Gun politics in the United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, firearms are tightly controlled by law, although less restrictive in Northern Ireland. In 2012 the British Shooting Sports Council believed that the law needed to be consolidate...
Air gun laws
This is a list of laws concerning air guns by country.While in some countries air guns are not subject to any specific regulation, in most there are laws, which differ widely. Each jurisdiction has it...
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Hungerford massacre
The Hungerford massacre was a series of random shootings in Hungerford, Berkshire on 19 August 1987, when an unemployed man, Michael Ryan, killed sixteen people, including his own mother, before commi...
Dunblane massacre
The Dunblane school massacre was one of the deadliest firearms incidents in UK history, when gunman Thomas Hamilton killed sixteen children and one teacher at Dunblane Primary School near Stirling, Sc...
Dunblane massacre - Wikipedia
Gun crime in south Manchester
Analysts trace the high rates of gun crime in south Manchester, England, to acute social deprivation in an inner city area south of Manchester city centre stretching from Hulme through Moss Side to Lo...
Death of Mark Duggan
Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old Tottenham resident, was shot and killed by police in Tottenham, North London, England, on 4 August 2011. The Metropolitan Police stated that officers were attempting to arre...
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Bruni Olympic .380 BBM
The Bruni Olympic .380 BBM is a blank firing revolver. It is banned in the UK as being "readily convertible" into a live-firing gun.
The gun was banned on 4 June 2010, in the UK. Increasing use o...
Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997
The Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997 was the second of two Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1997 that amended the regulation of firearms within the United Kingdom. It was introdu...
Snowdrop Campaign
The Snowdrop Campaign was founded after the Dunblane Massacre in Stirling, Scotland in March 1996 to call for a total ban on the private ownership and use of handguns in the United Kingdom. Founded by...
Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988
The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 (1988 c.45) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which is still in force. The Act, as amended, tightens controls on the possession of firearms, and appl...
Act of Proscription 1746
The Act of Proscription (19 Geo. 2, c. 39) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, which came into effect in Scotland on 1 August 1746. It was part of a series of efforts to assimilate the Scot...
Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997
The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 was introduced by the Conservative Government of John Major following the Dunblane Massacre.It effectively banned the possession of all handguns other than those cham...
Powder Alarm
The Powder Alarm was a major popular reaction to the removal of gunpowder from a magazine by British soldiers under orders from General Thomas Gage, royal governor of the Province of Massachusetts Ba...
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Disarming Act
After the Jacobite Rising of 1715 ended it was evident that the most effective supporters of the Jacobites were Scottish clans in the Scottish Highlands and the Disarming Act attempted to remove this ...
Gunpowder Incident
The Gunpowder Incident (or Gunpowder Affair) was a conflict early in the American Revolutionary War between Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, and militia led by Patrick Henry...
Gunpowder Incident - Wikipedia
2011 England riots
Between Saturday 6 August and Thursday 11 August 2011, thousands of people rioted in several London boroughs and in cities and towns across England. The resulting chaos generated looting, arson, and m...
2011 England riots - Wikipedia
Firearms Act 1968
The Firearms Act 1968 (c 27) is a UK Act of Parliament, controlling use and possession of firearms.