SIR, In reply to Robert Gray's letter (Journal May 21) about taking up shooting, it amazes me that people are not allowed to carry bombs, not allowed to carry knives but it appears totally acceptable and legal to be able to carry one of the most lethal weapons known to man.

I cannot advertise for people to carry bombs and knives, so why are guns different?

Do we really want to encourage people to take up shooting? Is there not enough suffering in the world?

The next child shot could be yours.

Do we really want to end up like America?

Mrs J Molyenux, Lower Green Lane, Astley.