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.
Cases like these beggar belief. How on earth is this "Justice".
And as for Judge
Lady stupid Smith. Can she not see how see how the ordinary man in the street will percieve this?
The judge said she was unable to find herself satisfied that this was one of the rare cases in which exceptional circumstances existed.
She said: "The result is I have no alternative but to sentence Mrs Cochrane to a period of five years."
Technically she is right. But oh so morally wrong.
I'm going to lie down in a darkened room