Two stories put British experience in perspective
Two stories from the Daily Record (UK):
1. The Minister for Justice hails new laws against airgun sales. "The laws effectively ban the sale of airguns at car boot sales, from corner shops or any store not approved by the police.... The Executive called for tougher laws following the death of Glasgow toddler Andrew Morton in March last year. Jamieson said: "Following the tragic death of young Andrew, the First Minister and I began discussions with the Home Office and police to find ways to tighten the law on these weapons. Today marks the culmination of that work.... I hope that Andrew's family will be able to take some comfort from the fact that their campaigning on this issue has contributed towards a further tightening of the UK's gun laws to reduce the likelihood of future deaths and injuries.""
2. Three thugs, repeat violent offenders, get a whopping 20-25 years each for stabbing and burning to death a 15 year old. The three were "part of a criminal gang who terrorised people in Pollokshields, Glasgow, for years.... All the killers have long criminal records. Baldy was jailed for four and a half years in 1995 for attacking a man with a baseball bat. And he was freed from a 30-month sentence for serious assault just three months before Kriss's murder."