Folks in the US need to understand that the attack on privately held guns in the UK, has been a progressive one, both literally and figuratively.
Licensing of arms in the UK began in 1870, initially to create revenue. - so a tax on private property and self defense - and one purchased these at the Post Office.
In 1903, the first restrictive act on pistols was introduced.
However, following WW1the Firearms Act of 1920 was introduced, as the PTB were terrified of returning soldiers, who were aware that they had been used as cannon fodder and had returned to a society worse than it had been in 1914.
Under the pretense of stopping crime, restrictions - licensing and registration were placed not only on arms but ammunition.
The 1689 English Bill of Rights, only allowed the ownership of firearms - "as allowed by law", after 1920, the Home Secretary and police, had the final say on who could or could not possess arms. Those deemed to be of "intemperate habits", "unsound mind", or anyone considered "...for any reason unfitted to be trusted with firearms." were exempted.
Sound familiar with what the Feds want to push in the US?
Over the years, further legislation has place more restrictions on ownership / possession - i.e the peons cannot possess arms for self defense - only those serving the PTB are permitted.
Following the 1987 Hungerford and 1996 Dunblaine massacres, certain classes of arms i.e centrefire semi auto rifles and pistols could no longer be possessed by private individuals
(N.B - Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands have their own firearms regulations.)
Pretty much all guns are subject to licensing in the UK - the main two license classes are firearms and shotguns. BP arms whether rifled or smoothbore require a license, and a secondary license is also required for BP 'storage' itself. Pyrodex and other substitutes don't require a license.
The key thing in understanding the native mentality that now exists in the UK - all Brits that's English, Scots and the Welsh - is that there is no 'real' culture of rebellion against the PTB.
Any MSM publicized rebellion is carefully co-opted and controlled by the PTB - look into 'Common Purpose'.
All of the independence for Scotland and Wales agitprop solely serves the EU agenda of internal division, breaking up nations and cultures in the goal of forming the 'New Europe' - the migrant invasion will fuel the final stages of the native population / culture replacement program.
Brits as a whole, much like other western nations, have largely been brainwashed by media, popular culture and higher education over the past 45 years.
Based on your opinions or beliefs, most of the UK population have been programmed into pigeonholing others into pre-designated categories.
Display any form of freethinking, such a libertarian beliefs and you will mindfuck them.
Even those in the UK that do support the right to bears arms, know that any form of self defense or resistance would only meet with them being imprisoned or executed by armed police and demonized by the media and most of the sheeple population.
i.e - Farmer Tony Martin
If the future in the UK is a dire as many foresee, only then will the natives begin to see the value in the unalienable right to bear arms.