lol @ "blade culture"
why does the UK take away women's abilty to defend themselves from a man in his 20's wielding a knife by forbidding her from carrying a gun?
what a backwards culture
i'm from the UK
legal guns would mean more guns around;
our criminals generally do not have guns
despite the hysterical tone of the article in the OP, guns are not easy to obtain in the UK. It is not uncommon for recovered firearms to turn out to be things like WW2 Lugers and converted blank-firers or re-bored decommissioned display pieces.
Alongside the rarity of the hardware, the real problem is ammunition. It is extremely difficult to get hold of ammunition, to the point that you have situations where guys are using converted blank-firers and slugs they have molded/cast themselves. That's how much of a joke it can be.
There are *some* proper pieces of hardware out there, usually coming via the Albanians and the Turks, there was a surge in weaponry coming in after the Yugoslavia wars some years back, but on the whole most of the guns and ammo in the UK are total shit and not common at all.
If you legalized firearms here, every criminal would be armed by the end of the week. It would be a fucking shitshow, total disaster. As it stands, most people in the UK now will live their entire lives without ever seeing a firearm of any kind in real life ever.
Here's a simple test: Which country has more criminals with firearms and more gun deaths - the US or the UK?
there's your answer