In the Media

Opposition anger over latest delay to national gun register

PUBLISHED June 7, 2005

The failure to roll out a national firearms register nine years after the Dunblane massacre was labelled a scandal yesterday, as the Home Office revealed it had missed yet another deadline for implementing the list.

Peers, opposition MPs and MSPs said the government was leaving people exposed to a repeat of the tragedy - in which 16 schoolchildren were shot dead - without proper scrutiny of more than one million private firearm owners in Britain.