Owner and i were horrified and deeply saddened to hear of the events at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and the victims and the loved ones of all who were caught up in this tragic event are in our thoughts. Such acts of hate against people, irrespective of their sexuality, gender, religion, colour, ethnicity, age, nationality or any of the myriad other labels societies use, can never be justified.

Equally we fail to understand how it is still possible for a country to continue to legally sanction, even encourage, the sale of lethal firearms to its citizens when in the period 1968-2011 more US citizens were killed by firearms in the USA (1.4million) than in every war the United States has fought since the War of Independence (1.2m).

Stop the hate, stop the violence and please, please, please....silence the guns.