(Original post by Howard)
Yes, that's right. I remember now; in the UK only criminals have guns because ordinary decent law-abiding citizens had to turn their's in.
Firstly it really helps police. IF someone has a gun, they are automatically a criminal. no differentiation needed.
Secondly the levels of handguns have fallen massively since the ban. A greater percentage of the handguns now in use are converted replicas firing homemade bullets. THese are far less powerful, accurate and lethal.
Thirdly there was no way in hell our public would ever let hundguns continue - licensed or not after having our children slaughtered by one handgun enthusiast (witrh an otherwise clean past)