In 1996 a gunman shot 16 children and one teacher before killing himself in Dunblane, Scotland. It remains the deadliest mass shooting in British history. Public debate about the massacre centred on gun control laws. Eventually two new Firearms Acts were passed, which outlawed private ownership of most handguns in the UK. Mick North's daughter Sophie died in the Dunblane shooting and he was a founding member of the Gun Control Network.