QUOTE. So was the passage of the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, which, ironically, did not extend to Northern Ireland where I see you are posting from. This legislation virtually banned all handgun ownership in the UK.
True but you said ___allow our citizenry to own ghastly guns. As i said their are a lot of gun owners in the UK that enjoy shooting. Who would look at the gun laws in the USA with envy rather than looking down their noses at them. PS. Why do you say ironically that handgun ban did not apply to N Ireland. The problem here was never law abiding citizens with firearms but more criminals with illegal firearms.