The blanket ban on handguns following the massacre of 16 schoolchildren in Dunblane in March 1996 has prevented similar mass killings from legally-owned pistols such as those witnessed in US, Germany and Finland. But in the meantime street gun crime has risen inexorably.
Last year, there were nearly 10,000 firearms offences in England and Wales, a third higher than in 1998 with 566 people fatally or seriously injured.
There is no news here, the restrictions are useless, the criminals are still arming themselves and crime is still rising despite the gun bans. New gun control measures are on the horizon for the US, but believe they will meet with far less compliance than they would in other countries. The more behavior you criminalize the more criminals you create.