Where we are different, we have a 200 year history and culture of gun ownership. And we have a Second Amendment, and we have a system that believes the rights—the Second Amendment in other words—predate the republic.
And the point of having a government, as in the Declaration, is to secure the rights. In Britain, you have no such right; the government will control gun ownership. So unless you are willing to confiscate—which would be unconstitutional and would cause insurrection in the country—as Australia did, these things will not have an effect, except at the margins. And that's the tragedy here.