Sunday, 20 June 2010

Victory for Mandatory Sentences - Gun Grandmother Jailed

Pictured below Gail Cochrane , The key Players:
Chief Constable Bernard Hogan-Howe
Lucy Cope - Mothers Against Guns
Gill Marshall-Andrews - Gun Control Network

I'm happy to inform the community that our campaigning for zero tolerance mandatory minimum sentencing laws on guns has succeeded in making our streets safe once again.

Grandmother jailed over WWII 'family heirloom' pistol

A grandmother has been jailed for five years for possessing a "family heirloom" World War II pistol.

Gail Cochrane, 53, had kept the gun for 29 years following the death of her father, who had been in the Royal Navy.

Police found the weapon, a Browning self-loading pistol, during a search of her home in Dundee while looking for her son.

She admitted illegal possession of the firearm, an offence with a minimum five-year jail term under Scots law.

Cochrane told the High Court in Edinburgh that she had never contemplated she might be committing a crime by keeping the gun or that she might need to get a licence for the weapon.

She said: "I thought it was just a war trophy."

Now let's make sure we get the minimum sentence raised to 10 years as scum like this deserve.

Police chief accuses judges of 'going soft' on gun crime by failing to impose tough minimum sentences

Met wants minimum five-year sentence for carrying a gun

Mother calls for tougher gun law


  1. She should definitely be sent away for the full 5 years and hopefully prison terms of 10 years (or more) will soon be in place.

    Actually, now i think about it... we have to assume that this grandmother was about to snap and kill lots of people so we should probably just send her away for life.

    No wait... why not bring back the death penalty? It would probably be too good for a vicious gun nut like this.

  2. Having read the above story I can see why you only have one follower. What an illiberal lot you are.

  3. And what about the man a few months ago who found a shotgun and took it to the police station to hand it in? Citizen doing his civic duty? You would think he would be applauded for his action. Nope. He got 5 years in prison. The law is an ass.

  4. Do you not understand the purpose of this blog?

    Does the word 'ironic', mean anything to you?