Originally Posted by manta
No that's just pointing out a fact. The reason they are so draconian is because most citizens in the UK have no interest in firearms, so the government can push trough laws without any fear of losing votes.
As I said the firearms laws in the UK are not much more draconian than the laws in Canada.
The article in the link is rubbish, the police Army and people in N Ireland( UK )have being carrying firearms for years and it has not stopped the some of the worst violence and rioting in Europe. If you think because some people are armed it will stop people rioting you are kidding yourself. PS Self defence would not seen as a good reason for owning a firearm in Canada that's why handguns can not be owned or carried for self defence.
"most citizens in the UK have no interest in firearms," No interest probably means unless your in the military, you also have no access to weapons nor do you know how to use them.
I like the Kentucky Long Pistol idea but CCW might be a bit tough with that.
When was the last time England had to actually save their own arses from an invader? I know the answer, not in the last couple centuries! They learned to let others worry more about their futures than themselves. UKers have no interest until someone wants what they have then what will you do? I know the answer to that also, Call the Former slave colony now known as the USA and ask for reinforcements.
Heres what Ive noticed- The last nation to attack the USA prior to England was Japan, that didnt turn out so well for them, their plan Bombed!!!! We spanked their asses like a couple hundreds years before we did to the Crown! The USA has no foreign military presence in our country but we are present in many nations like the UK as a deterrent to Hitlers, Hito's, Stallins and others that want to do what Jolly old England did to Scotland and America!
Our proximity to foreign invaders other than South Americans is certainly a deterrent but I would have to say that the fact so many Americans "DO HAVE AN INTEREST IN FIREARMS"
is even a bigger factor! We have more firearms and bullets in our county
than many small nations have including their armed forces. 8 out of 10 homes on my road are armed and ready to respond to a Coyote, thug or invader of any kind. Add to that, all of our LEO's even Game Wardens are packing heat not tiny baseball bats. Thats like playing a game of Russian roulette with an AR15, no chance of avoiding a round or two through the gourd!
I live in the most forearm restrictive state in the union (as of a little over a year ago). We have just begun to rally against the restrictions and were already gaining ground. Were not hoping to just eliminate the new laws, were going after some of the old ones as well. Just as a reminder of what we will accept as law, heres the one real Americans believe in-----
2nd Amendment- A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
I know its pretty simple, we like it that way, everyone here cant afford an Oxford Education to read the ;laws they must follow so The KISS System works for most of us in the US. Let me remind you of what happens to a nation that doesnt care about firearms, they get occupied for life by nations that do!
RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire
RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire
RAF Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk 
RAF Menwith Hill, Yorkshire Dales
RAF Mildenhall, Mildenhall