Патрислав Андреевич wrote:and if gun laws are totally irrelevant here, then when was the last time you saw a mass shooting (...) in Europe
The biggest one were the Paris attacks. Strict gun laws didn't prevent it, but instead took away the possibility of self-protection.
Strict gun laws however made it impossible for the terrorist of Joué-les-Tours to find a gun, instead he had to make do with a knife.
Also, there was this other case of a suspect arrested by the police because he bought a knife online after he tried to buy a gun to no avail.
Maybe less people would have died that night in Paris - and that remains to be proved because even in the US I don't think you can go to a concert or a bar with a weapon, and if someone is firing at you with an AK-47 you're not going to try to take him down with a simple gun - but if the downside is more killing sprees in schools and whatnot I have to say it's a stupid idea.