SHOOTING AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

SHOOTING AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

The United States of America has a long history of firearm related political assassinations and attempts. John F Kennedy was the last President to be shot and killed on the 22nd November 1963. As a direct result it is now well established and accepted that US...
KILLING THE ARCHDUKE – SARAJEVO 1914

KILLING THE ARCHDUKE – SARAJEVO 1914

  Much has been written and debated about the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his wife Sophie on June 28th 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The event has been considered to be the “Spark that ignited the...
WHO DIDN’T KILL JILL DANDO – 26 APRIL 1999

WHO DIDN’T KILL JILL DANDO – 26 APRIL 1999

Jill Dando, an admired and respected BBC TV journalist was shot to death outside the front door of a property she owned in London on 26 April 1999. That attack, now 25 years ago was an unprovoked, frantic and messy opportunity killing perpetrated by an assailant who...
DUNBLANE

DUNBLANE

On 13 March 1996 Thomas Hamilton, 43, entered Dunblane Primary School near Stirling in Scotland and committed the worst ever recorded murderous act on children in the UK. Studying mass gun killers is not a simple science but can their ultimate actions be predicted....
BARRY WILLIAMS – Before Hungerford

BARRY WILLIAMS – Before Hungerford

Mass shootings always get our attention and whilst we are not subjected to the horror of this crime on a frequent basis in the UK many of us can relate to past events that have become established in our history. Hungerford 1987, Dunblane 1996 and Cumbria 2010. Some...