Originally posted by Logarock
These new laws did not prevent this from happening years later.
The Cumbria shootings was a killing spree that occurred on 2 June 2010 when a lone gunman, Derrick Bird, killed 12 people and injured 11 others before killing himself in Cumbria, England. Along with the 1987 Hungerford massacre and the 1996 Dunblane massacre, it is one of the worst criminal acts involving firearms in British history.
That was committed by an ordinary, otherwise nice guy who flipped.
He legally owned his weapons, therefore had easier access to them without fear of the law locking him up.
edit on 17/12/12 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)