Another “lone gun nut” went on a rampage in Cumbria in a small fishing/ farming community today. twelve dead and twenty five in hospital. The gunman shot himslf in woods.
In Britain these things are almost inevetably followed by massive campaigns to ban guns. The antis are well organised and have been waiting for such an event knowing it had to come eventually.
Frankly, there’s not much left to ban/ restrict now and I fear this may be the final straw that leads to a total ban on guns in civilian hands. That of course will have implications for UK cartridge collecting as well.
The politicians will have to do something, they can’t be seen not to and with a new coalition government in power they will be eager to appease public opinion.
The only thing that might be a factor would be the massive cost in compensation they would have to pay out. With a big spending deficit already they might balk at the cost. On the other hand they might impose a ban without compensation like they did for assault rifles.