I’ve lived in the UK for most of my life - I’m Scottish and apart from working abroad in Spain for a few years and China for the odd contract here and there - I’ve spent most of my life in Scotland and I’ve never met a single person who wants US style gun laws.I don’t live in a political bubble - I know conservatives, hardcore socialists, centrists, Scottish separatists, Greens, Welsh separatists, Irish Unionists, pretty much folk from all over the Scottish and British political spectrum from High Tory to Momentum, and I’ve never met a single person in favour of relaxing the gun laws. Literally, not a single person. I’ve met more people who see the future in dreams and believe in “little people” or think that aliens built the pyramids than I’ve met who are in favour of changing the gun laws, because in both of the former cases I’ve met N0 people in that category, that’s how fringe it is. This includes gun owners of which I’ve known a couple, both farmers incidentally, because it’s actually totally legal to own a gun in the UK if you have a good reason for it and fill out the appropriate forms etc.So, if you are seriously asking if there are any people in the UK are in favour of our gun laws, a way of phrasing it that suggests doubt that such people exist, well it’s over 95% according to the polls I’ve seen, so duh, yes.If there were significant numbers of people in favour - like more than a couple of percent, people would vote for political parties that said they would change it. I sometimes see on Quora people who seem to think that we’ve had our guns ripped out of our hands by an oppressive government or something when in fact governments that we have voted for both Conservative, Labour and in Scotland, SNP, have enacted more or less what the public has acted for. Normally, those three groupings would have difficulty agreeing that 2+2=4 so what does it tell you that they agree on this? It tells you that voting against something supported by 95% of the population plus is electoral suicide, that’s what it tells you.The “docile Brits have their guns taken away by totalitarian government” claim totally fails to take into account that the UK is actually a democracy where the government has to operate within broad public opinion. Now, in many cases this is not the case because no democracy is perfect, and the USA is no better in this repsect, but this is one time when successive governments have been very much in line with what people actually want.The truth is that the UK is pro gun restrictions for a couple of reasons. The first is that we’ve never had a culture of gun ownership. I’ve seen a few US far right propagandiists argue agaisnt this by randomly cherry picking a few data points like some 19th century advert for pistols or whatever to make out that the UK used to be like the USA in this respect before Evil Government took our gunz away. this argument forgets that the UK is actually a real country with real people. If the UK ever had a culture of mass gun ownership in the past, we’d have heard of it. We have grandparents, great-grandparents etc. Funnily enough, none of mine ever mentioned owning a gun. It doesn’t get mentioned much in novels or history books either because it was never especially common. Why would it be? The US has a history of having a frontier where people had to defend themselves. The UK has been settled since ancient times. I don’t live in a remote ranch in Montana where I have to defend myself from bears and intruders. I live in a conurbation of 2 million in central Scotland where if there’s a problem, I can have a squad of cops with machine guns on site in under 4 minutes.It never ceases to amaze me how some people fail to grasp that things are different in other countries not because people are being oppressed or just haven’t seen the light, but because people actually want different things as a result of having a different culture to begin with. I have zero interest in guns and I see no benefit in owning one because I’m not a farmer who needs to shoot foxes.The second reason why British people are in favour of our gun laws is that they work. This brings us onto the second line of attack against British gun laws, which is to portray the UK as some sort of violent hellhole where our oppressed citizens live in fear from criminals because we can’t defend ourselves. I don’t want to repeat myself because I’ve already gone into some detail here : Do you think that the British are happier that they don’t have to worry about if someone is armed or not?However, I will ask three questions - if you think that the UK is unusually violent:a) Are you happy walking through the streets of a major city from downtown to home at 2am alone and unarmed? Would you do this in Baltimore, Detroit or Saint Louis? Cos I do that all the time in Glasgow which statistically has one of the highest crime rates in the UK and not only has nothing ever happened to me, nothing has ever come close to happening to me.b) Would you be happy going on foot to a bar in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in one of those cities e.g. West Baltimore to attend e.g. a pub quiz (or equivalent social event because I’m not sure that pub quizes are a thing in the USA)? Cos one of my favourite bars in Glasgow is in Govanhill which is considered one of the roughest places in Scotland. I do the equivalent of drinking in West Baltimore almost every week. I’ve experienced zero problems so far, in my life.If the answer to those questions is “no” then I guess I live in less fear of crime than you do, don’t I? Now, I’m not a moron, there are places in some UK cities where I’d be less happy wandering around at 2am than others, but fear of crime is not a major part of my life and the idea that I should feel the need to be armed to deal with me is so far from my lived experience of the world that it’s like something out of science-fiction. Looking at the Scottish crime survey, where the vast majority of Scots - and Scotland is the most violent part of the UK, though we have slightly less theft than England and Wales - report that they are perfectly happy walking home at night, including a large majority of both women and people who live in deprived neighbourhoods, then it seems like my experience, while not 100% of the story - if I lived in Springburn or Easterhouse I might well have a different tale to tell - is at least mainstream within Scottish society. Latest Findings from the SCJS - Public perceptions of crime summaryc) Third question - do you live in country where the death of a gang member or black teenager is front page news? Because I do. Those lurid examples that people love to quote are actually evidence that the UK is still a fairly safe country. Violent death is not common here. Last year Scotland saw 59 cases of homicide in a population of 5.4 million or about 1.09 per 100,000. Homicide in Scotland 2017-2018: statisticsIn the USA it’s 4.9 per 100,000 Crime in the United States - Wikipedia. A single gang murder is national front page news in the UK but not in the USA because it’s 5 times as likely in the latter as in the former. The very fact that there are national headlines about gang murders is an argument against what you are saying. I mean, duh!Before anyone goes “oh but I read that the UK has more violent crime than the USA” - well I strongly suggest that you read up on the definition of “violent crime” in the UK. It’s like the idea that Sweden is the “rape capital of the world” or whatever - it’s only because the definitions used in those countries are unusually broad and so things are included that would not be included in the USA. In the UK, I got called a “f***ing c***” from someone driving past in a car a couple of months ago. That counts as a “violent crime” in Scotland but there was no violence or even any real threat of violence involved.I suppose someone could claim at this point that the official crime stats are part of a conspiracy by the evil government who took away our guns but this just raises the question of why if there is more violence than we are told why it never happens to anyone I know and why the government would even bother. It’s like Flat Earth conspiracy theories - the biggest argument against them is just why would anyone even bother in the first place? If the government was that worried about being overthrown why would they ban guns and not elections? The government gets overthrown every 5–10 years because guess what? The UK is a democracy. The UK government allowed Scotland an independence referendum where we came within 5% of “overthrowing the government” big time (and taking the nuke base and oil with us) - so what sense would it make for a government to allow that but resort to creating a totalitarian Matrix style web of deceit to fool us about crime in order to preserve gun laws, which is something that hardly anyone even cares about? It makes no f&&&ing sense whatsoever.Short version:Most people in the UK support gun laws because a) they are an example of governments listening to what people want which is what democracy is supposed to be b) we have never had a culure of mass gun ownership c) the laws work. If you believe otherwise then you are either lying to others or yourself or have been lied to in turn by propagandists who like the promote the rest of the world as a dystopian hellhole to support their own arguments. You have to ask yourself if they have to do that, how good those arguments are in the first place.