John King comments:A No10 petition supporting the LGA's opposition to licensing reform attracted 3 signatories.
What sort of gigs do these people attend - or do they not attend any?
Live music is linked to shootings, serious crime, binge drinking, and drug dealing. Live music events attract customers to public houses from outside the local area causing a serious threat to public safety.
It is really?
Does the fact that people who are involved in shootings, serious crime, binge-drinking and drug dealing may like music, justify making life as difficult as possible for musicians and other law-abiding people who may also like music?
Are we to take a similar approach to other perfectly acceptable activities simply because some criminals may also like them?