Friday, 10 October 2014


I wonder if you remember this name?

In 1996 The Dunblane school massacre was one of the deadliest firearms incidents in our history, Thomas Hamilton killed sixteen children and one teacher at Dunblane Primary School near Stirling, before committing suicide.

The killings raised a public debate about our gun control laws, or lack of them. Laws were passed and we lost the right to protect ourselves from personal physical attack.

Funny old thing the laws never stopped GUN CRIME! but when the marauding hoards come to get us we will still not be in a position to fight back.


1 comment:

Malcolm said...

It all started with Michael Ryan at Hungerford in August 1987. Since then holders of firearms certificates like myself have had to comply with ever more stringent regulations, security requirements and increased fees.
I have it on good authority that almost 99% of the offences are committed by people with unlicensed firearms!
You can purchase all manner of airgun spares by mail order, even barrels, but an airgun has to be purchased 'face to face' as does a suppressor.
I've nothing against gun control legislation, but instead of being carefully thought through, ours has been the result of knee jerk reactions to incidents like Dunblane.