SHOULD air rifles be banned? Absolutely not.

I have owned air guns from the age of 13 and still do at the age of 49. Even though I was accidentally shot in the head in my late teens, I still believe air guns should not be banned.

There will always be a minority of idiots who don’t follow basic common sense, but that applies to all things in life. If a person passes their driving test, but drives around like an idiot, you ban the driver. You don’t take all the cars off the road.

Let’s stop going over the top with these ridiculous suggestions of banning anything that may, in the wrong hands, do harm.

We’re already living in a nanny state. We should deal with the people who don’t follow the rules – not take it out on those who do.

Philip Self, Nessbitt Road, Brighton