And to those, like me, who stand up to them, they sneer: ‘You don’t know anything about guns.Keep quiet.’Well, I do know a bit about guns, actually.I was editor of the Daily Mirror on that day back in 1996 and will never forget the appalling TV footage of those poor Scottish mothers sprinting to the small primary school, many already howling with anguish at the thought of what might have happened to their five-year-old children. And I still remember the blind terror I felt when I lost my son Stanley, then aged two, for half an hour at a cricket match on a field surrounded by a small running creek. But I was lucky: he finally emerged from where he’d been hiding – big, cheeky grin intact. To even try to conceive of how you would feel if your child was shot multiple times in the head by a Rambo madman at school is just impossible.Then, 16 five-year-old children were slain in their classroom. Beautiful young lives snuffed out before they had a chance to fulfil any of their potential. I honestly don’t know how you would ever carry on with life.On Princess Cruises, adventure meets elegance, class and style.
It began a week before I went on air for CNN, in January 2011.Of these, over 31,000 are fatalities, 11,000 of them murders and 18,000 suicides.More than a million people have been killed with guns in America since 1968 when Dr Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated.Since then, I’ve watched in despair as the volume of gun-related massacres has escalated.