Bill Whitlock (Letters, November 2) is quite right.
Gun licences should be similar to car licences. You need a drivers licence to buy a car from a dealer.
The car is then registered and can be traced by its number plate.
Should you dispose of it, change of ownership is needed. Regular warrants of fitness and registration and for a selection of the community renewal of the driver's licence, all at the owner's expense, are mandatory.
The saying "locks only deter honest people" is often quoted.
If there is a law, those who break it can then be prosecuted. If