There’s some interesting stuff coming out of the United Kingdom these days, specifically a new concept for getting around the existing semi-auto rifle ban that has been in place for ages. Previous attempts to get a somewhat functional AR-15 or semi-automatic-esque firearm into the market relied on a pump action sort of design where the operator worked the action for every shot, but now a new design seems to be popping up that’s enabling our limey cousins to enjoy some of the rapid firing capabilities of the rifle that they have been sorely missing.
The above video isn’t entirely accurate (the gun doesn’t fire from an open bolt as claimed), but the overview of how the system works is pretty good. The idea is that the bolt locks open after every round, and the operator needs to push a button to reload the gun after every pull of the trigger. This satisfies the requirement that the gun not be semi-automatic, and it does so in a way that’s quicker to operate and much easier to use.
It just goes to show you that no matter how hard you try to prohibit something, ingenious people will always find a way around the ban.