No need for starter pistols

A news story from Surrey tells of starter pistols being converted to lethal guns for sale, much to the dismay of the police. Unbelievable! Why are such things being made, sold and used.

A news story from Surrey tells of starter pistols being converted to lethal guns for sale, much to the dismay of the police. Unbelievable! Why are such things being made, sold and used.

It doesn’t take the genius of an Einstein to see that starter pistols need not be pistols at all, need not look like pistols, need not fire live ammunition of any kind. The use of pistols at sports events is a hangover from the past.

I’m no expert on this but surely to produce a suitable starter bang some sort of electronic or mechanical gadget would do the job. Where is the bright young inventor? The whole world awaits you. The police should not be confronted with such dumb things as potentially dangerous starter pistols.

David S. Stevenson

Penticton