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...earms after 2 of the 3 major mass shootings in Great Britain (Library of Congress – Great Britain 2). The fact that there were multiple mass shootings after significant tranformations in firearm legislation provides evidence that the stricter gun laws do not effectively prevent gun violence or mass shootings. In a report done by the Home Office it shows that between 2000-2001 there were 62 homicides in which a firearm was involved, 10 years later, the number was 52 (Library of Congress – Great Britain 10). This is in fact a decrease, however, the number fluctuated a good amount over the 10 years, at some point reaching 90 homicides, and only falling as low as 33 (Library of Congress – Great Britain 10). It is possible that the stricter gun laws in Britain have prevented some mass shootings, and incidences of gun violence; however, it has not eliminated it completely.
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