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Starboard Tack

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:43 PM Dec 2012

Is this massacre the last straw or just another news story? [View all]

I posted earlier, asking if this was America's "Dunblane". I guess not too many knew what I meant, but for those interested here it is.
In 1996 this shooting of 16 schoolchildren and their teacher spawned new laws in the UK banning sale and possession of handguns.

A gunman walked into the school gym at the Dunblane Primary School in the morning and sprayed bullets from four weapons at random, killing 16 children and their teacher. One of the 12 other children who were wounded later died in hospital.

One student who survived the carnage later told UK media: "We heard these gunshots from the gym and looked round and thought he must be firing at a target or something then he came out through a fire exit and started firing at our huts and we were all petrified."

Most of the child victims were only 5 or 6 years old.

6 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Will this event lead to a re-examination of RKBA?
1 (17%)
Will the issue just go away until the next mass shooting?
5 (83%)
Will new effective laws be passed?
0 (0%)
Will new ineffective laws be passed?
0 (0%)
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