WHILE reading David Hammond’s letter about the use of guns (The Argus, July 6), it occurred to me I had just eaten my dinner using a rather sharp steak knife.

Does David think children shouldn’t be taught to use such knives because of the knife culture in some elements of our society?

There are many things which can be effective weapons in the wrong hands. Does David suggest these things should be banned?

Properly organised shooting activities instil a healthy respect in anyone about the proper use of guns.

There are many shooting events at the Olympics which we excel at in this country.

Let’s cheer our competitors on and not find reasons to discourage such skill by always looking for the worst in everything.

Mark Venn, Back Lane, Cross in Hand, Heathfield