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Nigel Farage: End Britain’s Handgun Ban

Nigel Farage, of the U.K. Independence party, would like to see Britain’s handgun ban overturned. Per the Telegraph:

The Ukip leader has said it is party policy for hand guns to be legalised and licensed in the UK despite being banned in the UK for the last 18 years.

Mr Farage said the current ban on the guns, which were made illegal following the school shooting at Dunblane in 1996, was “ludicrous.”

Speaking on LBC Radio Mr Farage said that it was Ukip policy to create a “proper licensing policy” and that people who kept hand guns responsibility locked up and had were willing to get an official license should “absolutely” be allowed them.

Good on him. I can only imagine the vitriol that is going to be thrown his way for this.

Cleverly, Farage made sure to balance it out with a typically ignorant British caricature of the United States:

Mr Farage said: “I would not like us to go to the American System which strikes me as being absolutely crazy that you can go and buy automatic repeating rifles down at a local gun shop that looks more like a supermarket.

Everyone else in the story freaked out at the idea — as you might predict.