I don't think this would be the case in more stringent countries like UK; Germany, France etc...
Germany and France are nothing like the uk. handguns are pretty much banned alltogether you gotta jump thru hoops to get hunting guns and semi's are completely banned
in france shotguns aren't regulated at all
in Germany you can get licenses for hunting or sportshooting same as france.
you take a hunting or sport shooting course and a little test basically, pretty much like Sweden