The Brits? So did "we", at one time. The classic case, the fellow who tried to shoot president-elect Roosevelt in 1932. He did shoot Mayor "Tony" Cermak, of Chicago, who lingered for a couple weeks before dying. The perp was tried and convicted, midstream for murder, and sentenced to death, executed - in less than a month.
(Obviously, our criminal justice system was modelled after the British Colonial system which preceded it. My point being, the panti-waists who are currently administering "justice" in this country are WAY off base.)