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Hungerford memorial to 16 killed by one of their own, Michael Ryan

A photograph showing small caliber cartridges on a wooden background


We are now so accustomed to the random, meaningless killings of innocents by motiveless gun wielding maniacs that it’s hard to remember how shocking this kill-a-minute massacre was to the United Kingdom.

In an attempt to come to terms with the incomprehensible, over half the market town of Hungerford attended the memorial.

The only other legacy was a dramatic change in UK legislation over gun ownership...