*cross posted from Assoluta Tranquillita*
No, that is not just me mouthing off! From Press TV:
UKIP leader calls for UK gun laws to be relaxed
The leader of Britain’s Eurosceptic right-wing political party, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), says the UK government should lift a ban on handguns that has been in place for almost two decades, calling the current ban on handguns “ludicrous.”
“I think proper gun licensing is something we’ve done in this country responsibly and well for a long time, and I think the kneejerk legislation that Blair brought in that meant that the British Olympic pistol team have to go to France to even practice was just crackers,” Nigel Farage said during a radio interview on Friday.
He added, “If you criminalize handguns then only the criminals carry the guns. It’s really interesting that since Blair brought that piece of law in, gun crime doubled in the next five years in this country.”
“I think that we need a proper gun licensing system, which to a large extent I think we already have, and I think the ban on handguns is ludicrous,” Farage commented….
Yes, there is more, including from detractors, HERE.