This came from the Telegrath, dated 17.01.05 Pro-gun lobby targets parents of dead boy (Filed: 16/01/2005) The parents of a two-year-old British boy who was shot and killed in Turkey have become hate figures for the US pro-gun lobby. Plus.net David and Ozlem Grimason, whose son Alistair was killed in 2003 as he slept in his pram in a cafe, have been targeted over their campaign for gun control. A contributor on one website describes them as "idiots" who should stop meddling in the affairs of other countries. Another labels them "emotionalists (who) want to force Turkey into the same miserable gun control failure that was implemented (post Dunblane) in the UK." Yet another said: "Not satisfied with their own gun control failures, the Brits are attempting to disarm citizens of other countries as well." Mr Grimason, 33, of Edinburgh, said he found the web campaign disturbing but insisted it would not deter them from their crusade for more gun controls. "It's upsetting but what is really surprising is that some of the people posting these messages are women," he said. "I wonder if any of them are mothers and how they would feel if their own child was taken away by a bullet. "Their mentality is that they have a right to guns to protect themselves from thugs but in my opinion they're the thugs as they are the one's who are armed. We certainly won't let them distract us from our own campaign." After Alistair's death in July 2003, the Grimasons launched a major campaign in Turkey against the country's firearms culture. Daimi Akyuz, a 32-year-old car salesman, was jailed for 36 years last July for the murder of Alistair and a man who died in the same gunfight. Do they have a point?