You can buy them from a licensed retail outlet, a gun show, online, and through a private sale. Background checks are required for all gun purchases through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL), which includes retailers (anyone from Walmart to mom and pop shops) and some individuals.Does the UK allow guns?
Open carry of loaded weapons is legal in NI, and you can own handguns. Also, unlike the rest of the UK, you can apply to own a weapon for the purposes of personal protection, and if such a licence is granted, then you are allowed to carry it concealed in public.How many guns in England?
According to the most recent figures for England and Wales, there are 138,728 people certificated to hold firearms and they own 435,383 weapons. There are 574,946 shotgun certificates which cover 1.4 million shotguns.