Some time ago, Tiny Blur's UK government (I use the term loosely since their only purpose is getting re-elected, rather than actually governing) banned handguns. They had a gun amnesty, in which anyone with a handgun could hand it in without being prosecuted. They are planning another.
Very nice of them.
All the law-abiding citizens who had handguns, including those who had Great-Grandfather's rusty Boer War pistol in the attic, handed them in.
The criminals didn't. What a surprise. So the arms are now all in the hands of the harmful, rather than the harmless.
The criminals were put in a position where they knew the law-abiding citizens had no guns. I've ranted about this before. Did this Government's scheme cut gun crime, or was it yet another example of action without thought?
Judge for yourself.
I have no guns. Never have, and never will. Bows are legal though and require no license.
They're also silent, so the neighbours need never know if I have a burglar in the house.