My sister married a colonel who trained Princes William and Harry at Sandhurst. Nor do I have a problem with those who use guns for hunting or for sport.
I also understand, and respect, how there is an inherent national belief in America, based on their understanding of the 2nd Amendment, that everyone should be allowed to have a gun at home for the purposes of self-defence.
Teachers, nurses, clergymen, shop assistants, cinema usherettes – everyone must be armed. In the days following Sandy Hook, I interviewed a number of gun-rights representatives and grew increasingly furious as they trotted out these hackneyed old disingenuous lines.
A petition was created on an official White House website demanding my deportation for ‘attacking the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution’.
Keep quiet.’Well, I do know a bit about guns, actually.