The death of a soldier seems to shake up the already shaken public. A man gets hacked to death in the middle of the street while people watched helplessly are changing public opinion on self-defense.
When a major newspaper did a poll on what people though was the most important issue that needed to be addressed more than 20,400 people responded and a whopping 86.4 % wanted to end the 1997 gun ban.
Parliament adopted the handgun ban following the tragic 1997 Dunblane massacre of school children; an incident that created an aftermath of emotion not unlike our own Sandy Hook tragedy. But unlike us they though the banning handguns and long arms was going to make life better for them but after 16 years they realized that banning gun ownership by lawful people does nothing to discourage criminals.