Not So Gunless in UK: 1.8m Firearms and Counting

According to, the UK is home to 1.8 million firearms, up two percent on last year. That’s legally registered firearms. It’s safe to assume that there are half again as many illegal firearms lingering within the island nation. Which kind knocks the wind from the sails of gun control advocates who like to hold up The Land of Hope and Glory as the gun-less prototype for U.S. firearms legislation. Or does it?