Friday, June 04, 2010
The Cumbrian Massacres
I hesitated before blogging on this, but the issue on gun control here is one which I regretfully say is academic.
The UK has tough gun control laws already and they were tightened as a result of Hungerford and Dunblane, I am glad we have strict laws on guns, despite the silly comments some people make, and where they need enforcing we must do so without hesitation.
But I agree with the PM here (rare I know), you cannot legislate against a switch going off in someone's head. You can work to make sure people never end up in such a psychotic state of mind, but that needs more support for Health organisations and starts a whole argument about the state of community in our society. At the end of the day laws are there to prevent harm but they cannot be there to prevent what goes on in peoples heads, as awful as that sometimes is
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