WRITER Mark Appelt�s letter in last week�s edition headlined �Take a stand�, is disingenuous at the least in asserting the minister �will determine if we retain our laws on gun control�.

The minister concerned has nothing to do with gun laws. The minister is to decide if a trial of pest control for destruction of feral species will be held in two specific areas.

A similar system to that proposed has operated in Victoria and NSW for many years and has saved their governments a heap of money in controlling feral pest species and enabled meat from edible species to be used.

MAL SEARS, Langford.