To be fair it’s only just a mass shooting compared to the US but nevertheless it’s pretty shocking .
For those that don’t know in the UK we have two different certificates for fire arms .
The first one is a shotgun certificate which requires police and medical check plus a police interview and visit to your home.
This allows you to own shotguns that can only hold 2-1 cartridges .
The second is a firearms licence which allows you to own .22 rifles and large capacity shotguns.
This requires all of the above but also either your own land with reason to shoot I:e vermin or membership to a shooting club for 6 months with references from the club prior to obtaining the licence .
I have the standard shotgun licence which is what I think this guy had .
Very sad this has happened here and even sadder that all the checks in place could not prevent it .
Apparently he had his licence removed following an allegation of assault but it was recently returned to him .
My wife showed me the story and gave me “the look” but for me seeing somebody behave like that with a gun makes me glad I have one to fire back with should that happen in my neighbourhood.