• Short Summary

    In Britain's troubled province of Northern Ireland, where shooting incidents have increased during continuing clashes between Catholics and Protestants, the question of firearms control is being increasingly debated.

  • Description

    In Britain's troubled province of Northern Ireland, where shooting incidents have increased during continuing clashes between Catholics and Protestants, the question of firearms control is being increasingly debated.

    A BBC television team has been taking a look at the problem, especially as it affects the 108 legitimate shooting clubs and the holders of 73,000 gun licences. They asked whether the Northern Ireland Government is justified in wanting to restrict legally held weapons, while security forces step up their search for illegal arms.

    Members of Parliament at Stormont have alleged a big increase in gun-club membership since the current troubles began. John Hume is one Stormont M.P. who feels strongly on the subject:
    The other side of the picture was given by Captain Mitchell, a gun-club enthusiast:
    Belfast gunsmith John Campbell was asked if he knew of any evidence to link recent shooting incidents with the gun-clubs:
    There's a useful commentary to this film by Larry Harris, backed by some good natural sound during the gun-club sequences. But the report does assume a fairly specialised knowledge of the Ulster situation. And alternative commentary is provided for subscribers preferring a more general approach.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA95HTDDQPEE1PCKMSSGJ4IZBTZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA95HTDDQPEE1PCKMSSGJ4IZBTZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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