

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The Home Secretary should tighten gun laws in this Queen's speech

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, said:

“The Home Secretary should tighten gun laws in the Queen's Speech. People with a history of domestic violence should not be allowed to own guns. The Coroner in the Atherton case was right to call for ‘root and branch’ reform of gun licensing.

“Bobby Turnbull has been campaigning for tighter restrictions on gun ownership after the tragedy that hit his family. Atherton had a history of domestic violence and he should never have been given a gun. Yet the existing licencing framework is much too weak on domestic violence and too variable in the way it is enforced.

"That's why Theresa May should take the chance of the Queen's Speech to tighten the restrictions and legislate to reduce the chance of similar tragedies if future.

“What the Turnbull family have had to go through is harrowing and I pay tribute to them for taking this campaign forward."

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