Hello all, i'm new to this site I was wondering your opinions on UK gun control The UK banned all Semi-Auto rifles and pistols after two mass shootings. But this did not lead to the decrease in gun crime. Ever since theses laws were enacted gun crime and violent crime increased. There is an estimated 4 million illegal firearms in the UK and gun crime has increased from 9000 in 1980 (when firearms laws were less restrictive) to 11,000 in 2011/12. This shows that restring guns has led to increase in crime and targeted the law abiding citizens into giving up their sporting items. These weapons were primarily used for sport but also for different professions such as a vet who could carry a pistol (e..g putting down cows with mouth and foot disease). In my opinion gun laws in the UK need to less restrictive and need to more like Canada's laws where many types of firearms are legal but owners have to have psychology tests etc to own one. I'm interested to hear your thoughts and opinions on UK gun laws.