Not only no legal handguns and highly-restricted long guns, but
That willingness was further undermined by a broad revision of
criminal law in 1967 that altered the legal standard for
self-defense. Now everything turns on what seems to be "reasonable"
force against an assailant, considered after the fact. As Glanville
Williams notes in his Textbook of Criminal Law, that
requirement is "now stated in such mitigated terms as to cast doubt on whether it [self-defense] still forms part of the law."
Yes, the article is from 2002; it still holds true for the poor bastards in Britain. And it's just what the gun bigots want.