Mudcat Café message #3495911 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148617   Message #3495911
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
28-Mar-13 - 08:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
It hasn't always been difficult or illegal to own guns in the UK. At the time the US Constitution was adopted the law was essentially the same back here, and for well over a century. But aside from sporting toffs and farmers with shotguns, very few people were too. Interested in having guns, and there was no significant opposition as the law giot toughened up.

After the Dunblane massacre the popular demand for a heavy clampdown of all handguns was of course irresistible.