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Article: Gun politics in the United Kingdom
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== Rampage killings ==
 
== Rampage killings ==
 
Britain has had few [[List of rampage killers|firearms rampage incidents]] in modern times. During the latter half of the 20th century there were only two incidents in which people holding licensed firearms went on shooting sprees and killed on a large scale, the [[Hungerford massacre]] of 1987 and the [[Dunblane school massacre]] of 1996; each led to strong public and political demands to restrict firearm use, and tightening of laws. The result has been among the strictest firearms laws in the world.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/02/british-gun-laws-system-tough-rifles-background-checks_n_1179442.html |title=British Gun Laws: System One Of The World's Toughest |work=Press Association |date=2 January 2012 |accessdate=7 July 2012}}</ref> After Hungerford, the [[Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988]] criminalised most semi-automatic long-barrelled weapons; it was generally supported by the Labour opposition although some Labour backbenchers thought it inadequate.<ref>Maev Kennedy, "Gun ban 'to cause owners a loss'", ''The Guardian'', 22 January 1988, p. 6.</ref> After the second incident, the [[Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997]] criminalised private possession of most handguns having a calibre over .22; the [[Snowdrop Campaign]] continued to press for a wider ban, and in 1997 the incoming Labour government introduced the [[Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997|Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act]], which extended this to most handguns with a calibre of .22 (there are exceptions for some antique handguns and black-powder revolvers.) The [[Cumbria shootings]] in 2010 led to 13 fatalities and 11 injured when Derrick Bird shot and killed three people connected to himself, and 12 others in an apparently random shooting spree before turning the gun on himself. Bird held legal permits for three shotguns and a rifle.<ref>{{cite news|title=Cumbria gunman correctly issued with weapon licences|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-11668697|date=2 November 2010|author=BBC News}}</ref>
 
Britain has had few [[List of rampage killers|firearms rampage incidents]] in modern times. During the latter half of the 20th century there were only two incidents in which people holding licensed firearms went on shooting sprees and killed on a large scale, the [[Hungerford massacre]] of 1987 and the [[Dunblane school massacre]] of 1996; each led to strong public and political demands to restrict firearm use, and tightening of laws. The result has been among the strictest firearms laws in the world.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/02/british-gun-laws-system-tough-rifles-background-checks_n_1179442.html |title=British Gun Laws: System One Of The World's Toughest |work=Press Association |date=2 January 2012 |accessdate=7 July 2012}}</ref> After Hungerford, the [[Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988]] criminalised most semi-automatic long-barrelled weapons; it was generally supported by the Labour opposition although some Labour backbenchers thought it inadequate.<ref>Maev Kennedy, "Gun ban 'to cause owners a loss'", ''The Guardian'', 22 January 1988, p. 6.</ref> After the second incident, the [[Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997]] criminalised private possession of most handguns having a calibre over .22; the [[Snowdrop Campaign]] continued to press for a wider ban, and in 1997 the incoming Labour government introduced the [[Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997|Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act]], which extended this to most handguns with a calibre of .22 (there are exceptions for some antique handguns and black-powder revolvers.) The [[Cumbria shootings]] in 2010 led to 13 fatalities and 11 injured when Derrick Bird shot and killed three people connected to himself, and 12 others in an apparently random shooting spree before turning the gun on himself. Bird held legal permits for three shotguns and a rifle.<ref>{{cite news|title=Cumbria gunman correctly issued with weapon licences|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-11668697|date=2 November 2010|author=BBC News}}</ref>
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== Impact of firearm legislation ==
 
== Impact of firearm legislation ==
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Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 06:58:56 PM
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Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 06:58:56 PM #101751
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