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Using weapons against burglars: should we shoot the messengers?

PUBLISHED September 6, 2012

So Andy and Tracey Ferrie, the couple held by police for three days after using a shotgun against burglars at their rural home, are not to be prosecuted. The tabloids rejoice and Chris Grayling, the new justice secretary, must be quietly relieved not to be drawn into a divisive (and tempting) controversy so early in his cabinet career.

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