The Cumbria shootings were Britain’s worst since the tragic events of Dunblane in 1996. Memorial services in the towns affected were held on 9 June 2010, a week after the incident, when a minute's silence at midday was held.
The Home Office Select Committee said that gun law in Britain “was a mess”, but no new laws would be brought in, and legislation would be kept under review. Instead an immediate review into gun law guidance was called, which resulted in anyone given a suspended sentence would not be able to own a firearms license.
Issues had also been found with a particular health and safety rule. It had stopped paramedics giving urgent medical care to critical patients, because they were reliant on the police to declare an area safe. As a result this rule was scrapped. Instead crews would now be able to carry out their own independent safety assessments at serious incidents.