The USA has a population 5 times that of the UK, so bearing that in mind let me give you a few facts.
So far this year 2013, 5 police officers have died in the UK while on duty, three in road traffic accidents, two collapsed and died, one from a heart attack the other from unknown cause, not a single death as a result of death by a criminal with any type of weapon.
In the USA so far this year 17 police officers have died from weapons, 16 murdered with guns, 1 with a knife.
Lets take another year 2012, a bad year for British police officers, three were murdered all as a result of guns, although one incident which killed two police officers included the use of hand grenades.
Now in the USA for 2012, 49 police officers died from gunshot wounds, 2 were accidental, 5 were stabbed and one died as the result of an assault, that makes a total murdered with weapons of 54 police officers.
The last time we had a gun attack in one of our schools was in 1996, 17 years ago when 16 children died, we learnt from that and our gun control laws were tightened. Since this time in the US over 260 children have died from gun attacks in schools.
No argument you use can justify your lack of gun control, using the tragic death of this young soldier just shows how low you are willing to sink in order to attempt to justify the unjustifiable.