posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 08:03 AM
God, you guys are soooooooo lucky - having a proper constitution and all that. The 'Right To Keep And Bear Arms' is something I covet greatly.
We Brits have something called 'Magna Carta' which King John signed on the Isle of Runnymead a long, long time ago. It supposedly gave us
'peasents' rights over kings and Barons, raised our standard of living, and above all, gave us hope for our future.
We also used to have something called 'The Firearms Act 1968'. Under it's original provisions, we were allowed to own firearms (rifles and
semi-automatic handguns) provided we belonged to gun clubs and demonstrated 'upright' citizanry and held a Fire Arms Certificate (FAC).
Shotguns could be owned by anybody who held the appropriate certificate.
Now, after a couple of really horrific gun crimes, successive Brit governments have reformed the law so that we are humstrung and can't even own a
shotgun with more than 3 rounds in the mag!