When I turned on the news this morning in the Ops room my heart sunk when I saw the latest reports of the shootings in Aurora, US. I am a relatively new FAC holder having had my licence for around 8 months and was considering putting in for a variation for another couple of calibres to look forward tousing at the end of my tour and with the intent of using one for my DSC1. Although only having my own FAC for a few months I was brought up torespect firearms and how to use them safely, something I hope to install in myown children when they are ready to shoot. Surely these latest murders in the US musthave a knock on effect on when it comes to forces considering new application sand variations in the UK. Is there anything being done to try and sway the UK public towards supporting a system that seems to for the main stop the kind of atrocity’sthat are happening in the US, where it seems possible for anyone to possess all types of weaponry with little or no restrictions.