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Luke Pollard MP Keyham's Law would ban pump-action guns

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Luke Pollard MP Keyham's Law would ban pump-action guns

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Thursday, 3 March 2022

Devon & Cornwall Police

A ban on keeping pump-action shotguns in homes has been proposed as part of “Keyham’s law” by an MP, although he hopes for exemptions for farmers.

Labour MP Luke Pollard put forward the proposal in a 10-Minute Rule Bill in the House of Common on March 2, writes Ben Hatton, PA Political Staff.

The MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport represents the community of Keyham, where five people, including a three-year-old girl, were shot dead by Jake Davison, 22, during a 12-minute rampage on August 12 last year.

Davison had suffered mental health problems, had discussed the misogynistic “incel” movement online, and had a firearms licence and legally held a pump-action shotgun.

Putting forward his Firearms and Hate Crime Bill, Mr Pollard said: “Biddick Drive, where the shooting began in Keyham, could be any street in any of our communities.

"That’s what makes this so scary and that’s why we need to be sure that this will never happen again.

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