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"A member of Parliament and rising star in Britain’s Labor Party was shot and stabbed outside a library Thursday in northern England, an act of gun violence rarely seen in a country where few use â€" or even own â€" firearms.
The fatal attack on Jo Cox sent shock waves through a country that has strict gun control laws and where gun-related homicides are infrequent."

I guess that a gun would have been a handy tool to have .....

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Clearly this is the NRA's fault. UK gun ban now!
 

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Are they not blaming the trans- bathroom bans
 

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The shooter (and stabber) was a mental patient if I read it right. They better do something about their gun show loopholes and background checks.
 

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iirc, he made the gun. so much for banning them.
 

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The thing is in the UK, 3D printers are perfectly legal. You can download the plans easily from the internet.

There is nothing stopping anyone in the UK from printing their own gun. Then the only difficulty would be in obtain the ammo. But that isn't a huge barrier.
 

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wow did not know he made it.
 

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The shooter (and stabber) was a mental patient if I read it right. They better do something about their gun show loopholes and background checks.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/17/europe/british-mp-jo-cox-killed/

The U.S.-based Southern Poverty Law Center has published what it says are documents showing that Mair has a history of purchasing material from the National Alliance white supremacist organization based in the United States.
The center released copies of receipts and a 2013 subscription to the National Alliance's publication National Vanguard as well as receipts from 1999 showing purchases for neo-Nazi book "Ich Kampfe," the "Improvised Munitions Handbook" and other books.
Mair also subscribed to a pro-apartheid group's magazine in the 1980s.
The MP was a big advocate for immigration from the middle east.
"He was shouting 'Put Britain first.' He shouted it about two or three times. He said it before he shot her and after he shot her," Rothwell said.
He then saw the attacker pull out a gun.
"(It was) vintage, antique sort of, altered, a makeshift weapon to be made operational," he said.
"He cocked it and (shook) it, and tried to lodge the bullet inside, and then he fired. ... Everyone dispersed," he said.
 

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Of 239 lawmakers surveyed, 53% said they had been stalked or harassed, 81% said they experienced "intrusive or aggressive behaviors," and 18% said they had been attacked or subjected to attempted attack, the journal reported in January.
"Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way ...." - The song Breath by Pink Floyd
 

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