Written on: 25/10/2010
I am appalled that the content of Emmerdale in the courts of a murder trial has had such very little research or guidence.
The part I am struggling with is the start of the trial.
I have been an ardent clay shooter since I was a child and am now just retired at 65.
A very good friend of mine is a firearms officer who assures me that the part where one of the lawyers asks a witness in the box who has access to firearms on Home Farm Eastate. His (the witness) following statement gives the general public the idea that anyone working or even visiting such a business premises has access to guns and ammunition. This is definately not so
This is disgraceful and should be ammended.
An actual case of where a shotgun cerificate holder lost his right to possess guns and had them immediately confiscated was because the firearms officer called unannounced to ask if it was possible to inspect the contents of the guns security cabinet.
The licence holder's mother said that he was out but she could show him the guns as she knew where her son kept the keys.
in law, NO unlicenced person is allowed to know where keys are kept for the
security cabinet nor do they have the right to be able to gain access to the contents. I feel that an announcement should be made to set the publics mind at rest that all gun owners in the UK are very security concious and that the content of Emmerdale is completely ficticious.