GPs decide not to countersign applications for gun licences

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7034.844a (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:844
  1. Geraldine Badger,
  2. Neil Crichton,
  3. Andrew Negus,
  4. Colin Judge,
  5. Romilly Rees
  1. General practitioners Whitchurch Health Centre, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0SU

    EDITOR,—In the wake of the atrocity in Dunblane, in which many young children were killed and injured by a man who entered their school with a gun,1 as a practice we have decided not to act as countersignatories to any application for a gun licence until a satisfactory legislative review has taken place. We hope that colleagues in the profession will consider doing the same.


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