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 Post subject: Re: Ridiculous GP Charge
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:42 am 
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The whole responsibility thing is a red herring as far as i'm concerned or more likely just a means to the overall end to reduce the number of people take up/continuing shooting. Can someone please list the names of ANY official involved in firearms licensing that has been held accountable for cocking up and as a result people being killed with legally owned firearms??

- Although less clear, there were some warning signs that filtered back to the police about Michael Ryan - any fallout to TPTB?
- Numerous warnings from other members of the public and Hamilton himself that he wasn't stable enough to own firearms - Anyone held responsible other than him and all other handgun shooters?
- Derrick Bird - the UK's first unannounced/not on radar mass shooter, no case to answer.
- Michael Atherton - 4 charges of domestic abuse, obvious signs of alcohol abuse, guns removed from him and then later returned, goes on to kill 4 people and guess what, no case to answer for the licensing team/manager or police force in general even though they were ripped to shreds in the inquiry that followed!

The idea that a doctor who signs a form to say 'this person at this time does not have a condition that would make them a greater risk than anyone else from being in possession of a gun' will face anything other than a little bit of finger pointing from the gutter rags is laughable. The BMA have repeatedly said that no GP could predict what will happen the second someone sets foot out of the surgery and even a clinical psychologist would struggle from a single/sporadic meetings that the average shooter demographic displays at their GP.

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 Post subject: Re: Ridiculous GP Charge
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:46 am 
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No doctor can predict what another doctor might do either.
More people killed in the uk by one doctor in the past 30 years or so than all legal guns.


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 Post subject: Re: Ridiculous GP Charge
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:06 pm 
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We can go on agonising about this for ever........it won't change a thing. The meedja will go on poking the fire every so often, and the politicians will be desperate to be seen to be doing something.
If this GP thing doesn't take off, they'll try something else............we just have to suck it up.

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