In the UK we've got a choice (or we would have if major changes ever became a serious possibility instead of a hypothetical one brought up by curious Americans...). We can either keep the existing laws, which stop us from having to worry about intruders and attackers having guns.
Yes, because when you make something illegal, the criminals will stop using it, right?
Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.
In the Victorian era, it was quite unremarkable for a gentleman to have a Webley or a Tranter in his coat pocket, especially when traveling.
This is possibly one of the very most interesting points in gun control debates, it was also possible to buy dynamite more easily in the past and there were not as many incidents of "mad bombings" necessitating control.
Do you think that class divisions and income prevented guns becoming available to criminal rather than gentlemanly elements or how did it work?