Mike Moreu's cartoon on Tuesday was a bit raw for many, no doubt:
Last century I tried to stop someone from getting a gun licence. I rang the local police station, and they told me they would send someone out to talk to me about it. They asked if I could organise a few other people to talk to them as well, and I agreed. I think I lined up at least four, including people I didn't like very much at the time. The guy they sent out to interview me, and the others, was non-sworn, a retired officer I think. He was nice. And sympathetic. Very good at his job, I thought.
We had some reasonably serious concerns about the past behaviour and mental stability of the person applying for the gun licence. I don't want to go into detail here, and some of it is not my story to share. But given that at the time I was far from being a big fan of the police force it took a lot for me to take the step of trusting them enough to willingly be interviewed by them about the matter.
The gun licence application was approved.