A MAN who sells replica guns in Huddersfield agreed today: We need more regulations.
Melvyn Munday, owner of the Something Wicked model shop in Wood Street, deals in high-quality replica weapons.
Many are bought by people in re-enactment groups or serious weapons collectors.
But he admits it is difficult to stop guns, fake or real, from falling into the wrong hands.
Mr Munday said: "We operate an over-20s policy in the shop and will not sell replica guns to children.
"But there is nothing to stop them walking down the road to the market and picking up a fake gun for £10, if they are determined to get one.
"I would love to see more regulations. Perhaps the best thing that could happen immediately would be a register of customers," he said.
"Genuine customers would not mind having their identity checked and details logged down. Those who refuse would not be sold a gun. But we need the Government to prevent guns falling into the wrong hands.
"I would be upset to see model guns go, as I have seen some excellent ones. But if legislation comes in we would be the first to take them off the shelves.
"Reputable shops like ourselves do take precautions. The guns we deal with can cost many hundreds of pounds. They are not going to be bought by people bent on crime."
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