Over here in the UK, the recent tragedy in Newtown has highlighted, once again, our own obsession of how America's love affair with firearms reaps the seeds it sows and how the world would be a better place without guns, just as we have. (In the UK there are no gun shops or whatever they're called). But on the other hand, it didn't stop Michael Ryan killing 16 people in Hungerford in 1987 or Thomas Hamilton killing 17 people in Dunblane in 1996 (and that was also a school massacre). Meanwhile, in France they have a very much laissez-faire attitude towards guns with the idea that man should be the hunter. And you know what? There must be some people out there, but I'm not aware of any French guy going nuts with a gun and making world headlines, so is it a case of culture versus the gun or gun verses the culture?