Just to help you Keith,
"The flaw in the argument that more guns would prevent such happenings is assuming the innocent people are better shots than the baddies.
The winner in any gun battle is the first person to score an accurate hit."
The above comment is intended to question the argument that more guns are the answer,they are not.
Criminals in any country including the UK can access guns,the fact that countries with stricter gun laws have less gun crime and fewer gun deaths even you can't deny.But I'll bet you'll try