Personally I think the gun control laws are fine in the UK. Its an island so it can be regulated fairly easily and is. There aren't any roaming bands of tigers likely to eat UK denzines, so what purpose would it serve to flood the country with firearms?
I probably fall into the catagory of most UK citizens, I've seen guns (at a distance) at airports being carried by the police, but I've never held, heard/saw one be fired or fired one myself.
Its reassuring to know that someone getting shot anywhere in the UK has a high chance of being front page news due to the unusualness of the event.
Yep. Gun control works here very well, gun-related violence is nice and low and I'd like to keep it that way. The US has very different geography and culture, so control might not be nearly as practical as it is here. Hence why UK and US gun control are two very separate issues.
UK knife crime on the other hand... (Having seen London gang footage, I'm surprised they don't call it sword crime.)
FWIW, I'm American and guns kinda creep me out. It's way too easy to do a lot of damage with a gun. People can get into fights over someone drinking the last beer and have somebody wind up dead because it's just so easy to kill with the darn things. Even with a knife you've got to work at it a little.
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