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Dunblane tragedy 10 years ago today

Sixteen children and their teacher, Gwen Mayor, were killed on March 13, 1996, when misfit loner Thomas Hamilton burst into Dunblane Primary School gym and opened fire, before shooting himself.

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Can't believe this was ten years ago! Absolutely terrible, so sad. Those poor kids. It was SUCH a horrible shock.

And Andy Murray went to that school didn't he?

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I remember reading the headline "massacre at Perthshire primary school" and for a second thought it was my brother's school, my former primary.

Absolutely horrific.

P.S. Andy Murray did indeed go to that school, Sian.

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awful, awful time. still can't get my head around something truly evil like that happening here in Scotland.
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I remember reading the headline "massacre at Perthshire primary school" and for a second thought it was my brother's school, my former primary.

Absolutely horrific.

P.S. Andy Murray did indeed go to that school, Sian.
That must have been so awful for you!

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pure horror! OMG!
that's one of the most horrible stories i have ever heard


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its so sad
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Re: Dunblane tragedy 10 years ago today

Well, it is now almost 20 years and the NY Times ran a story about it this weekend...

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/ny...pgtype=article

Unlike in the U.S., it immediately led to stricter gun laws...
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The following year, the public outcry over the killings, distant though it was from the halls of power, spurred political action: The British government banned the private ownership of automatic weapons and handguns on Britain’s mainland.
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“It doesn’t take care of all the crime,” the younger woman added, “but it reduces the amount.”

...

Only two percent of Scotland’s police officers carry guns. The last time a police officer was killed on duty through criminal violence was June 1994. That officer was stabbed to death.
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John Hill, the shop’s owner, was behind the counter, slicing black pudding and Haggis

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Re: Dunblane tragedy 10 years ago today

Just got back from going through to Dunblane today (was on my way to Stirling to do a Tesco's run), was told by cash out assistant, so thought I would take a trip through.
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Re: Dunblane tragedy 10 years ago today

Judy Murray on the Dunblane massacre: 'I just left the car and ran' | Sport | The Guardian

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Re: Dunblane tragedy 10 years ago today

Yes, it was a truly terrible tragedy. But thankfully as @AmtrakQuebec points out the UK did respond to it by very substantially tightening up their gunlaws as a result and I have no doubt many lives have been saved as a result since then.

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Re: Dunblane tragedy 10 years ago today

Damn...

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