May 09, 2007

Strict British Gun Laws Fail to Save English Officer

An officer tentatively identified as Pc Richard Gray was killed by a gunman who turned the weapon on himself:

The armed response unit officer has been widely named as Pc Richard Gray.

The gunman is said to have killed himself following Sunday's shooting in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, which was reported to have come after a row.

West Mercia chief Paul West said the PC's family was "understandably devastated". He was reportedly praised recently after tackling a gunman.

As noted above, the dead officer was recently praised for tackling another suspect armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

It has been said thousands of times, but bears repeating: criminals that ignore other laws will also ignore firearm laws. The end result is that only law-abiding citizens will be disarmed.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 9, 2007 07:35 AM