Is Connecticut elementary school shooting America's Dunblane? - KMSP-TV

  • In the wake of another deadly school shooting, is more gun control and regulation needed?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes
    36%
    610 votes
    No
    64%
    1092 votes

Is Connecticut elementary school shooting America's Dunblane?

Posted: Updated:

Shortly after news broke of a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning, CNN's Piers Morgan compared the shooting to the 1996 Dunblane school massacre in Scotland.

"This is America's Dunblane," Morgan posted on Twitter. "We banned handguns in Britain after that appalling tragedy. What will the U.S. do? Inaction not an option."

The March 13, 1996 shooting at Dunblane Primary School claimed the lives of 16 children and one adult before the shooter took his own life.

Intense public debate and petitions followed the shooting, leading to an official government investigation and report. Those measures led to the Firearms Act of 1997, which banned private ownership of handguns in the United Kingdom.

In the wake of another deadly school shooting in the United States, is more gun control and regulation needed?

Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices