Why couldn't police stop him?
Am I the only person wondering why, on Bird's 4 hour rampage, there was seemingly no attempt to place police-roadblocks to stop him, or at least police marksmen helicoptered in to stop him continuing to kill? Surely after the first few deaths, when police realised roughly what they had on their hands, and started telling people to keep indoors etc., they should have thrown the dice and attempted to put a swift stop to further killing by Bird.
Meanwhile: It's still pretty easy to get a gun in Britain: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7798318/Cumbria-shootings-puts-spotlight-on-Britains-gun-laws.html http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article7142983.ece . We now know that Bird had his guns LEGALLY. It's time to ban the kind of 'sniper rifle' he apparently had, & drastically to tighten up access to shotguns. #Banthegun
What I want, is a country where the police are ready to take down lunatics with weapons, but where it is very rare that any lunatic will have a lethal weapon (at least, a gun), because we are successfully preventing them from having any legal access to them.