UK: Mass shooting inquiry makes case for stricter gun control

According to an inquiry initiated by the House of Commons Select Committee on Home Affairs, changes in gun laws are necessary to prevent future mass shootings. 

The inquiry was prompted by the ‘Cumbria shootings’ in 2009, when a licenced gun-owner shot and killed 12 people and grievously injured 11 others. Recommendations include: a shorter renewal period for licences; and a system for doctors and police to share information regarding gun owners with mental health problems. However, the responsibility for deciding whether to revoke a licence will remain with the police. IANSA member the Gun Control Network gave evidence to the Committee on 2 November and said, “Almost all of the mass shootings in the world have involved licensed gun owners”. More