Though I can’t speak to what happened in the UK, I know that in Australia, like here in NZ, the confiscation wasn’t that successful (20-30% aren’t good metrics in my books), and its effects are being undone thanks to 3D-printing. You pull a Jacinda in the states, and watch as my friends turbocharge development of 3D-printed gun designs that as of right now, are more theoretical than practical, due to the need [in America] not being there. Once the social contract is broken on guns, your party sure-asshit better remain in power, because the second it loses it, you can kiss goodbye to any gun control whatsoever, and people will be stockpiling arms like there’s no tomorrow.
Also, why England and Australia? Why not copy Switzerland or Czechia or Finland? They have access to the same guns there, yet mass shootings are extremely rare.
They say the same thing about New Zealand, so I know the feel, bro. Case-in-point: I’ve quoted Tarrant’s manifesto directly to police officers in much the same way people have quoted Mein Kampf to idiot liberals to see if they agree with any of its points (and if they do, springing who the author was on them), and I have yet to be arrested or even fined for it.
I’m sure you’ve heard something to this effect “The dictatorial rulers of Australia/New Zealand want to turn their countries into a Marxist-Leninist state!” I usually hear it repeated by moronic anti-vaxxers here, but my response is always the same whether is ignorant rightoids or anti-vaxxers: “Do you even know what Marxism-Leninism even means!?”