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How UK school massacre led to tighter gun control

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A woman and a policeman look at floral tributes to the 16 children and their teacher who died at Dunblane in March 1996. Despite fall in gun crime since ban introduced, in 2010 a lone gunman killed 12 people London (CNN) — The deaths of 16 children aged five and six together with their teacher in the Scottish town of Dunblane in 1996 was one of Britain’s worst incidents of gun-related violence. The massacre stunned the country, but what did the UK do to try to prevent such a tragedy happening again? What happened at Dunblane? Shortly after 9 a.m. on March 13, 1996, Thomas Hamilton, a 43-year-old former Scout leader, burst into the gymnasium of a primary school in the tranquil Scottish town of Dunblane. Within minutes 15 children aged five and six had died in a hail of bullets. One died later in hospital.

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Thomas Hamilton

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Peter Squires

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Andy Murray

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-0.21584 “Hitting Back,” Murray recalled …
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Raymond Reid

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Squires

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Helen Liddell

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-0.227692 “This is a slaughter of the innocents, unlike anything we have ever seen in Scotland, and I think Scotland is going to have to come to terms with it,” said Scottish MP Helen Liddell …
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Derrick Byrd

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Gwen Mayor

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Prime Minister John Major

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Michael Yardley

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0 “There is obviously a balanced position. What we don’t like is being scapegoated. “Anyone who has any expert knowledge in this field realizes that a simplistic ban, bureaucratic ban on one category of firearm, was never going to solve a real world problem,” Yardley said. …
0 “There is obviously a balanced position. What we don’t like is being scapegoated. “Anyone who has any expert knowledge in this field realizes that a simplistic ban, bureaucratic ban on one category of firearm, was never going to solve a real world problem,” Yardley said. “But that’s what’s happened, and what we’re going to see is handgun crime will continue as ever. It will probably grow.”
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Gill Marshall Andrews

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Organization: Gun Control Network

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Company: CNN

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City: Dunblane

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Country: Britain

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Country: UK

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StateOrCounty: Connecticut

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The deaths of 16 children aged five and six together with their teacher in the Scottish town of Dunblane in 1996 was one of Britain’s worst incidents of gun-related violence. The massacre stunned the country, but what did the UK do to try to prevent such a tragedy happening again?

~ by vandal3di3go on December 27, 2012.