Dunblane school massacre
|Date||09:35 13 March 1996 - 09:40 13 March 1996|
|Blamed on||Thomas Hamilton|
|Type||• Mass shooting|
• School shooting
• Gun control shooting
• Mass murder
|Interest of||Mike James, Sandra Uttley|
|Description||A school massacre by an acquaintance of George Robertson, a Bilderberger and later Secretary General of NATO with a range of other connections.|
A murderous attack by Thomas Hamilton who killed 16 pupils and one teacher. Hamilton was a "Lone nut" with no connections to intelligence agencies or deep politicians and the attack had no deeper significance.
Hamilton was known to George Robertson, a Bilderberger later made Secretary General of NATO, who had a range of deep political connections. He was publicly blamed for not having stopped Hamilton. Claims have been made that Hamilton was a Freemason and that his affiliation has helped him getting, and or keeping, his firearms license. Robertson intended to sue the Sunday Herald over a user user comment that he used his influence as a Freemason to procure a gun licence for Hamilton. (it is unclear if George Robertson ever was a Mason)
Internet speculation about Lord Robertson grew following the revelation that 106 documents were closed to the public after the inquiry into the shootings at Dunblane Primary School in 1996.
Lord Robertson told Lord Cullen’s public inquiry he became increasingly concerned about Hamilton’s militaristic camps after his own son attended Dunblane Rovers, run by Hamilton in 1983. After speaking of his fears to Michael Forsyth, then a newly elected MP for Stirling, Lord Robertson kept him informed of publicity relating to Hamilton’s clubs.
Yesterday, the Mail on Sunday claimed the letters between the two politicians drew a detailed picture of Hamilton’s perverted behaviour towards young boys in his care as well as his firearms obsession.
The paper states that letters from Mr Forsyth "campaigned on behalf" of Hamilton from 1983 onwards, but that he also passed to police parental concerns about Hamilton’s personality. After receiving letters from Hamilton complaining about a police investigation into his 1988 summer camp, Mr Forsyth raised the issue with Central Scotland Police.
A year later, Hamilton met the force’s deputy chief constable and, the Mail says, shortly afterwards the killer wrote to Mr Forsyth "thanking him for his assistance".
Hamilton, it was later concluded, should not have had a firearms license; firearms owner said that he must have been getting favorable treatment for over 20 years. Files of the inquiry that followed were classified for 100 years.
A small group, known as the Gun Control Network, was founded in the aftermath of the shootings and was supported by some parents of victims at Dunblane and of the Hungerford massacre. Bereaved families and their friends also initiated a campaign to ban private gun ownership, named the Snowdrop Petition (because March is snowdrop time in Scotland), which gained 705,000 signatures in support and was supported by some newspapers, including the Sunday Mail, a Scottish tabloid newspaper whose petition to ban handguns had raised 428,279 signatures within five weeks of the massacre.
In response to this public debate, the then-current Conservative government of John Major introduced the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997, which banned all cartridge ammunition handguns with the exception of .22 calibre single-shot weapons in England, Scotland and Wales. Following the 1997 General Election, the Labour government of Tony Blair introduced the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, banning the remaining .22 cartridge handguns in England, Scotland and Wales, and leaving only muzzle-loading and historic handguns legal, as well as certain sporting handguns (e.g. "Long-Arms") that fall outside the Home Office Definition of a "handgun" because of their dimensions. The ban does not affect Northern Ireland.
Security in schools, particularly primary schools, was heightened in response to the Dunblane massacre and two other violent incidents in England around the same time: the murder of Philip Lawrence, a head teacher in London, and the wounding of six children and Lisa Potts, a nursery teacher, at a Wolverhampton nursery school. Many schools put up high perimeter fences and door entry systems which exist to this day.
|Dunblane school massacre||A school massacre by an acquaintance of George Robertson, a Bilderberger and later Secretary General of NATO with a range of other connections.|
The Official Culprit
|Thomas Hamilton||A "lone nut" who shot a class of primary children and their teacher before turning the gun on himself.|
- "Who was Thomas Hamilton?"
- Evening Standard, London, Thursday, March 14, 1996
- The Guardian, London, Wednesday, November 13, 1996
- https://dunblane.site/thlodgeart.htm saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- https://www.scotsman.com/news/question-masonic-links-left-dunblane-inquiry-chief-stunned-2470040 saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- https://dunblane.site/thart.htm saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/03/12/15816711.php saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- The Guardian, London, England, 17 Oct 1996, Thu, Page 2
- https://dunblane.site/dspaulhughesreport.htm saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- "Firearms Favours for Hamilton" - http://web.archive.org/web/20061016041844/http://www.dunblaneunburied.co.uk/editorial.asp
- https://www.tomminogue.com/tom/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Who-is-really-being-protected-by-Dunblane-100-year-ban.pdf saved at Archive.org
- News-Journal Mansfield, Ohio, 17 Oct 1996 - Page 8