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Friday, January 20, 2012

Hundreds of primary school children licensed to use shotguns - including one aged SEVEN

Hundreds of primary school-age children have been granted shotgun licences over the past three years, figures have revealed on the day MPs are due to debate a possible ban.

Between 2008 and 2010, a total of 281 children aged 11 and under were granted licences – one of them as young as seven.

Five licences were granted to eight-year-olds, 25 to those aged nine, while no fewer than 92 went to 10-year-olds. Another 158 licences were given to children aged 11.

Every single day, an average of four licences were granted to children aged under 16.

The disturbing statistics – higher than previously thought – emerge on the day that the Commons is due to debate whether under-10s should be banned from being granted licenses to use shotguns. Read More