I'm not aware of any socialist country that allows its citizens, or visitors from free countries, to possess anything so 'dangerous' as a...gasp...modern handgun.
England has a very proud heritage and its citizens have fought many times to preserve their independence from foreign dictatorships. But its law-abiding citizens put their freedom into the hands of politicians many years ago, and in all of their wisdom, those politicians came to the conclusion that the average citizen simply did not have the maturity to possess the same weapons as the criminal element. I'm not sure how that has worked out for them, but, nevertheless, it is the law of the land.
If you find that I'm in error about this conclusion, please enlighten me. It might be reassuring, since we are in a constant struggle to keep our our own politicians from taking us down that same road.