Apart from the fact that this took place 2 and a half years ago? I'm sorry, it's not a story. Such behaviour is almost normal in Pakistan, I'm sure someone can dig up a nice story about gunsmiths making copies of everything they can in parts of Pakistan, or buying said guns in a market, or driving around parts of the country and seeing lost of people carrying said weapons.
And it is possible to campaign against violent crime whilst popping home on Holiday and letting rip with a mag or two on an AK. The man's NOT campaigning against guns, nor did he take part in a fire fight with the police...
If I went out to the US, and someone offered me the chance of a cabby on an M4, you can guarantee I would. That doesn't make me rabid poodle on the leash of the Yankee imperialists. Gun ownership levels are probably comparable too. Now if he was test firing somewhere in a Scottish wood - then I would be more concerned.
Incidentally, I've just finished reading AK47 by Michael Hodges - very good book.
Aside from the issue that he attended a "training camp" I agree, nothing wrong with it, in the context of firing some rounds in a country where its legal.
Personally, I think he's on the wrong side of the rifle and when the glorious English revolution comes and we return to take back what's rightfully ours from the SNP he can see as much rifle fire as he likes, mostly from me. Christ I hate the SNP.
I think he should be investigated for terrorist links, it all sounds a bit like he has been courting dubious groups. The thing is with a lot of these pakistanis, not all, is that they have no loyalty to this country. Give them half the chance and they would form a muslim state within the queens realm. His behaviour sounds far more dangerous than just an innocent shooting jaunt with his kids; the authorities should take a better look at this particular individual!
If I went out to the US, and someone offered me the chance of a cabby on an M4, you can guarantee I would. That doesn't make me rabid poodle on the leash of the Yankee imperialists. Gun ownership levels are probably comparable too. .
We were taken to a shooting range, fired guns and we visited shops that sold guns? In a nation where everyone shoots in some form or other.
He wants to give his 14 year old a slap for grimfing. When I was 14 and taken by my Dad to fire full-bore, I thought it was the dog's clockweights. In fact my sister threw a tantrum because Dad didn't think it appropriate for her to shoot.
There are other UK Pakistani Politicians with closer links to groups like the JFK , and frankly they need looking at for the companions they keep.
All this bloke had to say was "Took my kids shooting, remember how we used to do that in this country?"
Sounds like someone is running an agenda against said politician. Look at any other Pakistanis you've fallen out with lately Mr. Hanif.
Unless I'm blind, there's no news about who paid for it. If it was funded out of the public purse, he should be introduced to a two-way range immediately. If it was his own dosh, I suppose it's less of a story.